A Goal Within Reach

11/29/12  Portland, Ore.

Adults were buzzing around a large room in the Ashland Family YMCA during Wednesday's Don't Fall For Me Symposium. It wasn't a speed-dating session, but a program devised to test senior citizens' ability to prevent taking a spill.

With measuring tapes, stopwatches and clipboards, student nurses recorded the Ashland seniors' balance, flexibility and endurance at six testing stations.People born during the Jazz Age were marching, squatting and stretching to touch their toes. They displayed their strength, aerobic stamina and agility. In between, they chatted.

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