“Matter of Balance” in Springfield focuses attendees on managing concerns about falls

  • Published: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- University of Missouri Extension in Greene County is offering a “Matter of Balance” workshop for eight sessions, 2 pm to 4 pm, running from March 16 to May 11, at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Avenue, Springfield.  

Individuals must register for the workshop, but the program is free. 

To register for the class, go online to http://extension.missouri.edu and put Matter of Balance Springfield in the website search bar or call 417-881-8909.

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities according to Amber Allen, class instructor and a field specialist in human development for University of Missouri Extension. 

“A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. You will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance,” said Allen.

University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is your local link to practical education on almost anything.

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