A Matter of Balance

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Caregiver U brings the A Matter of Balance program to the Central Texas community to prevent devastating falls in older adults and to help seniors develop an active, healthy lifestyle.

According to the CDC, one out of three older adults experience a fall each year. And falls are the leading cause of both nonfatal and fatal injuries in older adults. These are frightening statistics, but the good news is that falls are not a normal or inevitable part of aging– there are simple steps you can take today to reduce your risk or that of someone you love.

A Matter of Balance emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.  Classes are led by certified class leaders.  Participants will learn to:

  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance
  • View falls as controllable

Classes are free to the community, made possible through a generous grant from the St. David’s Foundation. Like all of CaregiverU’s courses, A Matter of Balance is led by certified class leaders. For more information, please contact Faith Unger, Project Coordinator: (512) 451-4611 x 244 or funger@ageofcentraltx.org.

 

Current Class Schedule:

Location: Georgetown

  • April 21 – May 14
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
  • Christ Lutheran church, 510 Luther Drive, Georgetown, TX  78628
  • Registrar: Jan Rodgers, (512) 863-2844 or janiskrodgers@yahoo.com

Location: North Austin

  • April 22 – June 10
  • Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • North Austin YMCA, 1000 W. Rundberg Lane, Austin, TX  78758
  • Registrar: North Austin YMCA, (512) 973-9622

Location: Taylor

  • April 6 – May 25
  • Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Scott and White Health, Taylor, TX
  • Registrar:  Marquitta Sherrod Morfin, (512) 509-0803 or msherrodmorfin@sw.org

New classes are added regularly. Want to inquire about a class in your area? Contact Project Coordinator Faith Unger at funger@ageofcentraltx.org  or 512-451-4611 x244.

More information about the “A Matter of Balance” curriculum can be found at the following web site: http://www.mmc.org/mh_body.cfm?id=432

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