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6 Steps To Better Balance Class Set March 27

OSWEGO –  The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, a division of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations is now accepting registrations for “6 Steps to Better Balance,” a six step approach to Better Balance developed by Betty Perkins-Carpenter, PhD, Senior Fitness Productions.

Carol Flourney, Osteo participant and Ann Hardy, Osteo instructor walking the “balance beam” under the guidance of Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter.
Carol Flourney, Osteo participant and Ann Hardy, Osteo instructor walking the “balance beam” under the guidance of Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter.

Dr. Betty is a nationally renowned expert on falls prevention who has made improving balance easy for everyone.

With falls the leading cause of death in people age 65 and over, RSVP is taking the lead on recruiting volunteer instructors and providing programs to reduce this statistic.

The Six Steps to Better Balance course is scheduled to begin on March 27 at the Palermo Town Hall and will continue every Wednesday morning through May 1.

It will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and will be taught by RSVP volunteer Rachel Brooks.

Rachel is a certified Osteo Bone Builders instructor who studied under Dr. Betty as a way to supplement the exercise regimen used to control osteoporosis.

The workshops cover how to help prevent falls and reduce injuries if a fall occurs.

Participants will learn activities that are fun to do, such as  the ‘Jiggle Wiggle,’ and ’10 Martini Slump,’  and are designed to reduce, not only  falls, but fear of falling.

A major component is improved balance.

To sign up call Brooks at 963-1069 before 8 p.m.

Class size is limited and a fee is charged (discounted 50% for osteo participants) and includes class materials.

For more information on this and other RSVP programs, or to receive the Mature Living newsletter, call 312-2317 or email us at [email protected]

RSVP is a federal initiative of the Corporation for National & Community Service and is sponsored locally by SUNY Oswego and the United Way.