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: OCTOBER 17-DECEMBER 5
Matter of Balance is an evidence-based falls management program for older adults.
The program will:
- Emphasize coping strategies for reducing 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 and problem solve, and be concerned about falls and be interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength. It is important that participants attend all 8 classes during the session.
What: Matter of Balance
When: Thursdays, October 17-December 5 (no class Thanksgiving Day)
Time: 9 am-11 am
Rates: $16 per participant for the 8-week session; open to members and non-members.
To register, stop by the Front Desk or contact Julie Claypool at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 812.206.0688.
The following locations offer SilverSneakers®, Silver&Fit and Renew Active. Please check with your insurance provider or call us at 502.587.9622 to see if you qualify.