The Florida Senior Center is offering an eight week program called "A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls" from 1 to 3 p.m. starting Thursday, Sept. 5.
Participants must agree to attend at least six of the eight sessions.
The cost for the eight sessions is $8, paid upon registering, which covers the costs of the participant workbook and refreshments.
The intended audience is seniors, both those who may fear falling in the future, and seniors who may have already fallen. Caretakers of the elderly would also benefit.
Participants learn how to set realistic goals to increase their activity level, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.
The registration deadline is Aug. 20. The class is limited to 15 participants.
The Senior Center is located on the Mohawk Trail. For more information or directions, call Donna at (413) 662-2811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.