A Matter of Balance: A Falls Prevention Program
This program is designed to benefit older adults 60 or older who live independently. People using walkers 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
A Matter of Balance begins on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, and continues for 8 Wednesdays through May 10. No classes will be held on March 22 or April 5. Class meets in person at the Frenchtown Rural Fire District located at 16875 Marion St in Frenchtown, MT from 1:30 - 3:30 PM. Participants who complete at least 5 of the 8 sessions will receive a graduation certificate. If you cannot attend at least 5 of the 8 classes, please consider registering for the next program, because 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.
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.