Fall Prevention

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance, logo

Many people experience fear of falling as they age. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls teaches practical strategies to reduce this fear and increase activity.

A Matter of Balance was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University and is a nationally-recognized program. The program helps to empower older adults to live confident and independent lives.

In eight 2-hour sessions, trained facilitators lead participants to:

  • View falls and fear of falling as controllable
  • Set realistic goals to increase activity
  • Change their environment to reduce fall risk factors
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance

Where can I take this workshop?

A Matter of Balance is offered throughout senior and community centers in King County. Each site lists activities and classes on their website, but you may call or email to confirm details.

You may also explore our calendar for upcoming events.

What participants say

Group taking a workshop class

A Matter of Balance was most helpful – it made me more aware of what can be done to assure safety at home. The class provided a definite time each week to meet and discuss concerns with others. I wish we had even more exercise activities at each class. Great to share and learn!”

“It has benefited all of us in that we feel stronger and in more control of our bodies. We would never have started this if it wasn’t for taking “A Matter of Balance,” so I believe it has changed some people’s lives.”

“I’m already noticing a difference in my physical being. I’m sure I’m a little more mobile than I had been and plan to continue these exercises. Hopefully, I’ll be jumping over the moon – soon!”


Matter of Balance exercises

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