Start the New Year on the Right Foot with A Matter of Balance

by Patty Jenkins

The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is pleased to invite our Members, Friends and the Public to attend our second meeting of the New Year on February 12, 2020 from 12:30PM to 2:30PM at Ventura City Hall’s Community Meeting Room (#202 ). We are pleased to have the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging join us with an overview and presentations of their program “A Matter of Balance” and also their Nutrition Program to help us improve the quality of our lives as we face the many challenges of Parkinson’s Disease including aging!

Jannette Jauregui, Public Information Officer for the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging, (VCAAA) will provide us with a quick overview of the many services provided by the VCAAA that can benefit all of us.

Carol Vaughn, Fall Prevention Program Instructor of the VCAAA, will give us an overview of their “A Matter of Balance” classes which are designed for those 60 and older who may be more inactive than active and have poor balance. It is also for those who are at risk for falling, may also have experienced a fall and/or may have developed a fear of falling. The goal of this easy-to-do exercise regimen is to improve balance, strength, flexibility, and self-confidence. The VCAAA Fall Prevention Program strives to assist adults to maintain their independence at home.

Patti Jaeger is a Registered Dietitian with the VCAAA Senior Nutrition Program. She will give us information and an overview of their free nutrition counseling services and classes available to Ventura County residents as part of an effort to promote healthy living among older adults. Nutrition counseling services and classes include personalized one-on-one or group settings with a registered dietitian and a focus on healthy eating and variety of other individualized concerns.

The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group welcomes the public along with those who find themselves navigating the challenges of Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions. Hand-out resources available at every meeting. We are an independent and volunteer-organized group not affiliated with any other organization or group. For more information and detailed directions to our meetings, please call Patty at 805-766-6070.

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