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Fall Prevention Classes

Classes to Keep You Safely on Your Feet

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Falls are serious, especially for adults 55 and above. Injury from falling is the major reason older Sonoma County residents go to the hospital. A Matter of Balance is a free fall prevention class series that can help keep you safe. The series is eight classes in length.

This nationally-acclaimed program includes group discussions, mutual problem-solving and safety strategies, exercises and a home safety evaluation. Each two-hour class explores practical strategies for preventing falls and simple exercises to improve strength, coordination and balance.

Classes are offered throughout Sonoma County by the Area Agency on Aging. Courses are free, with a suggested donation of $20 for materials, and no one is turned away.

For information or to register: mob@schsd.org or (707) 565-5936.

Register for a Fall Prevention Class

  • Vigil Light Senior Apts., 1945 Long Drive, Santa Rosa: eight Wednesdays, March 27–May 15, 1–3 p.m.

  • Windsor Senior Center, 9231 Foxwood Drive, Windsor: eight Wednesdays, April 3–May 22, 1–3 p.m.

  • Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Drive, Santa Rosa: four Mondays & four Wednesdays, April 29–May 22, 1–3 p.m.

Volunteer as a Matter of Balance Coach

Train as a certified coach for this nationally-known fall prevention program for older adults. 

Join us if you have good communication and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and dependability, plus the ability to facilitate small group discussion and perform low-intensity exercises while instructing others.

"It is very satisfying when I see participants gain confidence and boost their sense of optimism while having fun with each other. As a coach, I get the same experience!" ~Certified Matter of Balance Volunteer Coach

Next Volunteer Coach Training: 

Monday, June 3, 8:30 a.m. -- 5 p.m., Adult & Aging Division, 3725 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa.

To register for the training or for more information: mob@schsd.org or (707) 565-5936.

An Award-Winning Fall Prevention Program

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is based on 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 Recognized for Innovation and Quality in Healthcare and Aging, 2006, American Society on Aging. A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model was developed by an Administration on Aging grant (#90AM2780) and sponsored locally by the Sonoma County Area on Aging.

Contact Information

Area Agency on Aging

Adult and Aging Division
Human Services Department
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
3725 Westwind Boulevard
First Floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.510185, -122.796579
5350 Old Redwood Highway

Suite 100

Petaluma, CA 94954
38.278495, -122.668033

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