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: 

Dover Township Community Center
3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover
Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 5 to October 8 (No classes on September 19 and 26)
1 pm - 3 pm
Contact Faye at 717-771-9610 to register.

SpiriTrust Lutheran® Zimmerman Place
800 Bollinger Drive, Shrewsbury
Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 1 to October 24
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Contact Faye at 717-771-9610 to register

York Township Park Building
25 Oak Street, York
Mondays and Wednesdays, October 2 to October 30 (No class on October 14)
10 am - 12 pm
Contact Faye at 717-771-9610 to register.

York Jewish Community Center
2000 Hollywood Drive, York
Mondays and Wednesdays, November 4 to December 2 (No class on November 11)
1 pm - 3 pm
JCC members can call 717-843-0918 to register.
Open to the public October 1; 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