CAAA offering elderly program at St. Gabriel Center July 11 – Aug. 29

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - Capital Area Agency on Aging in partnership with the St. Gabriel Senior Center is offering a program called A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls on Fridays, July 11 – August 29, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the St. Gabriel Senior Center located at 5053 Iberville Street.

There is no charge for the program but registration is required. 

Please call 225-922-2525 to register or for more information.

A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.

Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness making the risk of falling even greater. 

Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends. 

A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent.