Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the public to participate in workshops April 21 through June 2 designed to help older adults prevent falls. The program, "Stepping On - Building Confidence and Reducing Falls," is offered from 9 to 11 a.m. every Friday at the Waverly Senior Center on the lower level of the First United Methodist Church, 14410 Folkestone. Registration is required by calling Aging Partners at 402-441-7575, and the suggested contribution is $4 per class.
Peggy Apthorpe with Aging Partners Health and Fitness said workshops will help participants identify why they fall and learn to prevent falls with strength and balance exercises, home safety suggestions and a medication review. Apthorpe said participants will leave with more strength, better balance and a feeling of confidence and independence. She said research has shown that people who complete the workshop reduce their rate of falling by over 30 percent.
Participants can attend as many classes as they want and are encouraged to attend as many as possible. For more information about Aging Partners, visit aging.lincoln.ne.gov.