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8/21/2018 - Discover How to Find a Happy Balance and Reduce the Risk of Falls

Discover How to Find a Happy Balance and Reduce the Risk of Falls

Register for a Free Workshop by September 4, at Warrenbrook Senior Center

WARREN – In recognition of Falls Prevention Awareness Month in September, Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Brian D. Levine urges residents age 60 and above and their caregivers, to register for the upcoming “Matter of Balance” workshop. If you or a loved one has fallen, or has a fear of falling, you should not miss this eight-week session.

Learn how to ease your fear of falling and register for the “Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” free workshop, at the Warrenbrook Senior Center, located at 500 Warrenville Road. Classes will be held every Monday, from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning Sept.10, and will continue Sept.17, 24, Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5 (class will not be held on Oct.8). The registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 4; call (908) 753-9440 to reserve a space. Snacks, refreshments and materials will be provided. This is not an exercise class, but there is a participation-optional exercise component to the program.

The “Matter of Balance” workshop is an evidence-based program that will help participants manage their concerns about falling by teaching specific coping mechanisms and practical strategies. This workshop will help you feel confident, strong and better able to perform your favorite activities. Find out how to increase strength-building activities for better balance by setting realistic goals, and learn how to reduce the risk of falls by changing your environment.

Warrenbrook Senior Center is operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services. The multi-purpose facility offers a variety of activities, including evidence-based exercise and wellness classes and other educational programs, health screenings and a social setting that embraces cultural diversity.

Somerset County senior centers offer a wide range of experiences for active older adults in a social and uplifting atmosphere intended to positively impact the overall health of seniors. Members can participate in a variety of programs and activities.

For more information or to register, contact Warrenbrook Senior Center Manager Gwen Chalker at or (908) 753-9440.

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