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Agency on Aging trying to keep seniors on their feet by reteaching balance

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging wants Region 8 seniors to stay on their feet.

The EAAAA is offering seniors a class called "Move with Balance.”

Through a series of exercises, they work on strengthening the lower body and sharpening both vision and the mind.

Lifestyle specialist Alexa Gann said what people don't realize is that your balance is a skill that can be relearned.

“In America, fall related injuries is the number one cause of death in people 65 and older,” Gann said. “And it's very important. Most falls are preventable and that's what this class does.”

The classes are free and open to the public.

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