A Matter of Balance is an evidence based fall prevention program that was piloted at Carlton Senior Living San Leandro. This 8-week structured class emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Residents learned to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.
Our last session was proceeded by a graduation ceremony complete with graduations caps, certificates of completion and a pizza party. Our proud resident graduates were Mildred Field, Jim Helt, Abby Hermann, Carolynn Rector, Mildred Washington and Caroline Price.
Certified Master of Balance Trainers – Veronica Pavlakis, Elsie Kusel and Nicole Albrecht