Fairfield Health Dept. Offers Program to Reduce Fall Risk At Home

Fairfield, CT - Fairfield Health Department will be offering a FREE Matter of Balance program to older adults to help reduce their fear of falling. Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program that was developed by the Partnership for Healthy Aging. This program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Comprised of eight two-hour sessions, participants learn how to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risk at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

Matter of Balance is an eight-week program. Sessions will meet once a week, on Wednesdays, from 10am – 12pm starting May 8th – June 26th at the Fairfield Main Public Library in the Memorial Room. Interested individuals should call to reserve their spot as registration is required and space is limited.

For more information on the Matter of Balance program, please visit: www.mainehealth.org/mob

For questions about the program or to register, please contact Santina Jaronko, Health Educator, Fairfield Health Department at 203-256-3150 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .