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A Matter of Balance - FREE


FREE 8-Week Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program

Registration is FULL. To ask to be added to our waitlist,please contact Heather: theshifthendo@gmail.com

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 is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It includes 8 two-hour sessions for a small group of 8-12 participants led by a trained facilitator. This nationally recognized program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University.

Who should attend?

The program is designed to benefit older adults who:

  • Are concerned about falls

  • Have sustained falls in the past

  • Restrict activities because of concerns about falling

  • Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength

  • Are age 60 or older, community-dwelling and able to problem solve

 

What do participants learn?

The program enables participants to achieve significant goals. They gain confidence by learning to:

  • View falls as controllable

  • Set goals for increasing activity

  • Make changes to reduce fall risk at home

  • Exercise to increase strength and balance

Earlier Event: February 26
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