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Event name

Matter of Balance

When

Tue 05 / 07 / 2024
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Where

Portsmouth Senior Activity Center Room #5
125 Cottage St
Portsmouth NH 03801

Who can attend

Members only

Limited Capacity: 15 spots available

Price

FREE

Organizer

Kathy Rockwood
Register for this event
Note: This is an eight session program that will take place weekly on Tuesdays beginning on April 16. It is important that you can commit to at least 5/8 sessions. 
 
Falls and resulting injuries are one of the most significant risks for older adults. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that falls account for 25% of all hospital admissions among seniors and 40% of all nursing home admissions. Forty percent of those seniors admitted will never return to independent living, and 25% will die within one year.
 
Matter of Balance is a proven program that will provide individuals with strategies they can use to prevent falls and minimize injuries if they occur. The program acknowledges the risk of falling, but emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce this concern. Participants should wear comfortable clothes.

About the Presenter
Katie Michaud is an occupational therapist for Cornerstone Visiting Nurses Association where she serves as Behavioral Health Team Leader and Program Director for 'Matter of Balance'. She holds a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New England and has extensive background in behavioral health and dementia.