Published in the August 5, 2015 editionseniorwalker_web

LYNNFIELD — Do you have a fear of falling? Are you concerned about an elder in your life who is at risk of falling? The Lynnfield Senior Center is offering a free eight-week program to address this valid concern and help elders maintain their independence and confidence.

“A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls,” will be held on Wednesdays starting Aug. 12 at 12:15 p.m.

Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. Participants will learn to set realistic goals to increase their activity level, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for the free class by calling the Senior Center, located at 525 Salem St., at 781-598-1078.