A Matter of Balance classes reduce the fear of falling and help you become more active. Taking place in 8 two-hour sessions, participants will engage in sharing ideas and problem-solving with other group members, learn assertiveness skills, home safety tips and fall prevention strategies and participate in strengthening exercises.
Participants learn to:
view falls and fear of falling as controllable
set realistic goals for increasing activity
change your home to reduce fall risk factors
use simple exercises to increase strength and balance
get up properly after a fall
Who Should Attend?
Those who are:
are concerned about falls
have sustained a fall in the past
have given up activities because of concerns about falling
are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength