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!

Program participants will learn to:
  • View falls as controllable
  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance
Who should attend?
  • 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
A Matter of Balance participants.

 

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!

MOB 2020-2021 Flyer

To register for A Matter of Balance classes, please contact us at (989) 732-1122.

Vicki Ramsey, CNA A Matter of Balance Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credits:

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:

Boston University
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