MU Extension Program Helps Individuals Increase Activity and Reduce Fear of Falling Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities.
A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to help reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falling. The Matter of Balance program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce falls at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance. A Matter of Balance is designed to benefit community living older adults who are concerned about falls, have sustained a fall in the past, restrict activities because of concerns about falling, are interested in improving flexibility, balance, and strength, and are age 60 or older, ambulatory and able to problem solve.
A Matter of Balance is scheduled in Iberia at the Iberia Church of the Nazarene, beginning September 7, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. The 8 weekly classes will be led by University of Missouri Extension Specialists Lynda Zimmerman and Renee Christensen.
The registration fee is $25 per person or $35 for a couple living in the same household.
To register, please call the MU Extension Center in Miller County at 573-369-2394.
Pre-registration with payment is required by August 31.