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A Matter of Balance

Are you concerned about falling?

Take steps to make falls less likely – Participate in A Matter of Balance!

Thursdays, 9:30am-11:30am
August 17 – October 5

  • Sign up for A Matter of Balance: This nationally-recognized, evidence-based program reduces the fear of falling and increases activity levels. Call 216-973-0104.
  • Get some exercise: Lack of exercise weakens legs, which increases the chance of falling. Exercises like SilverSneakers and Tai Chi increase strength and improve balance, making falls less likely.
  • Be mindful of medications: Some medications, or combinations of medicines, can have side effects that  can make falls more likely. Have a doctor or pharmacist review all your medications to reduce risky side effects.
  • Keep your vision sharp: Poor vision makes it harder to get around safely. Have your eyes checked yearly and wear glasses or contact lenses with the right prescription strength.
  • Remove hazards at home: About half of all falls happen at home. A home safety check helps identify hazards, like clutter & poor lighting, that should be removed or changed.


A Matter of Balance was developed by Boston University and is licensed by MaineHealth. This program is made possible in part by an Older Americans Act Grant from Ohio Department of Aging through Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, The Cleveland Foundation Encore Cleveland Initiative, volunteers, and gifts to the Fairhill Partners Annual Fund.


Aug 17 2023


9:30 am - 11:30 am


Brook Park
14770 Snow Road, Brook Park, OH 44142