CH Senior Center News
Preventing falls is a major focus for seniors, and the Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center (SAC) has programs to help.
Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 7, and continuing every Tuesday, 9–11 a.m., through March 28, SAC will offer a course called Matter of Balance. The class will provide information and advice, along with exercise and group discussion.
While there is no charge for the class, taught by trained volunteers from Fairhill Partners, registration is required (call 216-691-7377), and class size is limited to 12.
Exercise is a another key to fall prevention, and the senior center offers many opportunities for exercise. Seniors can start by walking on the track, taking a class in strength training, working out with Ms. Duck or practicing Tai Chi. The stronger one is, and the more exercise one does—to develop coordination, flexibility and balance—the less likely one is to fall.
Proper use of medication, an environment free of tripping hazards, maximizing one’s vision, good nutrition, staying hydrated and taking care of one’s overall health are all important factors in fall prevention. SAC will be offering talks on these topics and more in the weeks and months to come.
SAC, located in the CH Community Center at 1 Monticello Blvd., offers a wide variety of programming for Cleveland Heights residents 60 and older, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A complete schedule of programs is published in the community center’s newsletter, which is available at Cleveland Heights City Hall, local libraries, the community center and online at www.clevelandheights.com.
Amy Jenkins is supervisor at the Cleveland Heights Office on Aging and the Senior Activity Center. She can be reached at 216-691-7379 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.