New program to help manage concerns about falls

Individuals who have a fear of falling often feel trapped. They pass on opportunities to go out with family or friends and cut down on activities they enjoy because they are concerned about the fall risk. LifeStream is now offering A Matter of Balance to help 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. A Matter of Balance is an evidence based wellness class with proven results to help participants live a better quality of life.

Classes are scheduled at the following locations:

  • Western-Wayne Senior Center located at 1007 E. Main St. Cambridge City, IN 47327 – Classes begin on February 5 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and occur every Wednesday through March 25. Please call 765-478-4579 to sign up for the class.
  • Centerville-Abington Senior Center located at 111 S. 2nd Centerville, IN 47330 – Classes begin February 6 from 9:00am to 11:00am and occur every Thursday through March 26. Please call 765-855-5651 to sign up for the class.
  • The Farmland Senior Center, located at 100 N. Main St. Farmland, IN 47340, will offer A Matter of Balance beginning February 5 from 10:00am to Noon. The class will occur every Wednesday through March 25. Those interested in signing up for Farmland’s A Matter of Balance should contact Linda Morris at 765-468-7631.

Organizations who are interested in hosting A Matter of Balance or individuals who would like more information should contact Lori Joseph, Wellness Educator, at 765-722-4060 or ljoseph@lifestreaminc.org, or visit lifestreaminc.org/wellness.