Falling doesn't have to be a natural part of aging. MSU Extension’s falls prevention programs — A Matter of Balance and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention — can help you exercise and reduce the fear of falling.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention A Matter of Balance Interested in a Class?

One in four older adults will report a fall this year. Falls and the fear of falling can be devastating, but they are preventable.

MSU Extension’s programs are designed to help you lower your chance of falling and stay independent, doing the things you like to do. Changes you can make include talking openly with your doctor about falls risk and prevention, exercising and making your home safer.

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MSU Extension's falls prevention programming is designed to benefit older adults who:

  • Are concerned about falls
  • Have sustained falls in the past
  • Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
  • Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength
  • Are age 60 or older

Interested in volunteering?

If you are interested in teaching either A Matter of Balance or Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention—or hosting a program at your organization or facility—please contact Bree Carlson at 715-330-9399 or bree@msu.edu

Our Impact

98%

of participants learned ways to reduce falls.

97%

of participants learned strategies to address concerns about falling.

98%

of participants plan to continue exercising to increase their physical strength.