Senior Health

Balance Screenings

Balance Screenings

DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT FALLING?

A MATTER OF BALANCE

Can help reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falling!

A Matter of Balance is a national, evidence-based, injury prevention program sponsored by St. Luke’s University Hospital-Adult Level I Trauma Center, St. Luke’s Community Health and the Bethlehem Health Bureau.

A Matter of Balance is an 8-week course – 2-hour sessions, once a week for 8 weeks.

Classes include mild exercise, discussion, problem-solving, role-playing, idea-sharing and also a 10-minute break with a healthy snack.

Participants will learn to:

  • view falls and fear of falling as controllable
  • set realistic goals for increasing activity
  • change their environment to reduce fall risk factors
  • promote exercise to increase strength and balance

This is a FREE course offered to the community!

Participants should be ambulatory (with or without assistance) and should have the ability to problem-solve.

Classes will be offered in Spring. For more information call 484-526-7035.