Senior Center slated to host flu shot clinic Nov. 9

The San Juan Basin Health Department will be at the Senior Center on Monday, Nov. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a flu shot clinic.

Falls-prevention classes

The Pagosa Springs Senior Center is pleased to announce our first Matter of Balance program.

A Matter of Balance is an award-winning falls-prevention program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls.

The classes help participants to:

• View falls and the fear of falling as controllable.

• Set realistic goals for increasing activity.

• Change their environments to reduce risk factors for falling.

• Promote exercise to increase strength and balance.

You can benefit from the classes if you:

• Are concerned about falls.

• Have sustained a fall in the past.

• Restrict activities because of concerns about falling.

• Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength.

• Are age 60 or older, ambulatory and able to problem-solve.

The Matter of Balance program lasts eight weeks. Classes are on Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Snacks will be provided. Class size is limited.

Please call 264-2167 for more information or to register. Classes are free.

Medicare Mondays

Are you turning 65? Are you confused about Medicare? We have openings every Monday at the Senior Center to help you with your Medicare enrollment questions.

Please call 264-0501 to make an appointment with one of our talented and experienced Medicare counselors.

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This story was posted on October 29, 2015.