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Join UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County for “A Matter of Balance”

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on January 1, 2023

Are you concerned about your balance? Have you turned down a chance to go out with friends or family
because you were worried about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?
If so, “A Matter of Balance” is a program for you.

Join UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County for “A Matter of Balance”

Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their
activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Many
older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with
friends and family. “A Matter of Balance” can help people improve their quality of life and remain
independent.

“A Matter of Balance” is 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.

This class is held on Wednesdays, starting January 25, 2023, through March 15, 2023, from 1:00pm –
3:00pm.

Classes are held once a week for eight weeks at the UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County, 3650 W
Sovereign Path in Lecanto.

Pre-registration is required and is first come, first serve.

For more information or to register by phone, contact the UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County office at (352) 527-5700

To register online, visit https://tinyurl.com/bdfpjt6v.

The University of Florida is committed to providing universal access to all our events. For disability accommodations, such as sign language interpreters and listening devices, please contact Stephanie
Clamer McMinds at [email protected] or (352) 527-5700 at least one week in advance. Advance notice is
necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

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