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Matter of Balance Classes offered in Lecanto

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on April 10, 2019

Have you turned down a chance to go out with friends or family because you were concerned 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.

Wednesdays, starting May 1, 2019, until June 19, 2019. Two sessions of Matter of Balance classes will be offered, session 1 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or session 2 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Please choose one.

Classes are held once a week for 8 weeks for 2 hours each at the UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County, 3650 W Sovereign Path in Lecanto.

Are you concerned about falling?

Join UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County for 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.

Pre-registration is required and is first come first serve so call early. For more information or to register, contact the UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County office at 352-527-5700.