A Matter of Balance – Free

April 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Shift Studio

FREE 8-Week Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program

Registration Required – Spaces are Limited

Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It includes 8 two-hour sessions for a small group of 8-12 participants led by a trained facilitator. This nationally recognized program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University.

Who should attend?

The program is designed to benefit older adults who:

Are concerned about falls

Have sustained falls in the past

Restrict activities because of concerns about falling

Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength

Are age 60 or older, community-dwelling and able to problem solve

What do participants learn?

The program enables participants to achieve significant goals. They gain confidence by learning to:

View falls as controllable

Set goals for increasing activity

Make changes to reduce fall risk at home

Exercise to increase strength and balance