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Ground level fall related injuries are increasing every year. In 2015, trauma admissions for these injuries surpassed all other reason for traumatic admissions for the first time.  With this knowledge, the fear of falling is growing.  A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls is an evidence based program that takes a multi-faceted approach to fall prevention. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.

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.

Program Overview:
· 8-week workshop
· 2 hours each week
· Sessions lead by certified coaches who have personal experience in dealing with falling.

After completing A Matter of Balance, participants are more comfortable talking about their fear of falling, feel comfortable increasing activity, plan to continue exercising, and would recommend the program.

Registration is required.  To register or for more information, please call (540) 266-6000.

Space is limited!

When: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Friendship Residents’ Center | 397 Hershberger Road, NW | Roanoke, VA 24012



These six week workshops is designed to empower adults to better manage their chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain and heart disease with the goal of giving individuals confidence and skills to allow them to actively manage their health care and reduce unnecessary visits to the Emergency Department or the physician(s).

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) focuses on solutions to problems, caused by living with ongoing health conditions such as pain, fatigue, sleep, managing medications and difficult emotions.

Start Date: (March 15th 2018)

Cost: Free

Location: The Residents’ Center

397 Hershberger RD NW

Roanoke, VA 24012

Time: 1:30pm – 4pm (Thursdays)

Space is limited to 60 people.

To register for this program, please contact Tee Barlow at 540-777-1459.