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Matter of Balance program offered

SLAYTON -- RSVP of Southwest Minnesota, in partnership with Southwest Health and Human Services, is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls on eight Wednesdays beginning June 6 and ending Aug. 1 (no class July 4), from 9 to 11 a.m., at Sunrise Terrace in Slayton. The public is invited to attend. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served.

Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.

The class is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

Call Lynette at RSVP at (507) 836-8705 to register or for more information.