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“A Matter of Balance” Graduates Celebrated

Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. To address this concern, Fairfield Memorial Hospital recently held an A Matter of Balance Program that helped area residents reduce their fear of falling and increase activity levels. 

Billie Farmer, program graduate, stated, “We had a wonderful teacher for the program, Jennifer Bowers was really good with everyone in the class. I enjoyed the program very much and I learned a lot! I can actually get up a lot easier now. I plan to take the exercise class in the fall and really look forward to it.”

“I continuously enjoy these groups of individuals that come to our Matter of Balance classes, it is an honor to be able to teach them and show awareness and prevention from falls. I enjoy the time I have with each individual and hope they can take what they have learned from this class to utilize it in day to day activities.” stated Jennifer Bowers, PTA, Director of Therapy Services.

For more information on A Matter of Balance Program or to sign up for the classes to be held in September, please call (618) 847-8256 for more information.

Picture are graduates from the May 2019 Class along with one of the instructors:

Back Row, from left to right: HG French, Tim Yates, Janie Parsons, Thomas Hering, Therapy Services Director Jennifer Bowers, PTA.

Front Row: Helen Bradley and Billie Farmer.



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