RSVP Offers Free Balance Class In Pulaski

OSWEGO —  The Retired and 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, Ph.D., of Senior Fitness Productions.

6 Steps to Better Balance founder, Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter and RSVP volunteer Carol Simpson.
6 Steps to Better Balance founder, Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter and RSVP volunteer Carol Simpson.

The classes will take place on six consecutive Tuesdays in April and May.

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 in partnership with the Oswego County Falls Prevention Coalition, is providing workshops to reduce this statistic.

The Six Steps to Better Balance course will be held at Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble St. in Pulaski.

Classes begin April 12 and will continue for six consecutive weeks through May 17 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Class instructors are RSVP volunteers Rachel Brooks and Carol Simpson.

They are also certified Osteo Bone Builders master trainers 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 designed to reduce not only falls but fear of falling.

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

To pre-register or for more information on this and other RSVP programs, call 312-2317 or email [email protected]

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