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Department of Human Services

Adult and Aging Division

Falls Prevention Classes

Protect Yourself! Improve Balance, Stability and Strength at Free Classes

Harmful falls are the #1 reason older adults and seniors end up at the emergency room. Don’t restrict your activities because of worries about falling on uneven ground or stairs -- learn how to protect yourself and stay safely on your feet by attending free Bingocize or A Matter of Balance classes. 

These courses are funded through USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP or Older Americans Act. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and prohibited from discriminating. For program inquiries or to file a complaint, please call (707) 565-5930. Apply for CalFresh benefits through the County’s Economic Assistance Division by calling (877) 699-6868.

Choose from Two Series of Classes (or take both!)

Bingocize A Matter of Balance 

Enjoy a friendly game of Bingo combined with simple seated and standing exercises. Bingocize reduces your risk of falling by helping you stay active and increasing your strength, balance and range of motion. Bingocize is a series of four, one-hour classes.

Standing group for matter of Balance

Learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, and set goals to increase activity. Learn to reduce falling risks in your home. Enjoy simple exercises to build strength, flexibility, coordination and balance. A Matter of Balance is a series of eight, two-hour classes.

Become a certified instructor for Bingocize

Instructor training is a short, self-paced, online training and one-on-one consultation with Bingocize staff. Volunteer Bingocize instructors are needed throughout the county at host sites. Instructors can also offer suggestions for new class locations.

Let us know about your interest in becoming a volunteer Bingocize instructor if you are enthusiastic and dependable, are able to perform simple seated and standing exercises and love to combine fitness and fun.

Become a certified coach for A Matter of Balance

Contact us about the one-day training 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.

Adult Protection Hotline

Abuse and neglect affects many older and dependent adults in Sonoma County. Adult Protective Services (APS) responds to reports of abuse, neglect, exploitation and self-neglect involving older adults age 65+ and disabled, dependent adults age 18+.

Senior Resource Guide

The Sonoma County Senior Resource Guide / Guia De Recursos lists hundreds of local programs that are helpful to seniors, their families and their caregivers.