A Matter of Balance: Managing concerns about falls
Do you have concerns about falling? Many older adults express concerns about falling and restricting their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.
This program covers topics including: exploring thoughts and concerns about falling, exercise and fall prevention, assertiveness and fall prevention, managing concerns about falling and more.
A Matter of Balance is a free eight-session course offered by Lankenau Medical Center and Paoli Hospital Trauma programs as well as Bryn Mawr Hospital's Community Health and Outreach Department. Participants should commit to attending all sessions. Registration is required.
For more information and upcoming program dates, please call:
- Paoli Hospital—484.565.8328
- Lankenau Medical Center—484.476.8207
- Bryn Mawr Hospital—484.337.5211
Or browse our events calendar to see if there are any upcoming dates scheduled near you.
In this one hour session, participants will learn how to stay independent by using strategies that focus on fall prevention. This class points out common safety hazards in the home, the importance of exercise, and the other factors that lead to falls.
Stretch Your Limits
This exercise program for adults 55 and older includes strength training with elastic tubing and dumbbells, balance training and stretching with modified yoga and chair tai chi. Participants need a sturdy chair without arms and plenty of space to move forward and side-to-side.