A Matter of Balance

Managing Concerns About Falls

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning research based program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

What is A MATTER OF BALANCE?
The program was developed by the Roybal Center for Enhancement of Late-Life Function at Boston University. Trained Coaches conduct eight two-hour sessions for groups of 10-12 participants.

Who should attend?
• anyone concerned about falls
• anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
• anyone who has fallen in the past
• anyone who has restricted activities due to concerns about falling

What will I learn?
• to view falls as controllable
• to set goals for increasing activity
• to make changes to reduce fall risks at home
• to exercise to increase strength and balance

How can I join A MATTER OF BALANCE?
Contact CVAC at 734-4453 for information and to register for upcoming classes in your area.

Where are sessions held?
A MATTER OF BALANCE classes are held at various locations in Chemung County.

How much does the program cost?
There is no participation fee.

Funding for A MATTER OF BALANCE provided by
Chemung County Dept. of Aging and Long Term Care

Last updated May 27, 2016