Matter of Balance Workshops

The Matter of Balance “Managing Concerns about Falls” is an 8-session workshop that is either in a 4-week, twice a week or 8-week, once a week form. Each session is 2 hours long and is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

Matter of Balance ~ 8 session Workshop Schedule

 2018 Classes

Tuesdays, January 9 through February 27
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
West Osceola Library, 305 Campus St, Kissimmee, 34737
Please call 407-718-9066 to register.

Fridays, January 12 through March 2
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fran Carlton Recreation Center, 11 N. Forest Ave, Apopka, 32703
Please call 407-718-9066 to register.

Tuesdays, January 16 through March 6
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Good Samaritan Community Center, 1441 Hoeger Circle, Kissimmee, 34736
Please call 407-718-9066 to register.

Thursdays, January 18 through March 8
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N Dillard St, Winter Garden, 34787
Register at the front desk.

Thursdays, January 18 through March 8
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Maitland Senior Center, 345 S. Maitland Ave, Maitland, 32751
Please call 407-718-9066 to register.

Fridays, January 19 through March 9
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
One Senior Place, 715 Douglas Ave, Altamonte Springs, 32714
Please call 407-514-1806 to register.

Mondays, March 5 through April 23
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Center for Independent Living, 720 N Denning Dr, Winter Park, 32789
Please call 407-514-1806 to register.

Thursdays, March 8 through April 26
9:00 am – 11: 00 am
Center for Independent Living, 720 N Denning Dr, Winter Park, 32789
Please call 407-514-1806 to register.

Fridays, March 9 through April 27
10:00 am – 12:oo pm
Ison Center, 1705 Adair St, Ocoee, 34761
Please call 407-718-9066 to register.

Thursdays, April 5 through May 24
10:00 am  – 12:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 125 N Interlachen Ave, Winter Park, 32789
Please call 407-718-9066 to register.

Thursdays, April 5 through May 24
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Maitland Senior Center, 345 S. Maitland Ave, Maitland, 32751
Please call 407-718-9066 to register.

Fridays, April 6 through June 1 (skipping May 25)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
One Senior Place, 715 Douglas Ave, Altamonte Springs, 32714
Please call 407-514-1806 to register.

Thursdays, May 3 through June 21
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Center for Independent Living, 720 N Denning Dr, Winter Park, 32789
Please call 407-514-1806 to register.

Thursdays, May 3 through June 21
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Northwest Community Center, 3655 WD Judge Dr, Orlando, 32808
Please call 407-718-9066 to register.

Thursdays, September 6 through October 25
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Maitland Senior Center, 345 S. Maitland Ave, Maitland, 32751
Please call 407-718-9066 to register.

 

Senior Resource Alliance (SRA) hosted a Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Workshop in October 2015 in which 11 people participated. The Matter of Balance Workshop is an evidence-based falls program which emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. The Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity and change their environment to reduce the risk factors for falls.  The workshop is conducted over eight sessions and is facilitated by volunteer peer leaders.  One participant in this workshop said “This program has given me confidence and I now realize how important exercise is”, another participant said “Since beginning this workshop, I have more flexibility and I have learned tips to walking up and down stairs with confidence”.

MOB class photo from 11.12.15

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Matter of Balance Workshop at the Maitland Senior Center.

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Matter of Balance at the Maitland Senior Center, December 2016

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