Matter of Balance

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.

 Location     Dates    Additional Information
Mars Hill Library,
25 Library Street Mars Hill,
 NC 28754
Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 1st - 24thC, 10am - 12pmRegister with Melissa Salazar 828-689-5183 


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 chair. 

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.