LEE — Porchlight VNA/Home Care announced it will serve the hilltowns of Hinsdale and Cummington with its falls-prevention program, Move in Time. The program was co-created by Lynn Proulx, Porchlight’s certified occupational therapist and director of Rehabilitation Services.
Proulx leads the six-week course once a week with the same group of seniors participating throughout the entire series. Cumulative learning and activities achieve skills in balance, risk assessment, and strengthening to prevent falls. Falls have become an increasingly deadly issue for the U.S. aging population and also greatly affect those in the Berkshires. Move in Time aims to eliminate risk factors for falls and empower seniors to remain independent and lead fulfilling lives.
The hour-long sessions will be held at Hinsdale Council on Aging from July 20 through Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. and at Cummington Community House from July 26 through Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. All materials are provided for the free course. To confirm attendance, call Lynn Proulx at (413) 243-1212, ext. 233.