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A Matter of Balance

exercise & wellness
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Thursday, Jun 20 12:30PM - 2:30PM EDT
Recurring event, see schedule below

Every week on Thursday
Thursday, July 25 12:30PM - 2:30PM EDT
Thursday, August 1 12:30PM - 2:30PM EDT
Thursday, August 8 12:30PM - 2:30PM EDT
Thursday, August 15 12:30PM - 2:30PM EDT



Please note: For this event, a staff member may need to reach out for more information before you are confirmed to attend. Watch for an email!

What Is It?

Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.
This course will be offered for a total of 8 sessions. Participants are encouraged to attend at least 5 of the sessions in order to experience the benefits.
Who should attend A Matter of Balance Program?

The program was designed to benefit older adults who:
  • Are concerned about falls
  • Have sustained falls in the past
  • Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
  • Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength
  • Are age 60 or older, community-dwelling and able to problem solve
What are the components of A Matter of Balance?

A Matter of Balance uses a variety of activities to address the fear of falling and teach fall prevention strategies.  Activities include group discussion, problem-solving, skill-building, assertiveness training, videos and exercise training.  Participants receive a workbook to use during the sessions, and to keep as a reference when the class is over.
  • A Matter of Balance community classes can be offered both in-person and virtually.
  • The in-person A Matter of Balance includes 8 two-hour sessions.
  • The virtual A Matter of Balance includes 9 two-hour sessions.
  • Both the in-person and virtual sessions are led by two trained facilitators for a small group of 8-12 participants.
Participants learn to…

The program enables participants to achieve significant goals.  They gain confidence by learning to:
  • View falls as controllable
  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Identify common factors that contribute to falls
  • Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance

Call 828-632-1717 to register!

Online registration for this event closed on June 19, 2024.

Online registration for this event has closed. Please call Western Piedmont Council of Governments at (828) 322-9191 if you’d like to register or be added to the waiting list.