Matter of Balance--Barry County Commission on Aging

January 17, 2020 1:30PM - 3:30PM 1:30-3:30 pm

Barry County Commission on Aging, 320 W. Woodlawn Avenue, Hastings, MI 49058

Contact: Colleen Acker, 269-948-4856

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

• Make changes to reduce fall risk at home

• Set goals for increasing activity

• Exercise to increase strength and balance

Class fee is $10 and includes a workbook and snacks. You will be reimbursed if you attend all 8 sessions. Contact Colleen if you are unable to pay the class fee.

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Tags: aging, caregiving, chronic disease, food & health, physical activity

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