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.   

Classes offered in 2022:

Mondays and Wednesdays
January 19 to February 16, 2022
10 am to 12 pm
Participants will need an email address and a computer, laptop, iPad or tablet with a camera.  Reliable internet access is necessary.
Register by January 10 by calling Faye at 717-771-9610

NOTE:  Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we do not know when face-to-face classes will be resumed. If you have an interest in any or our Fall Prevention classes or would like to know the status of these classes, please contact Faye 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/