Matter of Balance
September 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursdays, Sept 15-Nov 3, 10:00am-12:00pm, In-Person @ WSC
A Matter of Balance consists of eight two-hour sessions for groups of 10-12 participants. Sessions are held in community sites such as senior centers, senior housing, libraries, etc. The class utilizes a variety of activities to address physical, social, and cognitive factors affecting fear of falling and to learn fall prevention strategies. The activities include group discussion, problem-solving, skill building, assertiveness training, videotapes, sharing practical solutions and exercise training.
During the class, participants learn to:
view falls and fear of falling as controllable
set realistic goals for increasing activity
change their environment to reduce fall risk factors
promote exercise to increase strength and balance
The program was designed to benefit older adults living in the community who:
are concerned about falls
have sustained a fall in the past
restrict activities because of concerns about falling
are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength
are age 60 or older, mobile and able to problem-solve
The program has proven successful in reducing the fear of falling by increasing participants’ confidence that they can better manage falls risks and that they can take action to help reduce the risk of falling.
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