Matter of Balance
October 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 24, 2023
The BVRC invites Burlington residents of all ages and physical activity levels to participate in a “Matter of Balance” class to reduce their risk of falling. The class consists of a two hour session each week for eight weeks and participants are encouraged to attend all eight sessions. Each session will contain a different topic for active discussion among participants on their fall related concerns, fears, risk factors and behaviors. The program provides guest speakers, videos that are watched and then discussed in class, as well as handouts and other resources on how to remove potential hazards within the home and work place. These tips can help participants change their environment to reduce slips and falls. Each participant will receive their own workbook which includes information that is covered in each class. Weekly goals are set and each session consists of low impact balance and strengthening exercises based on one’s own abilities.
Falls account for the third-highest total of unintentional deaths every year in the U.S. More than 1 in 4 older adults fall every year. A fall can cause serious injury and most occur during everyday activities. Just some simple lifestyle changes and modifications can make a difference. The Matter of Balance Program can help you achieve practical and personal solutions to help reduce your fear of falling by replacing this fear with more constructive, confidence building concepts.