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New free class to help people reduce fear of falling

February 21, 2024 04:28 AM

People age 50 and better can sign up for a free class to help them gain confidence around the house and learn tips to avoid falls.

Matter of Balance is a free course and will be offered Wednesdays from 9 - 11 a.m., at Phillips Recreation Center.

Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and improve activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falling by helping people view falls and the fear of falling as controllable.

This award-winning program helps increase safe activity levels and find personal, practical improvements in a person's environment to reduce the risk of falling.

While free, people do need to sign up for the program. Call the park district at (217) 367-1544 to sign up. Or register online at

Everyone age 50 and better is welcome to sign up for A Matter of Balance.


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