Matter of Balance

Date: May 30, 2017 - June 21, 2017
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Location: Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care, 26096 E Elm Street, Calumet, MI 49913
Contact: Erin Carter, 906-369-4572

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.

A Matter of Balance includes eight two-hour sessions for a small group led by a trained facilitator. This nationally recognized program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University.

During the class, participants learn to:

• View falls as controllable

• Set goals for increasing activity

• Make changes to reduce fall risk at home

• Exercise to increase strength and balance

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