Concerns about falls

Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls is a program for you.

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 family and friends. 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.

The Wilton Senior Center is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls starting Thursday, Feb. 7, from 1 to 3. The course will be eight weeks. The program is no cost. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served.

Please call Stephanie at 203-834-6240 to register or for more information.

Coming events

Friday, Jan. 18 : 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; Noon, Bridge; 1, Intermediate Bridge with Mike Hess (last class of the session).

Monday, Jan. 21: Senior center will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 22: 9:45, Be Moved! With Phyllis Hirschfield; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Five Crowns; 1, Studio Knitting; 3, Stay at Home in Wilton Open House.

Wednesday, Jan. 23: 10, Open Bridge with Mike Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, American Mah Jongg; 1:30, Comstock Players rehearsals.

Thursday, Jan. 24: 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; Noon, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.