Mahaffey CAL to Host “A Matter of Balance” Classes

MAHAFFEY – The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc. will be hosting an eight-week program entitled: “A Matter of Balance.”

The program is approved by the Administration on Aging (AoA) and the National Council on the Aging (NCOA).

An award-winning program, A Matter of Balance (MOB) acknowledges the risk of falling but emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce this fear.

They include promoting a view of falls and fear of falling as controllable, setting realistic goals for increasing activity, changing the environment to reduce fall risk factors and promoting exercise to increase strength and balance.

The program is designed to benefit community-dwelling older adults who are concerned about falls, have sustained a fall in the past, restrict activities because of concerns about falling, are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength, and are age 60 or older, ambulatory and able to problem-solve.

Classes will be held at the Mahaffey Center for Active Living, 958 Market St., Mahaffey, beginning Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The classes run every Monday for eight weeks.

Enrollment is required. Please call 814-765-2696, ext. 312 for more information.

Programs and services of the agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc., Mature Resources Foundation and local and consumer contributions.

 

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