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Wednesday, Sept. 2 or Thursday, Sept. 3
Most of us have fallen at some point in our lives. As we age, the likelihood of falling increases. We offer free classes to help you learn to decrease your risk of falls and to increase your balance and mobility.
There’s a Senior Lifestyles & Injury Prevention (SLIP) session where you can learn about the cause of falls, prevention and get a free fall-risk assessment by a physical therapist. A more in-depth class, Matter of Balance (MOB), is held once a week for eight weeks. You’ll learn to address the fear of falling and exercises to help with balance.
Find out how you can register today.
Wednesday, Sept. 9 & Wednesday, Sept. 16
September is P.A.D. Awareness Month and Spirit is offering free P.A.D. screenings. P.A.D. stands for Peripheral Arterial Disease, which is the narrowing and hardening of arteries in the legs because of fatty deposit build up. Signs of P.A.D. include numbness or tingling in legs, loss of hair on toes or feet and cramping in the legs that feels better with rest.The risk factors are diabetes, high blood pressure and history of coronary artery disease.
We are also offering a higher level screening package at a special rate of $99. Register today by clicking here or by calling (740) 454-4002
Thursday, Oct. 22
Genesis Volunteers are hosting a “chalk talk” fundraiser Thursday, Oct. 22, at Bryan’s Place featuring Elva Hurst, a famous chalk artist.
The artist will illustrate a story told by music and narration with two presentations: one at 4 p.m., and one at 7 p.m. Attendees can enjoy a buffet between presentations and have a chance to win one of Hurst’s beautiful chalk drawings.
Tickets cost $50 for both presentations including the buffet, or $35 for one presentation including the buffet. Reservations will be required. For more details, call Genesis Volunteer Services at (740) 454-4700.