Learn how to prevent falls and improve your balance at this free YMCA class

Countryside YMCA Personal Trainer works with a member on balance training. Falls are a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older, but they are not an inevitable part of aging and there are proven ways to prevent them. To empower older adults to stay active, independent, and safe in their homes,  the Y is offering a free class in October called "A Matter of Balance."

A Matter of Balance will run for 8 sessions from October 3 to October 28, Monday and Thursday 10:00 – Noon at Countryside YMCA in Lebanon. Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set realistic goals, change their environment to reduce risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

This free class is offered to the community through support from the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. Limited space is available, and interested participants should call the Y and register by September 30. To register, contact Cara at 513 932 1424 185 or cara.ebel@ymcastaff.org.



Do I need a class on fall prevention?

Countryside YMCA is a leading non-profit providing healthy living tips and classes throughout the year. A Matter of Balance can help if:

You are age 60 or older. 
You have fallen in the past. 
You don't do some things they enjoy because you fear falling. 
You would like to be more flexible, stronger, and have better balance.