A Matter of Balance at Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute

Did you know…

  • One-third of Americans aged 65 and older fall every year
  • Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room due to a fall
  • Every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall-related cause

Although everyone can fall regardless of their age, fall risk increases as we age. But this does not mean that falls are a part of normal aging. They are NOT! According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), you can prevent falls by taking the following actions:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Get an annual eye examination
  • Review your medications regularly with your doctor
  • Make your home as safe as possible

In addition, you can take the A Matter of Balance class and learn how you can manage your fear of falling and reduce fall risks through self-management. A Matter of Balance is an 8-week evidence-based program developed by Boston University and Maine Health. To learn more about how you can prevent falls for both yourself and loved ones, sign up for the upcoming A Matter of Balance class at Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute beginning Wednesday, April 20, 2016!

Please see the course details below:

A Matter of Balance 

8 Wednesdays, 4/20/16 – 6/8/16, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (1864 W. 162nd St., Gardena, CA 90247) 

Space is limited. RSVP is required.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Kanako Fukuyama at 213.873.5709 or email kfukuyama@keiro.org.

Keiro is expanding our reach–broadly engaging and supporting thousands of Japanese American and Japanese older adults throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties. We provide services to older adults and caregivers, along with programs for residents of Keiro’s former facilities—helping older adults in Our Community realize the aging experience they desire.



About the Author: 


Kanako Fukuyama is the Health Promotion Specialist at  Keiro. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. To stay genki, physically and spiritually, Kanako enjoys running on the beach, playing handbells at her church, and traveling.

The material presented on this site is for informational purposes only and does not necessarily represent the opinions of Keiro, or its contributors. Readers should consult appropriate health, legal, or financial professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.  Full disclaimer

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