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Free classes for the active aging

Posted on September 7, 2011 by Sonoma Valley Sun

Sonoma Valley Hospital’s rehab therapies is offering the following free classes for the active aging and their families during the coming weeks:

• “Senior Strengthening,” to take place Thursday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. in the café. Students will learn how to maintain muscular strength, flexibility, endurance and balance for functional mobility from Physical Therapist Julius Rivera and Catherine Castle, PTA.

• “Aging Parents, Understanding Their Changing World” occurs on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. in the café. Children with aging parents can learn how to help aging parents navigate their changing perceptual world with Elise Alexander-Stone, a speech pathologist.

• “Better Balance – Prevent a Fall” is set for Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. in the café. Attendees will learn how to promote continuing health through balance work with Physical Therapist Marek Gryzboski.

• “Home Safety – Helpful Hints to Avoid Injuries at Home” – on Wed. Sept. 28, at 3 p.m. in the hospital’s café. Occupational Therapist Julie Souza will teach particpants how to prevent injuries at home.

• “Nutrition for Seniors” is set for Thursday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. in the café. Registered Dietician Nancy Angel will discuss the specific dietary concerns of the elderly.
RSVP to 935-5440.



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