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Department of Human Services

For Immediate Release

Free Classes Help Seniors Prevent Falls

Santa Rosa,CA | January 23, 2018

Falls are the #1 reason that Sonoma County seniors go to the emergency room. Fracturing a hip or spraining a wrist means a long rehabilitation, which can decrease seniors’ quality of life or even prevent them from living independently in their own homes. Yet falls don’t have to be accepted as a normal part of aging.

Seniors can learn to prevent injuries by attending one of four, free, eight-class series of A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls

  • Fridays, February 2, 2018 - March 23, 2018, 1 PM - 3 PM
    Santa Rosa Central Library, 211 E Street, Santa Rosa
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, March 5, 2018 - March 28,2018  10 AM - Noon
    Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma
  • Wednesdays, April 4, 2018 - May 23, 2018 1 PM - 3 PM
    Windsor Senior Center,9231 Foxwood Drive, Windsor, CA 95492
  • Fridays, April 20, 2018 - June 8,2018  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM 
    Rohnert Park Senior Center, 6800 Hunter Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Trained coaches help participants increase balance, flexibility and strength through gentle exercise, give tips to remove falling hazards at home and lead discussions to promote safe lifestyle strategies.

To reserve a spot in a class series, contact the Program Coordinator at or call (707) 565-5936. This nationally acclaimed fall prevention program is hosted by the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging (AAA). For more information visit


Contact Information

Kris Montgomery
Communications Manager, Human Services Department
(707) 565-8085