Matter Of Balance classes will be offered to older adults at no cost at the Pickaway County Library from August 21 through September 13. This series is offered in partnership with the library, OSU Extension Pickaway County, Pickaway County Family YMCA, Berger Health System and the Central Ohio Area Agency On Aging.
Matter Of Balance focuses on managing concerns about falls and emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. The series consists of eight 2-hour classes held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for four weeks at the Main Library in Circleville.
Certified local instructors will lead class discussions about causes and prevention of falls. Participants will learn how to control falls and practice mild exercises that will improve balance, strength and flexibility. Participants will also learn about changes to make in their homes to reduce the risk of falling. Exercises in the program can be done by anyone and many are done while seated.
Class size is limited to 20 and reservations can be made by calling 740-474-7534.