Matter of Balance

Managing Concerns About Falls

Chances are you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling.  A Matter of Balance is a proven program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity.  Westerly-Pawcatuck branch of the Ocean Community YMCA is offering this program.

A Matter of Balance:  Managing Concerns About Falls is conducted in 8 two-hour sessions and uses group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise.  Older adults can learn positive coping methods to reduce fear of falling and remain active and independent.

A Matter of Balance coaches help participants become more confident about managing falls by believing that they can increase their strength, find ways to reduce falls, and protect themselves if they do fall.  In addition, participants report that they have increased the amount they exercise on a regular basis.

If you would like to attend or want more information, please contact Janine Parkins, a certified Matter of Balance Master Trainer:

Janine Parkins

Health & Wellness Director

(401) 596-2894 |



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