Many seniors experience fear of falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls emphasizes practical strategies to reduce this fear and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable; set realistic goals to increase activity; change their environment to reduce fall risk factors; how to get up properly after a fall; and exercise to increase strength and balance.
A Matter of Balance includes eight two-hour sessions for a small group led by two trained facilitators. This evidence-based program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University, and has been nationally recognized.
What participants are saying.
After completing A Matter of Balance, participants demonstrate significant improvements in their level of falls management, falls control, level of exercise and social limitations. Here’s what a few have to say:
"A Matter of Balance was most helpful - it made me more aware of what can be done to assure safety at home. The class provided a definite time each week to meet and discuss concerns with others. I wish we had even more exercise activities at each class. Great to share and learn!"
"It has benefited all of us in that we feel stronger and in more control of our bodies. We would never have started this if it wasn't for taking "A Matter of Balance".
"I'm already noticing a difference in my physical being. I'm sure I'm a little more mobile than I had been and plan to continue these exercises. Hopefully, I'll be jumping over the moon - soon!"
Where can I take this workshop?
Buchanan Area Senior Center
810 Rynearson Street, Buchanan, MI 49107
Dates: Tue/Thur March 6th - 29th, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
River Valley Senior Center
13321 Red Arrow Hwy., Harbert, MI 49115
Dates: June 5th - July 24, 2018
Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Class locations and dates are subject to change.
Classes are free (donations accepted). Pre-registration is required by contacting Ruth Crum at (269) 982-7744