A Matter of Balance


More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. Falls put a person, especially older adults, at risk of serious injury. How can you reduce your risk of falling? Reduce as many risk factors as possible! The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging offers a program aimed at educating people on how to do just that. The program, A Matter of Balance, emphasizes ways to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls as controllable, set realistic goals, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors and perform range of motion exercises to increase strength and balance. The workshop series is once a week for 8 weeks. To see when their next class will be offered or attend free coach training so you can teach a class, go to http://www.coaaa.org/cms/education/workshops/mob