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, usually meeting once a week, 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.
The next sessions of A Matter of Balance classes begin in the fall of 2023.
Specific class dates, locations and times will be provided once class registration is confirmed. Space is limited. Because A Matter of Balance classes cannot accept walk-in participants, advance registration is a must. If a class is fully registered, you can be placed on a waiting list for the next available classes.
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A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Volunteer Lay Leader Model ©2006. This program is based on Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance. Copyright ©1995 Trustees of Boston University. All rights reserved. Used and adapted by permission of Boston University.