The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging and the Ventura County Public Library are partnering to bring a practical, award-winning, and free of cost fall prevention course to Ventura residents starting in October. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. This program is designed to help you manage falls and increase activity levels. Emphasizing practical strategies to manage falls, participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.
Victoria Jump, Director of the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging says, “Falls are not a natural part of aging. Evidence Based Exercise programs like Matter of Balance and others we offer can help a senior learn exercises and strategies to prevent falling.”
Anyone concerned about falls, interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength, or who has fallen in the past or anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns should contact the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging for more information and to register.
This free course will be held once per week for 8 weeks at EP Foster Library’s Topping Room. Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting Thursday, Oct. 13 through Thursday, Dec. For more information and to register, please contact the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging at 477-7343 or 800-510-2020.
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