A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is an interactive workshop series designed to help reduce the risk of falls. It reduces the fear of falling, and increases activity levels of older adults. Matter of Balance is for those over age 60. It is especially helpful if you are concerned about falls, have fallen in the past, or have restricted activities because of concerns about falling. This course is for those interested in learning exercises to improve balance, flexibility and strength. The two-hour classes are held once or twice a week for eight sessions.
Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals to increase physical activity and other healthy behaviors, and learn exercises to improve balance, strength and flexibility. This course will help participants idenfity additional ways to reduce fall risks in the home.