Reducing Your Fear of Falling
A Matter of Balance
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities to avoid the risk.
A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. You will learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change your environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.
A Matter of Balance includes eight, 2 hour sessions for adults ages 60-years-of-age and older. Classes are facilitated by certified volunteer coaches. Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends.
Class 1- Introduction to A Matter of Balance
Class 2- Exploring Thoughts and Concerns about Falling
Class 3- Exercise and Fall Prevention
Class 4- Assertiveness and Fall Prevention
Class 5- Managing Concerns About Falls
Class 6- Recognizing Fall-ty Habits
Class 7- Recognizing Fall Hazards in the Home and Community
Class 8- Practicing No Fall-ty Habits for Fall Prevention: Putting it All Together
Participants will learn to:
A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. In addition, the program emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels.
Learn how A Matter of Balance impacted these older adults' lives:
For more information please contact Erin Gorham at 585-593-5223 ext. 1015