The MATTER OF BALANCE class emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels.matter-of-balance-class

You will learn to:

  • View falls as controllable
  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Make changes to your environment to reduce fall risks at home
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance

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 because of falling concerns

Comments from those who have taken this class:

  • “Be more mindful about movements, safety, and positive assertiveness”
  • “Increased awareness to potential falls. Increased monitoring blood pressure”
  • “Self-confidence and attitude improvement”
  • “I am so much more aware of preventing falls. I am so much more able to ask for help.”
  • “I can’t help telling my friends how much I have learned from this class. I have encouraged many of my friends to find a class to learn what I have!”
  • “A good way to meet other people with similar problems.”
  • “Stopped wearing sloppy sandals. Threw out several area rugs.”
  • “Keep exercising.”
  • “I benefitted from the class. The discussions brought out issues and concerns that I will remember. The exercises I will practice the rest of my life.”

Please call 231-525-0600 for more information on the Matter of Balance Program.