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: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Center  
2019 Windy Rd, Chesapeake VA, 23324                                                          

Dates: Monday, September 12 - October 31

Time: 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.


Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center 
683 Oak St, Franklin VA

Dates: Wednesday, October 19 - December 14

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Location: Bobbitt Midrise
5920 Poplar Hall Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502

Dates: Wednesday, September 14 - November 2

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Please call (757) 963-9209 for more information.



Meet Senior Services’ Wellness Program Trainers

Cindy Creede

  • Master Trainer for Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP) and Diabetes Self Management Program (DSMP)
  • Master Trainer for Matter of Balance
  • Fitness Instructor - Arthritis Foundation

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.

The information on Falls and Older Adults was developed for NIHSeniorHealth by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH.


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