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Are You Concerned About Falls?

Northfield, NH – Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling?  Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?  If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.

Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself.  People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.  Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends.  A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. 

LRGHealthcare is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls in a free 8-week workshop on Wednesday’s from 9:30-11:30am beginning on September 20 at the Pines Community Center in Northfield.   The workshop is co-sponsored by Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack County Elder Services.

A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.
For more information or to register for this upcoming workshop, please call LRGHealthcare Education Services at 527-7120.
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.
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