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Classes/Programs Offered by Purdue Extension (updated 1/22/20)

February 12, 2020

A Matter of Balance

Managing Concerns About Falls


Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?

If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.


Limited Seating up to 15 participants.


Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself.  People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.  Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends.  A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. 


A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.


Generations is partnering with Purdue Extension to offer A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls at Senior and Family Services.  This program will begin March 5th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and will continue each Thursday through April 23rd (note April 15th is on a Wed.). Classes will be held at 4-H Exhibit Building, behind Eastside Park, 4-H Way, Washington, IN.  This 8-week program is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Each class is limited to 15 participants.   A workbook is provided and refreshments are served. 


To register, contact Jennifer Stefancik at 812-254-8668.  For more information about A Matter of Balance, or if your agency or business is interested in hosting a workshop, please contact Alma Kramer at 812-888-4527 or akramer@vinu.edu.


Generations is a program of Vincennes University’s Community Services Division.


This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.


• view falls as controllable

• set goals for increasing activity

• make changes to reduce fall risks at home

• exercise to increase strength and balance



• anyone concerned about falls

• anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength

• anyone who has fallen in the past

• anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns





Parenting Classes - Parent's Night Out (PNO)



Series will be March 3, 10 and 17, 2020

Washington Catholic High School - Science Room 

Please use Gate 5

Washington, IN  47501


Learn how to:

Communicate with your children
Gain their cooperation
Develop self-esteem
Encourage responsibility


What is your parenting style ?





Topics Include:







 An evidence-based program designed to help families cope with separation, divorce, or custody changes


Register online here:  Https://puext.in/cpsk2020


Reg. MUST BE RECEIVED at least one week before each class to guarantee a seat

$50 fee per participant (cash, money order, or check) due the day of class


Contact Purdue Extension for any questions: 812-435-5287 or brotherm@purdue.edu


Please see flyer below for a complete list of Day and Evening Classes





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