GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – The award-winning program designed to help manage falls and increase activity level will be held in person. ‘A Matter of Balance’ is for anyone who is concerned about falls or has fallen in the past or has restricted their activities because of falling concerns. The workshop is sponsored by Centralina Area Agency on Aging, Gaston County Adult Services, and NC Cooperative Extension.
The program consists of eight weekly sessions and will be held on Tuesdays, March 5th through April 23rd, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All sessions will be held at Confluence South Fork in Cramerton, NC.
“We’re excited to offer this workshop in person,” said Linda Minges, program facilitator for NC Cooperative Extension. “So many people have been able to improve their balance, flexibility, and strength by the time they finish the course.”
Throughout the course, participants will learn how to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce the risk of fall at home, set goals for increasing activity, and exercises to increase strength and balance.
There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration is required. To register, email Rachel Andrea or call 704-824-4231 by February 20th.