A Matter of Balance

Due to the current health crisis, COAAA is postponing the scheduling of Healthy U and Matter of Balance workshops and Healthy, Well & Wise presentations until at least August 17, 2020. This is subject to change depending on the state of the pandemic.  The health of our community members and COAAA presenters is a foremost concern. Thank you for your patience and be well. Any questions, please contact Jane Acri at 614-645-3866 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. This falls management workshop emphasizes prac­tical suggestions to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels in older adults who want to be more active. During the series of eight 2-hour sessions, participants learn to:

  • View falls as controllable
  • Set realistic activity goals
  • Change their environment to reduce fall factors
  • Perform range of motion exercises to increase strength and balance


Matter of Balance sessions include group discussion, problem solving, and peer support. To achieve the intended outcome from Matter of Balance, attendance at all sessions in the series is required.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Service’s Administration for Community Living, “evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion programs reduce the need for more costly medical interventions.” Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program offered free of charge by COAAA and other partners to groups in Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union counties.

Class Schedule

No workshops currently scheduled.    Please see notice above.

 

Ready to get help? Call COAAA at (800) 589-7277.