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A Matter of Balance

Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling?
Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?

People who experience a fear of falling often limit their physical activities, which can result in loss of strength, reduced muscle tone and balance problems, making the risk of falling greater. 

By attending A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls you will:

  • Set realistic goals for staying active
  • Learn how to stay safe at home
  • Complete exercises to increase strength and balance
  • Learn how to identify and control your fear of falling

The class is conducted over eight sessions by trained coaches and meets weekly or twice weekly for two hours per session. The program’s goals are to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and increase activity levels and confidence among older adults. View A Matter of Balance videos.

“Matter of Balance was most helpful - it made me more aware of what can be done to ensure safety at home. The class provided a definite time each week to meet and discuss concerns with others. Great to share and learn!"  Class participant quote

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For those interested in implementing this program contact Mary Hertel at mary.hertel@state.mn.us