Free classes for the active aging

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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