WATERVILLE — Spectrum Generations is offering its next A Matter of Balance class from noon to 2 p.m. beginning Aug. 5 at its Muskie Center, 38 Gold St. It will run twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, for four weeks.

A Matter of Balance is designed to benefit older adults 60 and older still living in their own homes or community residences who are concerned about falls, have sustained a fall in the past, or restrict activities because of concerns about falling. Spectrum Generations offers these classes to help older adults learn practical coping strategies to address the risk of falling and their fears. Participants in the program can learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable; set realistic goals for increasing activity; change their environment to reduce fall risk factors; and exercises to increase strength and balance.

Participants can also learn to identify safety risks at home such as techniques for getting out of a chair or the shower safely, and share tips with one another. A Matter of Balance has been proven to help seniors improve their quality of life and remain independent, while building their strength, stamina, and balance.

This is a free class with a $10 suggested donation to help cover the cost of materials. To register for this class, or inquire about future classes in your central Maine area, contact Tina DeRaps at 620-1657 or [email protected].

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