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By DianeNahabedian

The award winning program A Matter of Balance will be offered at four YMCA of Greater Providence locations including Evergreen House Health Center in East Providence, YMCA in Riverside, South County Y in Wakefield/Peace Dale, and the Pilgrim Senior Center in Warwick. The program runs weekly for eight weeks, and costs $15. At the end of the program all participants, who are not already Y members, will be offered a free eight week trial YMCA membership at the YMCA of Greater Providence branch location of their choice.

A Matter of Balance is a program 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.

Classes begin at:

Evergreen House Health Center, East Providence, October 1 - November 19, Tuesdays 2:00-4:00 pm;

Pilgrim Senior Center, Warwick, October 22-November 16, Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:30 am

YMCA at Riverside, October 2 – November 20, Wednesdays 12:30-2:30 pm; and,

South County YMCA, October 9 – November 27, Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

For more information and/or to register please call Martha at 401-427-1820 or email her at mmachnik@gpymca.org. And, go to gpymca.org to see A Matter of Balance on The Rhode Show!

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.

For More Information:

Diane Nahabedian

Chief Marketing Officer

YMCA of Greater Providence



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