A Matter Of Balance
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 or 2 days a week for 4 weeks, and participants are encouraged to attend all 8 classes.
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.