A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
Senior Fall Prevention Course
The Area Agency on Aging offers an award-winning, fall prevention program, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls, for seniors whose fear of falling limits their social and physical activity. The series is eight sessions of two hours each. To help cover participant handbooks and materials, donations are gratefully accepted.
Groups explore thoughts and concerns about falls. Participants learn to create a safer home environment; identify fall risks including issues regarding medications; problem-solving strategies to address behavior and habits that contribute to falls, and safety-promoting lifestyle strategies.
Participants learn the importance of exercise in preventing falls and which exercises are best suited for fall prevention, which promote strength, flexibility and balance.
See the schedule of upcoming A Matter of Balance classes in Sonoma County. To request a class in your community, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 565-5936.
Become a Certified Volunteer Coach
Become a certified volunteer coach for A Matter of Balance courses. Volunteers are especially needed in Cloverdale, Healdsburg, Sonoma, Windsor and coastal Sonoma County. Coaches lead at least two courses (eight sessions of two hours each, led with a second coach) within 12 months of training.
Join the next training: email email@example.com or call (707) 565-5936.
Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is based on the program Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance. Copyright ©1995 Trustees of Boston University. All rights reserved. Used and adapted by permission of Boston University. A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model was recognized for Innovation and Quality in Healthcare and Aging, 2006, American Society on Aging. A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model was developed by a grant from the Administration on Aging (#90AM2780) and sponsored locally by the Sonoma County Area on Aging.