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February 7, 2002

LIFE Center offers forums,
balance classes for seniors

A series of free forums for seniors and a new round of fall risk reduction classes begin at California State University, Sacramento's Life Center this month. The LIFE Center is in the University's Julia Morgan House, 3731 T St.

The monthly speaker series will be held from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Friday afternoons. The dates and topics are:

• Feb. 22: "Love Your Posture," Marie Wilson, licensed massage therapist, Life Enrichment Center. Learn how to eliminate tension and pain with posture correction exercises.

• March 8: "Alzheimer's," Pamela Milchrist, CSUS kinesiology and health sciences professor. Learn physical and social activities to improve and maintain the quality of life for those with Alzheimer's.

• April 12: "Stroke," Jancis Dennis, physical therapist and CSUS professor of physical therapy. Learn how to prevent stroke and how to live with one if it happens.

• May 10: "Leisure Counseling," Jennifer Piatt, recreation therapist and CSUS recreation and leisure studies lecturer, accompanied by CSUS students. Learn about leisure and its relation to wellness.

Two sets of seven-week Balance and Fall Risk Reduction Classes will be offered this spring beginning in March. Nursing and physical therapy assessments start in February. The Monday - Wednesday class will be from 2 to 3 p.m., March 11 to May 2. The Tuesday - Thursday class will be from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., March 12 to May 3. The cost is $95.

For more information call the LIFE Center at (916) 227-5518.


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