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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

A Matter of Balance is an 8-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and 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.