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APACHE JUNCTION — In partnership with Dignity Health East Valley, the Apache Junction Public Library will host an educational and informative program, “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls.”

The eight-week series will emphasize practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling, increase activity levels and improve flexibility, balance and strength in order to live a healthier life.

It will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays from this week through Nov. 19 at the Apache Junction Public Library, North Wing Program Room.

Attendees will learn how to set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, exercise to increase strength and balance, recognize the important physical risk factors for falls and learn positive thinking and self-motivation strategies.

Light refreshments will be served and all participants who complete the series will receive the “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls” handbook.

Registration is required. To register, contact the library at 480-474-8555. A complete schedule of the series can be found at www.ajpl.org. All programs are free. The Apache Junction Public Library is located at 1177 N. Idaho Road.

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