Lee: Porchlight VNA receives grant for falls prevention program

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Porchlight VNA/Home Care will begin serving the Berkshires with its falls prevention program, "Move In Time," with the support of a grant from the Central Berkshire Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

The grant in the amount of $6,000 was awarded to engage seniors living in the specific Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts in 2016. The Hilltowns included in the grant are Becket, Cummington, Dalton, Hinsdale, Peru, Washington, and Windsor.

Lynn Proulx, Porchlight's certified occupational therapist and director of rehabilitation services, will lead the six-week course once a week with the same group of seniors participating throughout the entire series.

Cumulative learning and activities achieve skills in balance, risk-assessment, and strengthening to prevent falls.


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