Starting Tuesday, April 2, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saint Francis Healthcare
will be offering a free eight-week program, A Matter of Balance, that
teaches older adults how to prevent falls and improve balance. Weekly
sessions continue through May 21.
Saint Francis, in partnership with the Delaware State Office of Volunteerism,
Division of State Service Centers, offers this evidence-based program
yearly. A Matter of Balance includes reducing potential fall risks in
the home, increasing personal strength and balance, and setting goals
to help participants increase their mobility.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites that more than
1 in 4 adults ages 65 and older fall each year in the U.S., and Saint
Francis aims to help older adults in the Wilmington area feel safe and
secure in their homes.
"A Matter of Balance is a research-based, award-winning program,"
said Maria LeNoir, Trauma Program Manager for Saint Francis's Trauma
Department. "We are grateful to have the support of the Delaware
State Office of Volunteerism, Division of State Service Centers as our
partner in this initiative."
Program sessions are free, but registration is required. To register, contact
Kate Rasulova at 302.255.9690.