Balance class begins Aug. 22

Great River Health Fitness offers A Matter of Balance, an eight-week program that helps older adults reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. A new session will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22.

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program developed at Boston University. Participants:

  • 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

The program fee is $25 for Great River Health Fitness members and $40 for nonmembers. It includes classes, educational materials and snacks.

For more information about A Matter of Balance or to register, please call Great River Health Fitness at (319) 768-4191.