A matter of balance: Managing concerns about falls

Paoli 1:30 PM ET To 3:30 PM ET
Sep 27 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, September 27, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 15, 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 class will not be held at Paoli Hospital. The class you are registering for is held in the “Green Room” at 2 Industrial Boulevard, Paoli (just off the campus of Paoli Hospital and adjacent to the Paoli Surgery Center). The sign outside of the office building states “2 Paoli Office Park”. Please use entrance “A” to access the Green Room classroom.