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

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A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls SILVER CREST (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

March 27 · 1:30pm - May 22 · 3:30pm MDT


Silver Crest Apartment Community 1550 S 2nd Street W Missoula, MT 59801

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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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 mindset can be your best fall prevention tool

A Matter of Balance begins on Monday, March 27 , 2023 and continues through Monday, May 22 with no class on April 10. Class meets in person at the Silver Crest Apartment Community main building from 1:30 - 3:30 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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