The Area Agency on Aging offers an award-winning, fall prevention program, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls, free for seniors whose fear of falling limits their social and physical activity.
Participants learn the importance of exercise in preventing falls and promoting strength, flexibility and balance. Groups explore thoughts and concerns about falls and learn: to create a safer home environment; to identify fall risks including issues regarding medications; problem-solving strategies to address behavior and habits that contribute to falls, and safety-promoting lifestyle strategies.
While classes are free, donations are gratefully accepted to help cover handbooks and materials. To attend a class series or request a class in your community, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 565-5936.