A Matter of Balance Works to Reduce Falls and Increase Activities Among Seniors

Did you know that one-third of all Americans ages 65 and older fall each year, and that falls result in over 2.8 million injuries that are treated by emergency departments annually. Did you also know that falls prevention programs exist to help create lifestyle changes that can decrease these statistics! 

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. A free 8-week class will be offered at 2 Cleveland Recreation Centers beginning in October.

The classes will take place starting October 5th at the Zelma George Recreation Center, and October 7th at the Estabrook Recreation Center.

Space is limited to 15 participants, so sign up today with the Cleveland Department of Aging by contacting Katie Gedeon at 216-664- 4383 or via email at kgedeon@city.cleveland.oh.us.

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