A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance (Falls Prevention) is an award-winning program that can help reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falling. The program is led by two trained facilitators and consists of 8 2-hour sessions over four weeks. Program participants must be able to walk.

You will learn to:

  • Control falls
  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Make your home safer and avoid falls
  • Improve balance, strength and flexibility

For more information, contact Anita Kanakaris (313) 446-4444 ext. 5841

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Volunteer Lay Leader Model ©2006
This program is based on Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance. ©1995 Trustees of Boston University. All rights reserved. Used and adapted by permission of Boston University.

A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model
Recognized for Innovation and Quality in Healthcare and Aging, 2006, American Society on Aging.
A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model was developed by a grant from the Administration on Aging (#90AM2780).