Matter of Balance
Fear of falling can keep seniors from being as active as they would like to be, which reduces muscle strength and can actually increase the risk of falls.
Add to that the inevitable feelings of isolation and possible depression due to â€śbeing stuck in the houseâ€ť and a seniorâ€™s quality of life suffers.
Matter of Balance is an eight week (a two-hour session per week) program focusing on preventing falls. Check Calendar of Events for classes.
This 8-week education and exercise class is designed to help you:
Â· view falls and fear of falling as controllable
Â· set realistic goals for increasing activity
Â· change your environment to reduce fall risk factors
Â· promote exercise to increase strength and balance
This class meets once a week for two hours for eight weeks. The combination of classroom instruction and discussions, along with exercises to be repeated at home, will improve balance and confidence of participants.