Many older adults experience concerns about falling and thus restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.
If you’re not living life to the fullest because you’re afraid of falling, this workshop is for you. After four weeks of two-hour classes 2x/week, you’ll be active again, with more strength and confidence.
You will learn to:
view falls as controllable
set goals for increasing activity
make changes to reduce fall risks at home
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
Hosted by: Alice Lai-Bitker from Alice Home Care and Stefania Kaplanes, MSW from Alameda Health Systems
Where: Mastick Senior Center in Alameda, 1155 Santa Clara Avenue Room E
When: August 6th - August 29th, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00AM - 12:00PM
RSVP: (510) 747-7500
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Volunteer Lay Leader Model ©2006
This program is based on Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance ©1995 Trustees of Boston University. All rights reserved. Used and adapted by permission of Boston University.
A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model
Recognized for Innovation and Quality in Healthcare and Aging, 2006, American Society on Aging. A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model was developed by a grant from the Administration on Aging (#90AM2780).
This project was supported, in part by grant number 90FP0018-01-01 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.
Alice Home Care is here to help provide compassionate care for your loved ones who struggle to remain independent in their homes. Give us a call at 510-924-8529 and let us provide you with helping hands and caring hearts.