Pella Chronicle

Health

October 20, 2011

Hearthstone offers ‘A Matter of Balance’ workshop

Pella — Hearthstone, a Ministry of WesleyLife in partnership with Aging Resources, is now offering “A Matter of Balance” fall prevention workshop.  This workshop meets each Tuesday and Thursday  from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. at Pella Manor from October 25 to November 17.  

A “Matter of Balance” is an award winning program (2006 Healthcare and Aging Award, American Society on Aging, 2006 Innovations and Achievements Award National Association of Area Agencies on Aging) designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls.

“I am already noticing a difference in my physical being. I plan to continue these exercises.  Hopefully I’ll be jumping over the moon soon.”  And “I seem to be more aware of every situation for my safety. I now, stop, look and listen to my surroundings.”

Participant Satisfaction:

-97% are more comfortable talking about fear of falling

-97% feel comfortable increasing activity

-99% plan to continue exercising

-98% would recommend A Matter of Balance

To register for the workshop, please contact Natasha Jansen, Hearthstone Wellness Coordinator at 621-0316.  The cost for the eight sessions is $15.  Scholarships are available.

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