New Port Richey, Florida – (February 17, 2014) Medical Center of Trinity is offering A Matter of Balance, a proven program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. Classes begin Monday, March 17 and occur every Monday and Wednesday from 9 – 11:30 am for four weeks. Classes end April 9.
The program is held at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Conference Room C, Trinity, Florida 34655 Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information and reservations call 727-834-5630.
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls program is conducted in eight two and a half hour sessions and uses group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise. The program is led by a Master Trainer through National Program Mentoring provided by Community Aging and Retirement Services (CARES). Older adults learn positive coping methods to reduce fear of falling and remain active and independent.
A Matter of Balance helps participants become more confident about managing falls by believing that they can increase their strength, find ways to reduce falls, and protect themselves if they do fall. In addition, participants report that they have increased the amount they exercise on a regular basis.
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
This program is based on Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance. Copyright ©1995 Trustees of Boston University. All rights reserved. Used and adapted by permission of Boston University.
A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model
Recognized for Innovation and Quality in Healthcare and Aging, 2006, American Society on Aging. A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model was developed by a grant from the Administration on Aging (#90AM2780).
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This class will be taught by an instructor from CARES (Community Aging and Retirement Services, Inc.). CARES is a charitable, not for profit 501(c) (3) corporation that provides quality and caring services to meet the needs of older persons and their families in West Central Florida, helping to improve the quality of life and independence for seniors through health, social and support services. For more information, go to www.caresfl.org.
About Medical Center of Trinity
Medical Center of Trinity is a 236 bed, state-of-the-art, all-private room hospital strategically located in the tri-county area of Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. The facility is located at 9330 State Road 54, Trinity, FL 34655, near the intersection of State Road (SR) 54 and Little Road. Medical Center of Trinity clinical and acute-care programs include:
Medical Center of Trinity is an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center and is recognized among the nation’s top performers on four key quality measures – heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care by The Joint Commission— the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Cancer Care program is an Accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
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