Thrive Alliance offering wellness classes


Staff Reports

Shelby Eggers, wellness and community education manager for Thrive Alliance, has announced some upcoming virtual wellness classes.

For information and to register, contact Eggers at 812-372-6918, ext. 3011, or email at [email protected].

A Matter of Balance

Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.

A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels and emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.

This class is for anyone concerned about falls, interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength, those who have fallen in the past and people who have restricted activities because of falling concerns.

The evidence-based program can help individuals improve their quality of life and remain independent while reducing the fear of falling.

Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

Thrive Alliance will be leading A Matter of Balance via Zoom from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thursday from Aug. 31 to Sept. 23. The program is free.

Dementia Friends

One in nine people over 65 have dementia, and about half of people over 85 have some form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

In response to the growing need, Thrive Alliance is leading the effort to create dementia friendly communities across south central Indiana.

Thrive Alliance will be offering a virtual information session to anyone interested in learning how to become a Dementia Friend and what they can do to make the community more dementia friendly.

Eggers will lead a Dementia Friends information session at 11 a.m. today via Zoom.

There is no charge, but anyone wishing to attend is asked to register online at

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an evidenced-based educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself.

This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, enhance communication with how they are feeling, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

Classes consist of six sessions held once a week. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the tools you choose and put them into action for your life.

Classes start today and run through Sept. 29. The virtual classes are from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

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