A Matter of Balance is a community class specifically designed to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve activity levels among community-dwelling older adults. The program includes eight two-hour classes presented by trained coaches using an extensively detailed training manual and two instructional videos. A Matter of Balance uses practical coping strategies to reduce fear of falling and to diminish the risk of falling including group discussions, mutual problem solving, exercises to improve strength, coordination and balance, and home safety evaluation.
Space is limited. Because A Matter of Balance classes cannot accept walk-in participants, advance regsitration is a must. Class schedules may be affected by pandemic-related restrictions on gatherings.