Texas Healthy at Home Classes

A Matter of Balance

Learn practical strategies for reducing your fear of falling, changing your environment to reduce risks and increasing your activity level to prevent falls in this group discussion class.

About the class

The class meets either once a week for eight weeks or twice a week for four weeks, for two hours. This class is more conversation-based than exercise-based. You’ll learn to:

  • View falls and fear of falling as controllable
  • Set realistic goals for increasing activity
  • Change your environment to reduce risk factors
  • Use exercise to increase strength and balance
  • A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program based on research conducted by the Roybal Center for Enhancement of Late-Life Function at Boston University.

Benefits of the class

  • Feel comfortable increasing activity and continuing exercising
  • Feel more comfortable talking about fear of falling
  • Meet new friends
  • Provide support and encouragement to your peers
  • Become more involved in your community and with your neighbors

Who should take the class

This class is for any adult who fears falling. It is particularly suited for people who:

  • Are concerned about falls
  • Have had a fall in the past
  • Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
  • Want to improve flexibility, balance and strength

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