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120 Grandview Blvd., Gaylord, Michigan  49735

A Matter of Balance

Many older adults have concerns about falling and have consequently restricted their activities to avoid them.  A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels for participants.  The program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. 

A Matter of Balance consists of a series of eight weekly sessions conducted at the Gaylord Meal Site.  The classes are agency funded and FREE to participants!  

Program participants will learn to:
  • View falls as controllable
  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance

Who should attend?

  • Anyone concerned about falls
  • Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
  • Anyone who has fallen in the past
  • Anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns

Matter of Balance participants learn leg
exercises to strengthen muscles.


The next A Matter of Balance Workshop will take place as follows:

 Thursdays, October 4, 2018 through November 29, 2018  (8-week workshop)

          (Note:  Date change due to Thanksgiving holiday; no class on November 22nd.)

Time:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Location:  University Center at Gaylord - Room 105
                 80 Livinsgston Blvd.
                 Gaylord, Michigan            

This program is Agency Funded - FREE to Participants!


 A Matter of Balance - 2018-2019 Schedule of Workshops


Matter of Balance Coach:

Coach Vicki Ramsey


To register for A Matter of Balance classes, please contact us or call us at (989) 732-1122.



A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls
This program is based on "Fear of Falling:  A Matter of Balance." Copyright (c) 1995 Trustees of Boston University. 
All rights reserved. 

Used and adapted by permission of Boston University

Inquiries regarding the original program may be directed to:

Boston University
Health & DisabilityResearch Institute
53 Bay State Road
Boston, Massachusetts, 02215

A Matter of Balance was created with support from the National Institute on Aging.

A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model was developed by a grant from the Administration on Aging (#90AM2780).
(c)All rights reserved, MaineHealth's Partnership for Healthy Aging.