A Matter of Balance
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: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. A Matter of Balance includes eight two-hour sessions for a small group led by a trained facilitator. This nationally recognized program is an evidence-based program proven to reduce falls.
During the class, participants learn to:
View falls as controllable
Set goals for increasing activity
Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
Exercise to increase strength and balance
Who Leads A Matter of Balance Class?
A Matter of Balance is led by two coaches who complete an eight-hour training program. Becoming A Matter of Balance coach is easy. A Matter of Balance Coach training is available to any community member, including staff and volunteers.
Establish A Matter of Balance in your Community
We are here to make setting up A Matter of Balance at your organization a very straight-forward process.
Through the grant, we have several resources available.
If you do not have a trained leader at your organization, we may be able to make arrangements to provide them for you.