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Concerned about your balance and falling?

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging is offering A Matter of Balance, a workshop designed to help reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falling.

During 8 two-hour sessions, participants learn to:

· View falls and fear of falling as controllable

· Set realistic goals for increasing activity

· Change their environment to reduce fall risk factors

· Promote exercise to increase strength and balance

Classes will be held in Conference Room 1 at the Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. starting Sept. 7. The Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center is located at 2055 Kimball Avenue in Waterloo.

Preregistration is required by calling Jane Shea at 319-272-2086. The workshop fee is $15 per participant which includes a detailed training manual and all class supplies. Scholarships are available to persons 60 year of age and older who express financial need.

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