Many seniors experience fear of falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls emphasizes practical strategies to reduce this fear and increase activity levels.
Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable; set realistic goals to increase activity; change their environment to reduce fall risk factors; and exercise to increase strength and balance. See sample exercises.
A Matter of Balance includes eight two-hour sessions for a small group led by a trained facilitator. This program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University, and has been nationally recognized. Please see the schedule of upcoming classes below.
I have been blessed with good health all my life, some arthritis in my hands - no big deal. Therefore, over the years I have given little thought about my joints, muscles or balance. Because of where I live I have become exposed to many programs designed to wake me up to take better care of my body.
A Matter of Balance is one of these programs. It
emphasizes the necessity of keeping our body moving from head to
toe. Keeping our joints flexible is important. Going to a gym is
not necessary because one can exercise right in the kitchen or from a
I must admit that in recent months I have become more concerned about falling. The Red, Yellow, Green warning signals have helped me be aware of my surroundings as I go about my daily activities.