McLaren Port Huron presents fall prevention program

Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron is partnering with MSU Extension to present the fall prevention program A Matter of Balance. This four-week program takes place Mondays and Wednesdays, May 9 – June 6, 1 – 3 p.m., at McLaren Port Huron’s Charles Classroom. 

A Matter of Balance in an evidence-based program that teaches practical ways to manage falls. The program is designed to benefit older adults who are concerned about falling, have fallen in the past or are interested in increasing balance, flexibility and strength. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals for increasing activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and use exercise to increase strength and balance.

This program is free, and registration is required. Participants should be prepared to attend all eight sessions. To register or for more information, call HealthAccess at 1-800-228-1484.