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A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to help older adults manage falls and increase activity levels. We offer classes in person and virtually.

Do you have concerns about falling?

Many older adults worry about falls and restrict their activities to avoid them. We work to address these concerns with small group instruction led by two trained facilitators.

You 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.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength, anyone who has fallen in the past, and anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns.

Our classes can be offered both in person and virtually, for a small group of 8–12 participants.

  • The in-person class includes 8 two-hour sessions.
  • The virtual class includes 9 two-hour sessions.


Falls prevention in rural counties

In collaboration with the Clemson University Falls Prevention Program, Prisma Health is offering A Matter of Balance classes in Fairfield, Greenwood, Laurens and Newberry counties. Contact Lara Peck (Fairfield, Newberry) or Mike Walls (Greenwood, Laurens) to host or attend a class in these counties.

For more information or to host or attend a class, contact:

Lara Peck, MPH, MCHES
Injury Prevention Coordinator, Trauma Administration
Prisma Health Richland Hospital
Lara.Peck@PrismaHealth.org
803-434-6231

Mike Walls, BSN, RN, NRP
Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator, Trauma Program
Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital
Mike.Walls@PrismaHealth.org
864-455-5313