The York County Area Agency on Aging will host a variety of free classes that teach how to manage the risk of falling and increase activity levels for adults age 60 and older.

A Matter of Balance targets older adults who have concerns about falling, have fallen in the past, have restricted their activities because of falling concerns, or are interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength.

The program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Participants will learn to: view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

Several series of classes are available during the upcoming months. Preregistration is required.


Mondays and Fridays, March 2-30

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Northeastern Senior Center

131 Center St., Mount Wolf

Register at (717) 266-1400

No class Friday, March 20; snow dates are April 3 and 6.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 30 to June 2

1-3 p.m.

Dover Township Community Center

3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover Township

Register with Faye at (717) 771-9610

No class on May 7 or 28.


Healthy Steps in Motion provides a more exercise-focused fall-prevention program, in addition to balance improvement. HSIM strives to reduce the risk of falling by building body strength, increasing flexibility, and improving balance.

HSIM starts with a warmup, followed by strength and balance exercises, and ends with a cooldown stretch. There are three levels of exercise to enable participants to continue HSIM for as long as they like.

Preregistration is required.


April 20, 24, 28, and 30

May 4, 6, 11, and 14

2-3 p.m.

Bethlehem United Methodist Church

109 E. Main St., Dallastown

Register with Faye at (717) 771-9610


Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 5-28

10-11 a.m.

VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove

440 N. Madison St., Hanover

Register with Faye at (717) 771-9610

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