A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls LOLO  (8 Weeks)

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A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls LOLO (8 Weeks)

This evidence-based program will help reduce your risk of falling at home and beyond! Learn ways to improve balance, strength and safety.

By Missoula Aging Services

When and where

Date and time

April 20 · 1pm - June 8 · 3pm MDT


Lolo Community Center 12345 US Highway 93 Lolo, MT 59847

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A Matter of Balance

This program is designed to benefit older adults 60 or older who live independently. People using walkers, canes and wheelchairs are welcome! Over the course of 8 two-hour sessions, participants will gain the tools and confidence to reduce incidents of falls. Participants should have the cognitive ability to build on concepts from week to week.

What to expect:

  • Exercises to increase strength and balance and set goals for increased activity level
  • Reduce your risk of falls at home and in the community
  • Engage with others who share the same concerns
  • Learn how to get off the floor safely after a fall
  • Learn how mindset can be your best fall prevention tool

A Matter of Balance begins on Thursday, April 20 , 2023 and continues through Thursday, June 8. Class meets in person at the Lolo Community Center from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Participants who complete at least 5 of the 8 sessions will receive a graduation certificate. Class size is capped at 12.

Pre-registration is required and is first come, first served. An email confirmation will be sent to registered & confirmed participants prior to the session start date.

Mandy Petersen, Falls Prevention Facilitator at MAS, presents the program. For more information or help registering, contact Missoula Aging Services at (406) 728-7682. Questions may also be emailed directly to Mandy at mpetersen@missoulagingservices.org. Visit the MAS website.

Missoula Aging Services promotes the independence, dignity and health of older adults and those that care for them. We believe A Matter of Balance significantly impacts the quality of life of those who attend. The course has a value of $80 per student which includes instruction. Choosing a contribution ticket of any amount (suggested $40) is greatly appreciated in assisting MAS to continue to offer the course and promote our mission. No-cost ticket options are available for Montana residents in need.

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. Copyright ©1995 Trustees of Boston University. All rights reserved. Used and adapted by permission of Boston University.

About the organizer

Our mission is to promote the independence, dignity and  health of older adults and those who care for them.
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