Mount Auburn Hospital Holding Fall Prevention, Management Workshop

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Mount Auburn Hospital Presents A Matter of Balance Falls Prevention Workshop

8 week class starts Friday, May 5

WHAT:  Many older adults are concerned about falling and, as a result restrict their activities. Mount Auburn Hospital recognizes this concern and offers, a customized program to help patients prevent and manage their falls, while staying or becoming more active. Beginning in May, the hospital is pleased to present the A Matter of Balance workshop, an eight-week group focused on learning to view falls as controllable. Participants will set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and learn exercises to increase strength and balance.

This program will teach practical strategies to manage falls. You will learn to:

  1. View falls as controllable
  2. Set goals for increasing activity
  3. Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
  4. Exercise to increase strength and balance

Learn more about how to work these tips into your everyday life at the Falls Prevention Workshop.

WHEN: Once a week for 8 weeks starting on Friday, May 5, 2017.

WHERE:  Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, 799 Concord Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

COST: This course is free. Registration is required for this class. To enroll, contact theCommunity Health Department at 617-499-5625.

Mount Auburn Hospital was founded in 1886. A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, its mission is to deliver healthcare services in a personable, convenient and compassionate manner, with respect for the dignity of patients and their families.

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