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.

Registration is open and is limited to 14 participants. Classes fill up quickly!

If you would like to register for a class, please call InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537).




SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING A MATTER OF BALANCE CLASSES

St. Luke’s North Medical Center
153 Brodhead Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18017
Fridays 10am-12pm
June 7th – July 26th

Bethlehem YMCA
430 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
Wednesdays 12-2pm
July 10th – August 28th

First Moravian Church
225 North 10th St., Easton, PA 18042
Fridays 1-3pm
July 12th – August 30th

Easton Area Neighborhood Center
902 Philadelphia Rd., Easton, PA 18042
Tuesdays 2-4pm
August 6th – September 24th

St. Luke’s Allentown
1736 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18104
Tuesdays 1-3pm
September 3rd – October 22nd

Christ Lutheran Church-Hellertown
69 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055
Tuesdays 10am-12pm
September 17th – November 5th