Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

Jun 4th - 9:00 am
5-5-1 Club - 1415 Almond Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108


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This evidence-based program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falling. 

A Matter of Balance uses trained coaches to teach eight 2-hour sessions.  During this 8-session class, participants learn to:

  • View falls and fear of falling as controllable & preventable
  • Set personal & realistic goals for increasing physical activity
  • Change their environment to reduce fall risk factors
  • Exercise safely to increase strength & balance
Each of the 8 sessions is 2-hours in length including a break. 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. 
 
Thursdays, June 4–July 30 (no class July 2)
9–11 AM at the 5-5-1 Club
 
Cost:  $25 for the entire 8-week class
Register:  651.632.5330 or 551club@lyngblomsten.org
 
Offered in partnership with Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging and cosponsored by Lyngblomsten's 5-5-1 Club and Roseville Area Senior Program.

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