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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. Courses are free, with a suggested donation of $20 for materials, and no one is turned away.

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

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.

Register for Upcoming Fall Prevention Classes

  • Bell Manor Apartments, Windsor, Tuesdays, Oct. 2 - Nov. 20, 1–3 p.m.
  • Brookdale Chanate, Santa Rosa, Mondays, Oct. 15 - Dec. 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Sonoma County YMCA, Santa Rosa, Thursdays, Oct. 25 - Dec. 20, 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Rohnert Park Senior Center, Wednesdays, Jan. 9 - Feb. 27, 2019, 3 - 5 p.m.

mob@schsd.org  •  (707) 565-5936

Contact Information

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

Adult Protection Hotline

(800) 667-0404


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