*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

*Cancelled* A Matter of Balance

Adults who are concerned about falling often allow fear of falling to limit their activities, resulting in increased physical weakness thus making the risk of falling even greater. This course is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. During the course, participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risk at home, and participate in gentle exercise to increase strength and balance. Note: Before participating in any exercise program, participants should check with their doctors to ensure that there are no contraindications, special considerations, or limitations from a medical standpoint.

Instructor Bio:

Joyce Nussbaum, Health & Wellness Coordinator for the Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS), graduated from the Adult Degree Program at James Madison University in 2010 and has a degree in Social Sciences with a concentration in Gerontology. Joyce has worked for VPAS for seven years and is certified as a Master Trainer for A Matter of Balance, the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management, Chronic Pain Self-Management and Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Programs.

Required Reading:

Participant workbooks will be supplied.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A606 Joyce Nussbaum Sep 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Th 2:00-4:00 p.m. The R. R. Smith Center A

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