A Matter of Balance is an 8-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.
The program is 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