Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. The video below shows how people who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends. A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls classes will be offered to Seniors across the Upper Peninsula. Due to a generous grant from the MI Health Endowment Fund and the Area Agency on Aging Association of MI, these classes are offered free of charge. Pre-registration, however, is required. Call today to reserve a spot in the next A Matter of Balance class in your community!
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