Free Matter of Balance workshop offered

ESCANABA — A Matter of Balance-PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop will be offered at the MTEC Center, in Escanaba. This Matter of Balance-PATH program is a four-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed to help people with the fear of falling to maintain their health and manage their symptoms.

As a result, participants are better equipped to face the daily challenge of living with falls or the fear of falls. Two trained leaders conduct the workshop. Subjects covered include: exploring thoughts and concerns of falling, exercise and fall prevention, managing fatigue and emotional problems, light exercise, recognizing assertive behavior, and working with health care providers.

The four-week workshop will meet twice weekly for two hour increments. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required — family and caregivers are welcome to attend to learn more about how to help those with balance issues. There is no cost to attend. The program is administered by YMCA, with support from UPCAP. For more information, or to be placed on the waiting list call the YMCA at 789-0005.