Methodist College Partners with Local Organizations to Offer A Matter of Balance Program
This fall, Methodist College is offering the A Matter of Balance program for seniors at two local facilities, the Greater Peoria Family YMCA and the Miller Senior Center in Pekin. A Matter of Balance addresses the issue of falls among the senior population. The program consists of 2-hour sessions, taught over eight weeks that utilize strategies to reduce fear of falling by increasing activity levels, changing the environment to reduce fall risks, and increasing exercise to increase strength and balance.
The Methodist College program is coordinated by Professor Marjorie Getz and includes participation of nursing students in leading the sessions.
The Fall 2021 dates and registration information are:
The A Matter of Balance program will be offered at the Greater Peoria Family YMCA on Saturdays, starting September 11 through October 30, and class times are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interested individuals can register at https://bit.ly/MovingForBetterBalance2021. YMCA non-members can also sign up using this link but will need to create a guest account. Registration is also available by calling the YMCA front desk at (309) 692-7631.
In Pekin, the A Matter of Balance program will be offered at the Miller Senior Center on Tuesdays starting September 14 through November 2, and class times are from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Interested individuals can register by calling the Miller Senior Center at (309) 346-5210.
The Methodist College A Matter of Balance program is funded by a grant from the Illinois Department on Aging and administered through the Central Illinois Agency on Aging.
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