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For Immediate Release

Protect Yourself! Improve Balance, Prevent Falls at Free Classes

Santa Rosa, CA  –  July 8, 2019  –  Harmful falls are the #1 reason older adults and seniors end up at the emergency room. Don’t restrict your activities because of worries about falling on uneven ground or stairs -- learn how to protect yourself and stay safely on your feet. Attend an eight-class series based on the nationally acclaimed program, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls.

Improve your balance, flexibility and strength and get helpful tips to make your home safer by working with Matter of Balance coaches. As one student who completed the course said, "I can tell I am stronger, especially when climbing stairs."

To register for a series near you, call Dana at (707) 565-5936 or email mob@schsd.org

  • August 6 – September 24, 8 Tuesdays 1–3pm, Vinecrest Senior Apartments, 8400 Hembree Lane #700, Windsor
  • September 4 – October 23, 8 Wednesdays, 10am–Noon, Vintage House Senior Center, 264 First Street East, Sonoma
  • September 23 – November 11, 8 Mondays, 1–3pm, Kellgren Senior Apartments, 855 Wood Sorrel Drive, Petaluma
  • September 26 – November 14, 8 Thursdays, 2–4pm, Sonoma County YMCA, 1111 College Avenue, Santa Rosa 

Learn more about this ongoing Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging program: sonomacounty.ca.gov/Human-Services/Adult-and-Aging/Area-Agency-on-Aging/Fall-Prevention-Classes/

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