Serving East Berlin, Abbottstown, Reading and Hamilton Townships in Adams County
and Paradise and Washington Townships in York County

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Matter of Balance Program

According to the CDC one in four Americans 65 years of age and older will fall each year. Falls, whether they occur with an injury or not have a large impact on quality of life. A growing number of older adults fear falling and therefore limit their social lives and activities. This can cause declines in physical ability, mental health and independence.
Matter of Balance is a free, evidenced-based, program offered through WellSpan. It has been shown to decrease the fear of falling and increase activity levels thereby reducing the risk of falling. Participants will learn that falls are not a part of the aging process, how-to create reasonable goals to increase activity and lessen fall risk factors. After completing Matter of Balance participants report improved confidence in activities and their strength as well as experience fewer falls. Limited to 12 participants. Must be 60 years or older, able to walk, and can problem solve.

Individuals who could benefit include:
-Those with a fear of falling
-Have a history of falls
-Would like to increase activity
-Need to improve balance and strength

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