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Home > About Us > Media Article Library > A Matter of Balance: Reducing Risk of Falling
Published on September 18, 2018
Do you have concerns about yourself or a loved one falling? Many older adults experience concerns about falling, and restrict their activities to avoid risk.
One way to help prevent falls is to participate in a Matter of Balance class, an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.
Classes are FREE and held once a week for eight weeks for two hours each.
Participants will learn to:
Who should attend?
Upcoming Matter of Balance classes will be held in Brainerd, Crosslake and Crosby.
Crosslake Lutheran Church – Tuesdays starting September 18 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Hallett Center Crosby – Tuesdays starting September 25 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Essentia Health Brainerd Clinic – Tuesdays starting September 25 from 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Brainerd Family YMCA– Mondays starting October 1 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The Center Brainerd – Tuesdays and Fridays starting October 16 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Class size is limited. Register online at CrowWingEnergized.org or call: Gina Heyer – 218-824-1237 or Joanna Collins – 218-454-2554.
SIDEBAR: A Matter of Balance Course overview:Session 1: Course description and fall concernsSession 2: Ways to think about falls and importance of recognizing concernsSession 3: Effects of physical activity and balance exercisesSession 4: Physical risk factors and asking for what you needSession 5: Action plan for exercise and how to change unhelpful thoughtsSession 6: Exercises and recognizing and changing Fall-ty habitsSession 7: Exercises, common home hazards and creating an action planSession 8: Exercises and create an action plan for a Fall-ty habit