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Event name

Otago Fall Prevention Exercise Class -- in person

When

Tue 10 / 03 / 2023
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

Who can attend

Open to all

Limited capacity: Registration Closed

Price

FREE

 

OTAGO FALL PREVENTION EXERCISE CLASS IN-PERSON!

 

·      Otago (pronounced oh-tah-go) is an 8-week series of 17 exercises that can reduce falls in frail older adults by building balance, strength, and agility. The program is appropriate for anyone who can walk, including those who use a cane or walker. If you are concerned about falling, this may be the class for you!

 

·      The class welcomes new participants. We meet in the upstairs meeting room at the Juanita Thornton/Shepherd Park Library at 7420 Georgia Ave. NW.  The class is accessible by elevator or stairs and there is an air purifier in the room. All in-person participants wear masks during classes. Ankle weights are encouraged, but not required. The recommendation is to do the exercises three times each week.

 

·      Susan Davis teaches on Tuesdays and Linda Glass teaches on Thursdays.

 

Participants familiar with the Otago program may attend Antonia’s online class that on Fridays at 1:00 pm via Zoom – see separate calendar listing.

 

·      For more information contact info@eastrockcreekvillage.org or phone Susan Davis at 202-656-7322 to arrange an orientation before class and for assistance in getting the adjustable ankle weights.

 

·      There is a small parking lot in front of the library which is often full. There is free and metered street parking in the area. We can try to arrange a ride to class for ERCV members.