The York County Area Agency on Aging is offering free fall-prevention classes this autumn.

A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls.

This program uses volunteer coaches to teach eight two-hour classes where participants learn to: view falls and fear of falling as controllable; set realistic goals for increasing activity; change their environment to reduce fall-risk factors; and promote exercise to increase strength and balance.

The program is designed for:

• Anyone concerned about falls

• Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength

• Anyone who has fallen in the past

• Anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns

• Anyone age 60 or older, ambulatory, and able to problem solve


Class size is small, with a limit of 12 participants. For more information and preregistration, call the York County Area Agency on Aging at (717) 771-9610 or (800) 632-9073, or email

Classes will be offered:


Aldersgate Church

397 Tyler Run Road, York

Oct. 3–26

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–noon

To register: (717) 854-4276


Bob Hoffman YMCA

1705 Palomino Road, Dover

Oct. 2–Nov. 20

Mondays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

To register: (717) 851-3082


Eastminster Presbyterian Church

311 Haines Road, York

Oct. 30–Nov. 27

No class Nov. 22.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1–3 p.m.

To register: Megan at (717) 771-9610


Jewish Community Center

2000 Hollywood Drive, York

Nov. 2–Dec. 28

Thursdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

To register: (717) 851-3082


WellSpan Trauma and Critical Care

300 Pine Grove Commons, York

Nov. 6–Dec. 18

Mondays, 1–3 p.m.

To register: (717) 851-3082


York Township Park

25 Oak St., York

Oct. 2–30

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–noon

To register: Megan at (717) 771-9610

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