SMH Physical Rehabilitation Department Balance Programs:
Staying on Your Feet
FREE, one-time program designed for seniors 60 and older. INcludes a free blance screening, personalized recommendations and education on how ot stay fit. Offered monthly, the second Thursday of every month.
Matter of Balance
A more in depth balance program that entails 8 two-hour sessions. Matter of Balance is offered in the Spring and Fall. Small group discussions helps reduce the fear of failing by increasing activity levels, providing exercises to increase strength and balance and giving recommended changes to decrease fall risks at home.
Staying Fit is an exercise program designed for seniors 60 and older to help build strength, improve balance and have better function. It includes mostly seated and some standing exercises. This program is led by staff from the Physical Therapy Department of Stephens Memorial Hospital. This program does not replace the exercise prescribed by a doctor or therapist.
Staying Fit will be held from September to May for 8-week sessions. Participants wanting to join another session will have to call to reserve a spot before the beginning of each 8 week session.
Classes are $2.00/class. Participants are asked to pay for half of the classes with their application. The second payment is requested during the fifth week of classes.
For more information or to sign up for Staying on Your Feet, Matter of Balance or Staying Fit please call Stephens Memorial Hospital Physical Rehabilitation Department at 207-744-6160.