Central Lincoln County (CLC) YMCA, 525 Main Street, Damariscotta, encourages community members to take measures to reduce the risk of falling during the winter months. The Y offers group exercise classes and equipment to help build strength and balance.

CLC YMCA holds Ask the PT on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., when physical therapists are available to answer questions and offer tips on how to stay safe and active; there is no charge and no appointment is necessary.

The Y also offers Enhance Fitness, an evidence-based group exercise program that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate older adults to stay active. The program is focused on supporting those who struggle with arthritis, but is also suitable for older adults who seek to gain strength, build cardiovascular endurance and prevent falls. Enrollment is every Monday at 10:30 a.m.; weekly classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

For more information, visit clcymca.org.