A Matter of Balance
Some important facts to remember about seniors and falls:
Because falls can potentially have such negative outcomes for seniors, it’s common for them to fear falling so much that they may stop doing the things they enjoy, and even change behavior in a way that actually increases their risk of falling. For example, they may become less active, start shuffling when walking or relying on objects around them for balance.
To help combat this, A Matter of Balance offers a series of eight, two-hour sessions in community settings that teach up to 12 participants a multi-pronged approach to reducing their risk of falling.
Seniors learn to:
The evidence-based program is part of the Ohio Department of Aging’s “STEADY U Ohio,” a statewide collaborative falls prevention initiative.
For questions, email Elaine Hordes, Wellness Program Coordinator.
Check back soon for the 2018 class schedule.