Brains and Balance

RCC RILL Focuses on Balance and Flexibility

New 6-week session announced!

brains and balance at RILLBoost your mood, strength, and balance at RCC’s Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) class “Brains and Balance.” This six-week class is designed for seniors interested in improving strength, flexibility, dexterity, balance, and having fun while doing it. The six-session course will be held on February 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17 and 24 (Tuesdays), from 2 pm to 3 pm at RCC’s Kilmarnock Center.

“Brains and Balance” consists of age-appropriate exercises designed to build spatial awareness, improve or restore function, build muscle, and assist in activities of daily living. Certified group fitness instructor Meg Miller uses free weights, bands, elastic tubing, balls, and other fitness tools to make the class fun and functional. “The activities in this class will exercise your brain and improve your balance,” says Miller. “I will also cover fall prevention and how to recover from a fall especially if you are home alone. Plus, we’ll have a lot of fun together!”

One in four Americans over the age of 65 fall each year according to the National Council on Aging. But falls aren’t inevitable and with practical skills and lifestyle adjustments falls can be avoided.

Miller is a certified group fitness instructor who teaches senior fitness classes at the YMCA. Before becoming a fitness instructor she was a commercial waterman and published a book of poetry.

Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take this course. For more information on “Brains and Balance” and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Michele Inderrieden at 804-333-6824, e-mail or go to