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Get Up! Fall Awareness Workshop September 26
Duncaster CCRC - Monday, August 20, 2018
BLOOMFIELD, CT, Aug. 20, 2018 – The next public workshop on ways to deal with the hazards of falling will be on September 26. The workshops, called “Get Up! Fall Awareness” will help older adults adapt their surroundings to prevent falls and teach how to recover in the event that they occur. The workshops are held monthly at the Duncaster Aquatic and Fitness Center on the fourth Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. The workshops are open to the public but pre-registration is required.
“Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten the safety and independence of older adults, but they don’t have to,” says Lucy Eyre, the Wellness and Fitness Coordinator at the Duncaster Aquatic and Fitness Center. Lucy is a Senior Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer who will be one of the instructors in the workshops. Fitness Trainer John Hoadley and Physical Therapist Lauri McCrorey will join her in demonstrating and teaching practical strategies for preventing and dealing with falls. Participants will actually practice these strategies with the help of the trainers staffing the workshop.
The trainers will teach and demonstrate such things as:
- Fall awareness and fall-proofing your home
- How to fall
- How to know if you’re injured and when to call for help
- How use items in your home to right yourself after a fall
- How to right yourself when there’s no nearby support.
There will be two more Get Up workshops in 2018 on October 24 and November 28.
The $10 registration fee for the workshop also provides full access to the Duncaster Aquatic and Fitness Center, including use of the gym, pool, all classes and spa facilities.
Duncaster’s Aquatic and Fitness Center is the area’s only 50+ fitness center that offers membership to the public. All facilities and classes are customized for those ages 50 or better with a focus on fitness to keep members independent and moving freely. The Olympic sized, adults- only pool allows those 50+ to exercise or swim at their own pace and on their own schedules. There are individual and family memberships available which include access to any of the 28 classes offered weekly.
For more information or to make a reservation call the Duncaster Fitness and Aquatic Center at 860-380-5023.
Duncaster, the Hartford area’s first LifeCare community, is located minutes from West Hartford and Simsbury in Bloomfield CT. This boutique Life Plan Community sits on 94 acres. While catering to the active and engaged in independent living neighborhoods, Duncaster also offers options for those seeking assisted living, memory care, long-term care and rehab services (all private) in intimate settings. Duncaster was voted the Best Retirement Community by readers of Hartford Magazine and the Connecticut Law Tribune. Residents have a role in governance and sit on the board – a rare distinction.
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