This program includes eight two-hour classes led by trained coaches. The program enables participants to reduce the fear of falling by learning to view falls as controllable, setting goals for increasing activity levels, making small changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercising to increase strength and balance. Participants learn about the importance of exercise in preventing falls and practice exercises to improve strength, coordination, and balance. Participants also conduct a home safety evaluation and learn to get up and down safely. Additional topics include home safety, assertiveness, developing positive strategies for change, reducing barriers to exercise, identifying physical risk factors for falls, personal action planning, recognizing misconceptions about falls, and moving from self-defeating to self-motivating thoughts. The curriculum includes group discussions, mutual problem solving, role playing activities, and a few homework assignments. This course is being conducted as a hybrid course with the University of Missouri Extension. Call 1-800-748-7826 for more details.
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