Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be observed on the first day of fall, Sunday, Sept. 22, to promote and increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults. Throughout the week, Spectrum Generations centers across central Maine have planned area events.

In Waterville: A free belly dancing class by Wendy Rancourt is offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Muskie Center, 38 Gold St.

More information about fall prevention activities can be found at spectrumgenerations. org.

Als, the organization offers A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about falls workshops in many of its community centers and at adult housing complexes to help older adults gain the strength, improved balance, and confidence to help them live healthier lives and preserve their independence.

The workshop is designed to increase the activity levels of adults who have experienced falls, or who are concerned about falling. The program helps seniors improve their quality of life and remain independent, while improving strength, stamina and balance.

For more information, call Tina DeRaps at 620-1657 or email [email protected]

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