Fall Prevention: A Matter of Balance
Eight week series, Mondays, 9:30-NOON
January 23-March 6, 2017 (double session)
Training offered by Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District
Falls are a major problem for the elderly. The Fall Prevention series will assist our grandparents in ways to prevent falling and injury. Eight Sessions: Introduction to the Program, Exploring Thoughts and Concerns About Falling, Exercise and Fall Prevention, Assertiveness and Fall Prevention, Managing Concerns About Falling, Recognizing Fall-ty Habits, Recognizing Fall Hazards in the Home and Community, Practicing No Fall-ty Habits Fall Prevention, Putting It All Together. Grandparents who participate will receive a home safety item ranging from a shower chair to a special bath mat to a bath hand grip to a steep stool with a gripping bar,
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The 5th National GrandRally:
Building a Community of Hope
Washington DC May 10, 2017
The National GrandRally is a highly visible gathering of grandfamilies and their fellow advocates to elevate the critical role grandparents and other relatives play in providing safe, loving, permanent families for children and the policy changes needed to effectively support them while building and strengthening a community of hope.
HATTILOO THEATRE EVENT
MARCH 23-24 MEMPHIS
In an overnight trip, some 50 grandparents will travel to the Hattiloo Black Repertory Theatre in Memphis to enjoy Crowns, a moving and celebratory musical linking the Black tradition of wearing hats to traditions of church, funerals, and even flirting. The tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and slavery and forward to the New Testament and current fashion. There is much excitement and expectation for a wonderful time!