ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS
Active Older Adults (AOA) at the Y experience a strong sense of belongingness and a network of friends who provide supportive communities for sustained health and well-being. Through ongoing, fun, safe, and engaging programs, activities and events AOA members increase their self-confidence and sense of achievement while building relationships and celebrating the success and milestones of each older adult within their AOA community.
Older adults are a significant and growing segment of our communities. All AOA benefit from engaging in YMCA activities that enhance connections, decrease a sense of isolation, and improve overall well-being.
MATTER OF BALANCE
Matter of Balance is an evidence-based falls-management program for older adults. This program will:
- Emphasize coping strategies to reduce falls and the fear of falling
- Set realistic goals for increasing activity
- Demonstrate how to change your environment to reduce fall risk factors
- Promote exercise to increase strength and balance
It is open to adults of all ages, but is especially appropriate for those over age 60 and/or have a fear or risk of falls. Participants should be able to walk, be concerned about falls, able to problem solve and interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength.
When: Thursdays, April 5-May 24
Times: 9 am-11 am
Rates: $10 per person for the 8-week session (open to members and non-members).
Please stop by the Front Desk to register or call 812.216.0688.