East Side Elders is excited to announce that we will be offering Matter of Balance classes starting in early 2019. Matter of Balance is a falls-prevention program that includes the following:
- addresses fear of falling
- provides exercises that help with balance
- gives tips on making your environment safer
From the Juniper website: “A Matter of Balance 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.”
Matter of Balance is an 8 week program that will be led by East Side Elders staff members. Keep an eye out for announcements on program dates and location!
If you are interested in attending a future class, you can contact us at Info@EastSideElders.org or 651-683-2326. We have not chosen the site of our first workshop – we welcome your input!