Old Colony Elder Services’ (OCES), the Brockton based regional elder services agency serving seniors, individuals with disabilities and caregivers throughout greater Brockton and Plymouth County, will be helping residents living in Plymouth Housing Authority sites learn skills to improve their balance. OCES will be holding A Matter of Balance Program at the Plymouth Housing site High Cliff. The first session will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
A Matter of Balance is an eight-week program that will meet once a week for two hours. The program is designed to train seniors how to exercise for better balance and prevent falls.
Seniors learn how to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce the risk of falls in their own homes and increase strength and balance through exercises.
This program is ideal for seniors who have previously fallen; are interested in preventing falls while improving balance and strength; and have restricted activities because of falling concerns.
Matter of Balance is offered by OCES. There is no cost to attend. For more information and to register, contact Donna Forand, Outreach and Education Specialist at OCES (508) 584-1561 ext. 237.
A Matter of Balance
A Matter of Balance Volunteer Lay Leader Model and MaineHealth’s Partnership for Healthy Aging are used and adapted by permission of Boston University.
Incorporated in 1974, Old Colony Elder Services is a private, non-profit corporation designated as one of 27 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. OCES offers a number of programs to serve seniors, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers such as Family Caregiver Support; Adult Family Care; Supportive Housing; Nutrition; Money Management; Protective Services and Home Care.
OCES serves elders, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers in 23 communities in Southeastern Massachusetts: Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, Wareham, West Bridgewater and Whitman.
The organization’s mission is to provide services that support the dignity and independence of elders by helping them maximize their quality of life; live safely and in good health; and, prevent unnecessary or premature institutionalization. For more information call (508) 584-1561 or visit the website at www.oldcolonyelderservices.org.