County Human Services

A Matter of Balance

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A Matter of Balance is an award- winning program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls.  This program utilizes volunteer coaches to teach eight, two- hour classes where participants learn to:

MOB2• View falls and fear of falling as controllable
• Set realistic goals for increasing activity
• Change their environment to reduce fall risk factors
• Promote exercise to increase strength and balance

Who Should Attend?
• Anyone concerned about falls
• Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
• Anyone who has fallen in the past
• Anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns
• Anyone age 60 or older, ambulatory and able to problem-solve.

A MATTER OF BALANCE class size is small, with a limit of 12 participants.  This offering is a free community service.  A schedule of upcoming classes can be viewed at this link.  

Classes being offered:

York Township Park Building
25 Oak Street, York
Mondays and Wednesdays, February 24 to March 18
Snow dates:  March 23 & March 25
10 am - 12 pm
Contact Faye at 717-771-9610 to register.

Northeastern Senior Center
131 Center Street, Mt. Wolf
Mondays and Fridays, March 2 to March 30
No class on March 20;  Snow dates:  April 3 & April 6
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Call the Senior Center at 717-266-1400 to register.

Dover Township, Community Room
3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover
Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 30 - June 2
No class on May 7 & May 28
1 pm - 3 pm
Call Faye at 717-771-9610 to register.


For more information and pre-registration please call Faye at the York County Area Agency on Aging at (717) 771-9610 or 1-800-632-9073, or by email at aging@yorkcountypa.gov.

IN THE NEWS:

https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2019/03/01/falls-leading-cause-death-york-county-seniors-preventable/2984970002/