Classes to Keep You Safely on Your Feet
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.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.