Did You Know...
Tight heel cords cause falls. Don’t forget to stretch them from time to time while you are sitting in your favorite chair. It’s easy! Place your heel on the floor and stretch your toes toward you. Hold this position for five seconds and repeat several times.
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A Matter of Balance Program
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This 8-week program includes a workbook designed for home awareness of trip hazards, safety tips, and how-to’s to keep you safe and fall free. This course also includes light exercises and group discussion. Highly rated by participants!
Call early, these classes fill up quickly!
Location: Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
6350 Center Drive, Building 5, Suite 101, Room 115
Norfolk, VA 23502
Dates: Tuesdays, October 6, 2015 - November 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The cost of this workshop is $56.00 per session, and meets once a week for eight weeks. You must enroll by September 29, 2015. Each session lasts for two hours. Please call (757) 963-9209 for registration or more information.
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Some good information on exercise and fall prevention from one of our partners, NIHSeniorHealth:
Watch “Be Physically Active” (video) and see exercises older adults can do to prevent falls.