Classes teach older adults about avoiding falls and staying active

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Independent living residents at Good Samaritan Society - Prairie Creek are learning more about staying active and reducing falls.

When getting older, falling becomes more of a concern in everyday life.

A Matter of Balance class is helping people become more educated about how to avoid falls and stay active, through discussion classes and exercises, such as marching in place and stretching.

“In the past year and a half, we’ve had a tough year and people being confined to their homes, this is a class to help residents or older adults become more active and giving them the right tools and opportunities to become more active,” said Taryn Siemonsma-Garry, activities and wellness supervisor.

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