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Boone – A Matter of Balance

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Date(s) - 10/20/2016 - 11/15/2016
9:30 am - 11:30 am

High Country Area Agency on Aging


Event Phone:   (828) 265-5434 ext. 113

Description:   Managing Concerns About Falls —

A Matter of Balance is a structured group intervention that utilizes a variety of activities to address physical, social and cognitive factors affecting fear of falling and to teach fall prevention strategies. The activities include group discussion, problem-solving, skill building, assertiveness training, videotapes, sharing practical solutions and exercise training. Each of the eight sessions is two hours in length, including a break for light refreshments. Early sessions focus on changing attitudes and self-efficacy before attempting changes in actual behavior. The exercise component, which begins in the third session, takes about 30 minutes of the session to complete.

Dates:   8 sessions (1 x week) – Thursdays – October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, (skip Turkey Day), December 1, 8 and 15, 2016

Time:   9:30 am – 11:30 am

Contact:   Nicole Hiegl   (828) 265-5434 ext. 113   Email

Last Date to Register for Class:   October 20, 2016

For more information about healthy aging in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey counties, see High Country Area Agency on Aging.


This event is fully booked.