A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is a proven, award winning fall prevention program designed for adults who are at risk or who have a fear of falling. This program focuses on ...
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A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Program

A Matter of Balance is a proven, award winning fall

prevention program designed for adults who are at risk or who have a fear of falling. This program focuses on useful strategies to manage falls. Successful fall prevention involves three main strategies: balance training and physical activity, medical management, and environmental/home modifications.

Program details Dates: March 16 – May 4 Time: 2 to 4 p.m., once a week/8 weeks Place: NSMC Union Hospital, Healing Atrium 500 Lynnfield Street, Lynn, MA 01904 Cost: Free

Space is limited so please register early! To register yourself or someone else: 978-354-3004 or [email protected]

Participants will learn to:

• View falls as controllable • Set goals for increasing activity • Make changes to lessen the risk of falls at home • Exercise to increase strength and balance • Safely get up after a fall

Classes will be a combination of group discussion and activities, as well as exercises that focus on balance and strength, and meet once a week for eight weeks.