Wednesday, March 8, 2017

FREE Workshop on Preventing Falls - Sat Mar 25

The Amador Senior Center will be holding a free workshop on fall prevention. This workshop will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road and will include a panel of screenings by registered nurses, physical therapists and pharmacists. There will be a presentation on home safety and fall prevention measures as well as demonstrations of various kinds of equipment to make walking, bathing and other activities of everyday life safer and easier.

Pre-registration is required. You can register by calling the Amador Senior Center at 223-0442 between 9 and 3, Monday through Friday. Registration by March 21 is requested. Members of the public are welcome to attend the resource fair and the presentation on Home Safety.

This free workshop is part of the Foothill Fitness/Fit After 50 Program sponsored by the Amador Senior Center. Started in 2005, Foothill Fitness program began in 2004 and has seven sites around Amador County. The program focuses on balance, strengthening and flexibility, qualities essential to remaining independent when living at home.  The classes are run by trained volunteers and supervised by Jan Migliaccio, a local physical therapist who has taken special training in order to oversee the safety and effectiveness of the program. The program, which lasts an hour, includes a variety of exercises and strength training with therabands.

Local physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists and local trainers refer people to these classes for pre- and post-joint replacement strengthening. The classes are also a warm and friendly way to socialize!

For information about sites and days and times, contact the Amador Senior Center at 223-0442 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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