The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has announced the following class:
Instructor: Melanie Herring, North Platte Physical Therapy
One-third of community-residing adults aged 65 and older suffer a fall each year. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in older adults. N’ Balance is a class that takes a practical approach to balance exercises, focusing on parts of the body and how they influence balance. N’ Balance will focus on training the three systems that affect balance: somatosensory, visual, and vestibular. Participants will learn exercises that will challenge the somatosensory, visual, and vestibular systems because as people age they become more sedentary, which results in decreased use of these systems causing decreased strength and activity levels. This class meets 2 times a week for 1-hour sessions, with one additional session for baseline testing before beginning the class activities. Join this class and become more active and confident in the community and home while possibly expanding your social life. Pre-registration is required, no drop-ins.
Paid registration deadline: Session A – August 28 | Session B – October 30
Class minimum: 5 Class maximum: 10
DATE: Monday & Friday, August 31 to October 16
Cost: $130 (13 sessions)
Location: FA 47 (Dance Room)
To register for this class or others please contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by the campus at 3200 West C Street. The office is located in CTEC.
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