An initiative of The N.C. Center for Health & Wellness at UNC Asheville

External Programs

YMCA: Moving for Better Balance

Moving For Better Balance is a 12-week fall prevention program that is proven to reach fall prevention benefits once participants reach 50 hours of practice. Led by a Moving for Better Balance trained instructor, this program focuses on improving mental and physical ability to reduce fall-related risks and fall frequency.

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Enhance Fitness

Enhance®Fitness is a 16-week exercise program for older adults that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active throughout their life.  Each class session includes cardiovascular, strength training, flexibility, and balance exercises and the fostering of strong social relationships between participants. The program meets 3 times a week for 60 minutes and is led by certified instructors.

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The Otago Exercise Program

Because this program is delivered by a licensed physical therapist, it is only available via certain clinicians within North Carolina. For further information, or to find an Otago Physical Therapist near you, please visit UNC Exercise Program .

NC Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) offer many evidence-based programs with the federal funding support of the Older Americans Act; therefore, AAAs cannot charge for the classes supported by these funds. There is no limit to the number of classes that a participant can take through the AAA. Depending on the funding source, classes listed on our website are offered at low or no cost.