Matter of Balance, Managing Concerns About Falls, 8-wk course, sign up now

Location: United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland
Date:  Tuesday, April 5–May 24, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

A Matter of Balance is an eight-week course designed to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. A Matter of Balance acknowledges the risk of falling but emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce this concern. Trained facilitators conduct eight two-hour sessions designed for groups of 10–12 participants. During the class, participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable and set realistic goals for increasing activity. They also find ways to change the environment to reduce fall risk factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

Registration Required – To sign up or for more information, call Southern Maine Agency on Aging at 800-427-7411, ext. 583 or 207-396-6583 or visit the website at   

Fee:  $20 for 8-wk course; registration and payment through SMAAA.