Have you, or do you know someone, who turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because they were concerned about falling? Have they cut down on a favorite activity because they might fall?

Many older adults experience fear of falling and restrict their activities. “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls,” is an award winning program that acknowledges the risk of falling but emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce this concern.

During the sessions, participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable and set realistic goals for increasing activity. They also find ways to change the environment to reduce fall risk factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is being offered at the Bridgton Community Center at 15 Depot St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 13 through June 10. Courses run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The program cost is $20. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served.

Please call Lorraine Goldrup at the Bridgton Community Center at 647-3116 to register or for more information.

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