A Matter of Balance is an 8-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors and exercise to increase strength and balance.
Falling is not a normal part of aging. Education is the most important step to being ready to prevent a fall. Evidence-based falls prevention programs will help older adults learn how to address their fear of falling and what they can do to improve or sustain their strength. This video highlights one of those programs: A Matter of Balance.
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 video features the testimonial of an individual who participated in a workshop series through Memorial Hospital in North Conway, New Hampshire.