February 13, 2019
FORT WORTH – Each year, 3 million Americans over the age of 65 are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Those injuries can result in a fear of falling, further limiting healthy physical activity for seniors. To help those at risk stay active, Medical City Fort Worth is offering a free, eight-week "A Matter of Balance" program beginning on February 19.
"A Matter of Balance" is a nationally recognized eight-week program offering practical strategies and exercises to help seniors improve balance, reduce fall hazards in the home and increase activity levels. The program offers two-hour classes once a week, led by certified rehabilitation instructors at Medical City Fort Worth.
"Falls can have catastrophic consequences for those over 65 years of age," said Vietta Busby, director of therapy services. "By improving your balance and implementing proven strategies shared during "A Matter of Balance" classes, you can reduce your risk of falling while learning to remain active regardless of your age."
February 19-April 9
Medical Plaza Office Building
800 8th Ave., Suite 220
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Register at 1-855-807-5292 or online at https://bit.ly/2RE8sZz
About Medical City Fort Worth
Medical City Fort Worth is licensed for 320 beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney transplants and emergency care. Part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a designated comprehensive stroke center and a Joint Commission certified chest pain center. Designated Magnet® for nursing excellence, the facility is also a Blue Zones Project workplace.