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dc.creatorIrving, Carmen
dc.identifier.citationEngaged Scholars, v. 3 (2015).en_US
dc.descriptionIMPACT. 1: Participants report: More control over factors that lead to falls, Increased exercise and activity levels, Fewer falls, Feeling comfortable talking about their fear of falling, Plan to continue exercising. -- 2. 98% of participants would recommend A Matter of Balance to their friends and loved ones. -- 3. "I seem to be more aware of every situation for my safety. I now 'stop, look and listen' to my surroundings." -- Participant.en_US
dc.descriptionOSU PARTNERS: College of Education and Human Ecology; College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciencesen_US
dc.descriptionCOMMUNITY PARTNERS: Ohio Department of Aging; County Senior Servicesen_US
dc.descriptionPRIMARY CONTACT: Carmen Irving (
dc.description.abstractA Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program designed to help older adults manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. A Matter of Balance is conducted in eight two-hour sessions and uses group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise. Older adults learn positive coping methods to reduce their fear of falling and remain active and independent.en_US
dc.publisherOhio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries3rd Annual Engagement Forum. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, May 6, 2015.en_US
dc.titleA Matter of Balanceen_US

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