A Fall Prevention Program
A Matter of Balance is a program specifically designed to reduce the fear of falling, stop of the of falling cycle, and increase activity levels among community-dwelling older adults (physical inactivity is cites as a significant risk for falls and fall-related injures in older adults).
The program is designed for small groups of older adults living independently in community settings or senior housing. Sessions focus on promoting a view of falls and fear of falling as controllable; setting realistic goals for increasing activity; changing the environment to reduce fall risk factors; and promoting exercise to increase strength and balance.
We are working hard this summer to train leaders for this program. We expect to have classes available this fall.