A matter of balance: Managing concerns about falls

Paoli 1:30 PM ET To 3:30 PM ET
Mar 1 2018

Have you stopped doing certain things you enjoy because you were concerned about falling? If so, you are not alone. Chances are you or someone you know has fallen or is afraid of falling and might restrict some activities because of these concerns.

This program recognizes the risk of falling but emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce this concern and remain active and independent.

During this program, which is led by trained facilitators, participants will learn how to:

  • View falls as controllable
  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Make changes to reduce falls risks at home
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance

This is a free course but registration is required. Participants must commit to attending all sessions. The program is held for two hours each week for eight weeks on the following dates:

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm

For more information about hosting a program at your organization or to register for this event, contact Lisa Eckenrode, RN, trauma injury prevention coordinator at 484.565.8328 or email eckenrodel@mlhs.org.

This event will be held in the Potter Room. To get to the Potter Room: Drive onto the Paoli Hospital campus and follow signs to the Medical Office Building (MOB) parking. This is around the back of the hospital. Park in the MOB parking lot and enter MOB 1. This is the door closest to the Emergency Department. Once you are in the door, walk down the long hallway. You will see a large, open staircase. Follow the small hallway next to the staircase. The Potter Room will be on your left. If you pass the cafeteria, you have gone too far.