A Matter of Balance
Many older adults have concerns about falling and have consequently restricted their activities to avoid them. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning, evidence-based program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels for participants. The program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.
A Matter of Balance consists of twice-a-week sessions conducted over a period of four weeks at the University Center Gaylord. The classes are agency funded and FREE to participants!
- View falls as controllable
- Set goals for increasing activity
- Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
- Exercise to increase strength and balance
- Anyone concerned about falls
- Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
- Anyone who has fallen in the past
- Anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns
The next A Matter of Balance Workshop will take place as follows:
Date: Mondays & Thursdays, October 26, 2020 through November 19, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Coach: Vicki Ramsey, CNA
Location: University Center Gaylord, 80 Livingston Blvd., Gaylord, Michigan
Cost: This program is Agency Funded – FREE to Participants!
To register for A Matter of Balance classes, please contact us at (989) 732-1122.
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls
This program is based on “Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance.” Copyright (c) 1995 Trustees of Boston University. All rights reserved.
Used and adapted by permission of Boston University.
Inquiries regarding the original program may be directed to:
Health & Disability Research Institute
53 Bay State Road
Boston, Massachusetts, 02215
A Matter of Balance was created with support from the National Institute on Aging.
A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model was developed by a grant from the Administration on Aging (#90AM2780).
(c)All rights reserved, Maine Health’s Partnership for Healthy Aging.
“Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise
will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”
~ Edward Stanley