LGMC’s ‘A Matter of Balance’ Program Teaches Fall Prevention

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) Trauma Services is available to present “A Matter of Balance,” the program about managing falls.

“A Matter of Balance” involves a series of classes that benefit a wide range of people: anyone concerned about a loved one falling; anyone who wants to improve balance, flexibility and strength; anyone who wants to learn how to prevent falls; anyone who has fallen in the past; and anyone who lives with restricted activities because of fear of falling.Hospitals, businesses, schools or other organizations can host the program, presented by John Armand, LGMC’s Injury Prevention Coordinator.

The program is based on Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance© with permission of Boston University. It is an award-winning program that has been presented around the country and is recognized by the American Society on Aging.

“A Matter of Balance” teaches how to view falls as controllable; will help establish goals for increasing activity; instruct on changes that can reduce fall risks at home; and exercises to increase strength and balance. Completing the program requires attendance at eight two-hour classes held once a week. Each class will cover a different topic.

If your organization is interested in hosting “A Matter of Balance,” or for more information, call John Armand at (337) 289-7482.