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Fall prevention program returns to North Mecklenburg Senior Center

March 21.  One of the North Mecklenburg Senior Center’s most popular workshops, “A Matter of Balance,” will be offered again this spring.  The four-week, eight-session program is free, but space is limited.  Seniors interested in attending are encouraged to register now.

The workshop is presented in eight two-hour sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning March 30.  North Mecklenburg Senior Center Director Joanne Ahern and Christy Gepfert of Balanced Body Solutions in Cornelius will teach the course.  Snacks will be provided by Meridian Senior Living of Charlotte.

Attendees will learn to control falls, set goals for increasing their activity, make changes in their lives to reduce the risks of falls at home, and learn exercises to increase their strength and balance.  The program is based on Boston University’s award-winning study “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” and has been recognized by the Federal Administration on Aging.

“Numerous studies have shown that the fear of falling is one of the most predominant reasons seniors limit their activities,” Ahern said.  “I urge those who fear falling, or have fallen in the past, to attend this worthwhile program.”

The North Mecklenburg Senior Center is at 102 Gilead Road in Huntersville.  Register at 980-314-1127.