A matter of balance: Managing concerns about falls

Newtown Square 1:30 PM ET To 3:00 PM ET
Oct 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:

  • Monday, October 1, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Monday, October 8, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Monday, October 15, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Monday, October 22, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Monday, October 29, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Monday, November 5, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Monday, November 12, 2018 from 1:30–3:30 pm
  • Monday, November 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 is held in the Conference Room C. To get to the conference room: Park in the lot at the Main Line Health Center at Newtown Square. Enter through the front entrance double doors; make a left at the reception desk through the double doors. Look for Conference Room C sign. Pass through the reception lobby and through door and make a quick right. Conference room is at the end of the hallway.