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Balance Movement & Falls Prevention

Balance Movement & Falls Prevention

Are you having concerns about your balance and mobility?

Balance movement classes, offered weekly in Sarasota County from Newtown to North Port, can help you strengthen your core muscles and build the sense of balance that is so important as we age. Each class is open to the public for a nominal fee. Wear comfortable clothing and bring bottled water. It's very important when exercising to remain well hydrated here in Florida so don't forget to bring that bottle of water and to target to drink non caffeinated beverages thru out the day.

New class announcement!

Sarasota Senior Friendship Center is now offering the Balance Movement Plus Class on Mondays at 11a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on a trial basis for the next 8 to 10 weeks to allow those clients the opportunity to attend and benefit from 2 classes a week instead of just the one Wednesday class. So come join us or bring a family member who is requiring more assistance with mobility and could use the additional exercise and help.  

For more information on Balance Movement Classes in Sarasota and Newtown, please call Penny Evensen, RN, at 941.556.3259 or call Tom Harlow, Falls Prevention Specialist/Senior Personal Trainer, for classes for Venice & North Port  at 941.584.0075. 

Did You know?

That by 2020 6.6 million Americans will be 85 or older, up from 4.3 million in 2000.Thanks to better medical care, people are living longer than they did 100 years ago. But this also comes with the need that more of us will need assistance with such tasks as walking, bathing, dressing and eating. Falls continue to be a real threat to older adults independence with 1 out of 3 people 65+ sustaining falls each year. We all need to stay active and become our own advocates in maintaining our strength and independence to aide in decreasing our risks for falls and injury. Falls do not have to be a normal part of aging so bring a friend and come try a class at a Senior Friendship Center near you.

North Sarasota County

Sarasota

Senior Friendship Centers
Rubin Center for Healthy Aging
Dwyer Room
1900 Brother Geenen Way 

Balance Movement Reduce your risk of falling, while improving your balance, flexibility, strength and confidence through one of our Balance Movement Classes. Classes are *Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 9:45 am and 10.a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Balance Movement Plus Similar  to the regular Balance Movement Class, but at a slower pace with more focus on those with canes and walkers. If it is the first time you are attending this class and you have any severe mobility issues or hearing issues you might want to have a family member or care giver accompany you during the first few classes till you are comfortable with the routine. Classes are *Mondays and Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (*Monday Balance Movement Plus classes are being offered thru July on a trial basis and will be re-evaluated depending on attendance and need) 

Newtown

Robert L. Taylor Community Center
1845 34th  St.
Sarasota

Balance Movement Reduce your risk of falling, while improving your balance, flexibility, strength and confidence through one of our Balance Movement Classes. Classes are Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  

South Sarasota County

Venice

Kathleen Catlin Friendship Center
Great Room
2350 Scenic Drive 
Venice

Balance Movement Reduce your risk of falling, while improving your balance, flexibility, strength and confidence through one of our Balance Movement Classes. Classes are Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

North Port

North Port Community Educational Center
4940 Pan American Blvd.
North Port

Balance Movement Reduce your risk of falling, while improving your balance, flexibility, strength and confidence through one of our Balance Movement Classes. Classes are Thursdays 12:30 p.m. to 1:15p.m.

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