Matter of Balance

Date: September 6, 2016 - September 15, 2016
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Calumet Park Avenue Apartments in Calumet, MI
Contact: Erin Carter at 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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