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Our fall prevention course "A Matter of Balance" is back and open for registration! Space is limited so register today!
 
 
Register by phone at (707) 746-4285
Register in person at the Benicia Community Center, 370 East L Street
 
What is 'A Matter of Balance'?
 
It is an evidence-based fall prevention program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Areas the evidence-based fall prevention program addresses include:
1. Understanding that falls and the fear of falling are controllable
2. Setting of realistic goals for increasing physical activity
3. Modification of hazards at home to reduce fall risk factors
4. Understanding how exercise can increase strength and balance
 
Essential program components and activities that validate these changes include: group discussion, problem solving, skill building, assertiveness training, exercise training, sharing practical solutions and cognitive restructuring - learn to shift from negative to positive thinking patterns!
 
Who should attend A Matter of Balance classes? Anyone who:
 
1. Has concerns about falls
2. Has sustained a fall in the past
3. Has restricted their activities because of concerns about falling
4. Is interested in improving flexibility, balance, and strength
5. Is 60 years of age or older, is ambulatory, and able to problem-solve
 
Free and open to the public. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space limited to 12 participants. Wait list available!
 
 

Benefits for Members

Personal Services – To support you

  • Rides to medical appointments, shopping, social activities, and more
  • Small home repairs, yard work
  • Tech help (computers, phones, TVs)
  • Cyber Security Assistance
  • Companionship visits
  • Check-ins, friendly phone calls

Social Activities – To connect you

  • Monthly potlucks
  • Special interest groups
  • Socials, coffees, birthday parties
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • New friends and community

Educational & Cultural Programs - To inspire you

  • Monthly Speakers Series
  • Educational field trips
  • Organized cultural outings

Volunteers are Central
and Essential

Carquinez Village is led by a group of caring and committed volunteers who want to make a positive difference in the lives of older people. 

Some of the benefits volunteers experience include:

  • Staying active – physically, mentally, and socially
  • Connecting with others, and feeling part of a community
  • Putting talents, skills, and capacities to good use
  • Paying it forward – knowing that someday each of us will also need support.

Link to volunteer page

Voice of the Village

Carquinez Village hosts a column in the Benicia Herald. It is called the "Voice of the Village" and it focuses on topics relevant to older adults.

 


Immediate questions? Call (707) 297-2472

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