The York County Area Agency on Aging will host free classes for York County residents age 60 and older to learn how to manage the risk of falling and increase activity levels.

The award-winning series A Matter of Balance will be held 2–4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, July 10 to Aug. 2, in the Normandie Ridge Community Room, 1700 Normandie Drive, West Manchester Township.

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.

This free 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.

To preregister for A Matter of Balance, call Dave at (717) 718-2912.


Healthy Steps in Motion, a free class for adults with falling concerns and who are interested exercise-focused strength training and balance improvement, will be held in two locations this summer.

This free program starts with a warmup, followed by strength and balance exercises, and ends with a cool-down stretch. There are three levels of exercise, which enables participants to continue HSIM for as long as they like.

Participants learn about exercise basics and safety, setting goals, aerobic walking, and more. In addition, they will be assessed for fall risk and given a free participant’s guide and other resources.


SpiriTrust Lutheran® Zimmerman Place, Gathering Room, 800 Bollinger Drive, Shrewsbury Township – Classes are scheduled 2–3 p.m. July 22, 26, and 30 and Aug. 2, 5, 13, 16, and 19.

To preregister for these classes, call Faye at (717) 771-9610.


Hayshire United Church of Christ, 100 Haybrook Drive, Manchester Township – Classes are scheduled 10–11 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 16 through Aug. 8. Call the church to register at (717) 848-4007.

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