December 22, 2014
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YMCA AT RIVERSIDE OFFERS MATTER OF BALANCE PROGRAM FOR THOSE A RISK FOR FALLING
By DianeNahabedian

For More Information:

Diane Nahabedian

Chief Marketing Office

YMCA of Greater Providence

401-521-9622 x121

dnahabedian@gpymca.org

The award winning program ‘A Matter of Balance’ will be offered at the Y Healthy Living Center, 660 Bullocks Point Avenue in Riverside, RI beginning Wednesday, July 31. The program will run weekly from 12:30-2:30 through September 8. Cost for the program is $15.

Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling while increasing the activity level of older adults who have concerns about falls. During the class participants will learn to control their fear of falling, set realistic goals for increasing activity, and enjoy an exercise routine to increase strength and balance. Additionally, participants will be given tips to change their current environment to reduce the risk for falling.

Those that are concerned about falling or have sustained a fall in the past will benefit from this program. For men and women over 60 who may be restricting activities due to a fall or fear of falls, and are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength– this class is for you.

For more information and/or to register please call Martha at 401-427-1820.

The YMCA of Greater Providence is a 501C3 serving communities in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. The Y is a charitable organization made up of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.


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