Defying Gravity ~ Learn How at the Bedford Council on Aging ~ Classes Begin in March and April!

February 27, 2019

COA offers a program on defying gravity

Simply put, the law of gravity makes things fall down.   But falling down is a very serious problem, especially if you’re a senior or have any health issues.  Falls Can Kill You. Here’s How to Minimize the Risk. New York Times, Feb 25th, 2019.    That’s why the COA is offering a course on fall prevention.   The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that people age 65+ have a greater than 25% chance of falling. And if someone falls once, their chance of falling again doubles, meaning there’s over 50% chance of a second fall.   There are many reasons why people fall;  getting weaker, poor eyesight, balance.  The thing is, there are techniques and tips to make you less likely to fall.  Little things can make a big difference.   Come to the session, and find out how to keep safe, and how you too can defy gravity.

A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Workshop – 1st Series Begins on March 12

Are you concerned about falls? Have you fallen in the past? Are you interested in improving balance, strength, and flexibility?  This is the class for you!
A Matter of Balance is a proven, award-winning fall prevention program designed for adults. This program focuses on useful strategies to manage falls.

Participants will learn to:

  • View falls as controllable
  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Make changes to lessen the risk of falls at home
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance
  • Get up after a fall

Two Sessions

Class meets once each week for 8 the Bedford Council on Aging, 12 Mudge Way

  • Tuesdays, March 12 – April 30, 2019, from 1 to 3 pm
  • Fridays, May 3 – June 21, 2019, from 9:30 to 11:30 am

Click this link to view/ print, or download the COA Defying Gravity poster

Contact:   Alison Cservenschi,  781-275-6825, or Marianne Smith, 781-275-6825

Please register early as space is limited! This program is presented with generous support from The Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and Winchester Hospital

DID YOU KNOW?  The COA has many exercise programs each week.  For a complete list check out page 4 of this month’s Newsletter

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