The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention findings indicate that:
- Every 20 minutes an older adult in the U.S. dies from a fall.
- Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury.
Many people do not know that fear of falling can actually become a self-fulfilling prophecy, putting us at an increased risk for falls. The good news is that you can face your fears and learn what you can do to increase your physical strength, flexibility and balance and decrease your risk of falling by attending the program “A Matter of Balance.” The County of Delaware Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) is offering A Matter of Balance FREE of charge virtually on Zoom.
This nine-session evidence-based program proven to help reduce the risk of falls among older adults will be held twice a week for four-and-a-half weeks from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, May 5 through June 2.
Register by contacting Ellen Williams, Health and Wellness Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 610-499-1937. Space is limited.
What are others saying about A Matter of Balance?
“Now that I think about possible situations where I might be in danger of falling, I pre-plan a bit and also take care of my physical being as well, food, exercise, sleep, etc. Keep the program going. You have made us think about ways to help ourselves stay safe, healthy and balanced.”
“I made changes in my home. I would recommend the class to all my friends.”
Matter of Balance is free to PA residents age 60 and over and will be held virtually on Zoom.