Warren County Health Services
Matter of Balance

Do you have concerns about falling?

A Matter of Balance can help reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falling.

Classes Help Participants Learn To:

  • 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

  • Designed to Benefit Community-Dwelling Older Adults who:
  • are concerned about falls
  • have sustained a fall in the past
  • restrict activities because of concerns about falling
  • are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength
  • are age 60 or older, ambulatory and able to problem-solve

  • Here's what participants say about
    A Matter of Balance:

    “I am already noticing a difference in my physical being. I plan to continue these exercises. Hopefully I’ll be jumping over the moon soon.”

    “I seem to be more aware of every situation for my safety. I now ‘stop, look and listen’ to my surroundings.”

    A Matter of Balance Outcomes at 6 Months Participant Satisfaction:
    97% are more comfortable talking about fear of falling
    97% feel comfortable increasing activity
    99% plan to continue exercising
    98% would recommend A Matter of Balance

    A Matter of Balance
    Volunteer Lay Leader Model

    This award winning* program is 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 the eight two-hour sessions.

    For more information about A Matter of Balance, please call:
    Warren County Health Services
    (515)961-1074