Many older adults can experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities out of fear. However, falls CAN be managed. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet offers a program called A Matter of Balance to help older adults understand the risks of falling and learn practical coping strategies to reduce fear. A Matter of Balance helps participants discover ways to change their environments to reduce risk factors. Participants also learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. A Matter of Balance is an evidence based program. It is an 8 week class that meets once per week for 2 hours each week. The first 2 classes are an overview/introduction to the program. We begin exercising the 3rd week so weeks 3 through 8, half of the class is exercise and the other half is discussion. It is geared toward older adults (age 60 and older) and it is FREE.
- Starting Thursday, October 24th, 2019, repeats every week on Thursday until Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm