Almost half of older adults worry about falling. Learn factors that can lead to a fall and practical tips to keep yourself on your feet in this discussion-based program. A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program that addresses the fear of falling, which is a risk factor for falls. Participants increase activity levels through a short exercise component, discuss risk factors and learn strategies to keep them on their feet. Improved flexibility and range of motion with stretches and light movements introduced in the third class.

This eight-session workshop all participants will receive a free informational workbook. Light refreshments will be provided. The goals of this program include:

  • Taking steps to reduce your fear of falling
  • Discussing fall-reduction strategies
  • Increasing your strength and balance
  • Setting goals and tracking your progress
  • Developing new friendships and communication skills

Who: Open to the general public. You do not need a library card to attend. 

When: This Free class meets 8 sessions: Tuesdays, October 17-December 12 (No class November 7th for election day)

Registration Required: Click Here

Where: O'Fallon Public Library, First Floor Community Room

Question? Contact Stephanie at [email protected] or 618-206-4345

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