A MATTER OF BALANCE CLASSES
Please call (209)525-4670 to sign-up for the free program
Free eight-week program | Meets once a week for 2 hours | Workbook and refreshments provided
Limited space available!
ALL COURSES POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DO TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
8 week courses begin in February, March, April, August and September
For more information, please view the evidence based program brochure - A Matter of Balance Brochure
A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels, since many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activity.
The free program is designed to benefit community dwelling older adults who are concerned about falls, have sustained a fall in the past and/or restricted activities because of concerns about falling and for those who are interested in increasing their activity level, and are aged 60 or older, ambulatory, and able to problem solve.
A Matter of Balance is an eight week program, held once a week for two hours. Registrants receive A Matter of Balance workbook and refreshments are provided. The class is taught by trained volunteer coaches.
The participants will learn about different ways to view falls and control their fear of falling. The participants will set realistic goals for increasing physical activity, and how to change their environment to reduce fall risk factors.
Please call us for more details at (209)525-4670.
We offer many ways to get involved:
1. Join an A Matter of Balance 8-week course by calling (209)525-4670.
2. Become an A Matter of Balance volunteer coach. Healthy Aging Association has 3 Master Trainers and offers at least one coaches training annually.
3. Spread the word about this great evidence based program that is available right here in our community!
Our Featured A Matter of Balance Stories
Barbara, a 74-year old, is an example of how a positive attitude can make a difference when faced with challenging situation. After experiencing a fall where she broke her wrist, Barbara realized her fall could have been much worse. Knowing that she could have fallen on her head or broken her hip Barbara wanted to take safety measures to prevent a future fall from occurring. During the A Matter of Balance class Barbara learned how to be assertive in communication, more aware of fall hazards, and exercises to help with balance and strength. She now takes part in a strength training class twice a week and encourages others to take advantage of programs such as A Matter of Balance to prevent falls and stay active.