Our group enjoyed an informative meeting about Fall Prevention with Kathy Mercuris and Michelle Brown from Des Moines University. The take away was that we need to practice balance exercises into our daily routine if we wish to remain mobile through our senior years.
Kathy shared reasons why seniors fall while Michelle had us practice exercises to increase balance. The Des Moines University provides classes to help with Fall Prevention which will begin in January.
We also installed our new President, Elaine Wilkinson. That means this will be my farewell letter to you.
I have been blessed to have been a leader to an amazing group of individuals who have a strong commitment to Education. We did not leave it at the door when we retired. Our desire is to support children in our community and prospective new educators going into the field. Many of our members continue to tutor, substitute teach or volunteer in our schools. I guess you could say “It is in our blood.”
I recently read in the Des Moines Register of two long standing events that will be closing their doors because there are no interested members willing to carry on the events as their officers age out. My concern is that we could also face this dilemma. I hope we will continue to attract new members willing to step in and carry this group for many years to come.
I wish all our web readers good health and happiness.