PORT HURON, MI – Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.
Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends. A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent.
A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.
Lake Huron Medical Center is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Mondays for eight (8) consecutive weeks beginning on Monday, February 11. The program meets from 1pm to 3pm, is free to attend and attendance to all eight (8) sessions is recommended. Please call Rosemary Hunger at (810) 216-1035 to register or for more information.
For more information on the programs and events at Lake Huron Medical Center, please visit www.mylakehuron.com.
Lake Huron Medical Center
Founded in 1954 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Lake Huron Medical Center (formerly St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron) is a 144-bed acute care hospital providing medical/surgical services, emergency care, cancer care, cardiac care, bariatric care, inpatient rehabilitation services and a vast number of other testing, health and medical services. Last year alone, Lake Huron Medical Center treated more than 20,000 patients in its emergency department; performed nearly 6,000 surgical procedures; provided treatment for nearly 400 oncology patients; and provided over 3,000 visits to the underserved through the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health. Lake Huron is a member of the Prime Healthcare hospital system. For more information, visit: mylakehuron.com.
Lake Huron Foundation
The Lake Huron Foundation is a non-profit organization that encompasses the People’s Clinic for Better Health, the Lake Huron Medical Auxiliary Volunteer Organization as well as funds for patient care needs, like the Pink Ribbon Fund, General Oncology Fund, and Patient Emergency Fund just to name a few. Our mission is to provide high-quality, cost effective health care to patients and families regardless of their ability pay for services. As a 501(c)3, the Lake Huron Foundation is an extension of the Prime Healthcare Foundation. It is governed by a local board of directors whom provide oversight to the organization’s operations and assets. Throughout the transition to our new foundation, all gifts remained in a local financial institution. The funds will continue to be used following our donors designations to provide care to the most vulnerable members of our community.
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