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Better your balance and prevent falls with upcoming workshop

While falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injury for people age 65 and older, falls are not an inevitable part of aging. You can learn ways to prevent fall-related injuries.

HL MOB Workshop photoMatter of Balance classes won't just help to improve your chances of staying on your feet; you will also have a lot of fun! Meet new people and learn together in small groups of peers lead by two leaders from your own community. Contact Healthy Living at LifePath to learn more: 413-773-5555 x2304 or 978-544-2259 x2304.The 2015 United States of Aging Survey by the National Council on Aging polled older adults about how they are preparing for their later years and found that more than half of those questioned would be interested in the expansion of community-based health promotion programs, including falls prevention classes.

Healthy Living offers a free falls prevention workshop:
“A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls”

Healthy Living, a program of LifePath, offers an evidence-based workshop on maintaining balance, a key component to preventing falls in older adults. You will:

  • Reduce your fear of falling while you increase your activity level.
  • Learn strategies that improve balance and increase flexibility and strength.
  • Set training goals and share practical solutions with other participants.
  • Learn to stay safe, active, and independent.

Local volunteer leaders lead groups that meet weekly for several weeks in different communities. Caregivers and loved ones of elders and persons with disabilities are also welcome to attend.

The next free workshop series starts in July!

Join us on Wednesdays, July 12 to August 30, 2017, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Greenfield Senior Center. Participants are provided with refreshments as well as a workbook to help guide them through the curriculum. We encourage individuals to bring a caregiver, friend, or family member if they feel that they need extra support. To register, contact Marcus Chiaretto, Healthy Living Program Coordinator, 413-773-5555 x2304, 978-544-2259 x304, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can also be trained to become a volunteer Healthy Living Leader and co-lead workshops in your own community. For more information, contact Marcus.

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