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Hendersonville – A Matter of Balance

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Date(s) - 09/17/2018 - 11/19/2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Shift


Event Phone:    828-274-4406


F R E E   Workshop

Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It includes 8 two-hour sessions for a small group of 8-12 participants led by a trained facilitator. This nationally recognized program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University.

The program is designed to benefit older adults who:

  • Are concerned about falls
  • Have sustained falls in the past
  • Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
  • Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength
  • Are age 60 or older, community-dwelling and able to problem solve

What do participants learn?

The program enables participants to achieve significant goals. They gain confidence by learning to:

  • View falls as controllable
  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance

    Registration Required. Participants must attend at least one of the first two sessions in order to participate. 

Dates:   8 sessions (1 x week), Mondays, September 17 – November 19, 2018 (No class October 8 or November 12.)

Time:   2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact:   Heather Bauer, Outreach Manager, Master Trainer    828-274-4406    Home Instead Senior Care

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