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A Matter Of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falling

Have you turned down a chance to go out with family and friends or have you quit doing a favorite activity because you were afraid of falling?

     Many older adults experience a fear of falling and often restrict their activities, which can lead to physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.

     A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.

Classes Help Participants Learn To:

  • view falls and fear of falling as controllable
  • set realistic goals for increasing activity
  • change their environment to reduce fall risks at home exercise to increase strength and balance

     MOB is a FREE program for people 60 years of age and older. Classes meet one day a week for 8 weeks and participants are encouraged to attend all 8 classes.

For more information on upcoming classes, please call 269-441-0948 or email us.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls: This program 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 a grant from the Administration on Aging (#90AM2780).


     "I'm picking up my feet more when I walk. I'm not trying to carry all my groceries at once into my home. I'm using a cane more when I walk on my lawn. I'm turning on more lights as I travel in my home..."

MOB Class Participant