September 10 – Managing Concerns About Falls

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If you or someone you know is limiting activity because of fear of falling, the Cortland County Area Agency on Aging has an informational class series that might help. “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls can help older adults remain more independent and improve their quality of life.

This weekly class series for eight weeks is an evidence-based program 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.

Fear of falling can be as dangerous as falling.  Limiting activities can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.  Also many older adults experience isolation or depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends.

This class series will be held on Mondays from 1:30-3:30 PM from September 10 through November 5 at the Cortland Senior Center in the County Office Building, 60 Central Avenue, Cortland. Parking and the main entrance are at the side of the building.

Prescreening and preregistration are required.  Call the Area Agency on Aging at (607) 753-5060 to register and for more information. This class series is sponsored by Cortland County Area Agency on Aging and its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

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