Health education for a safer, active lifestyle for seniors. 

Managing Concerns About Falls

A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and
increase activity levels.
The program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Delivered in a workshop
format, classes are held once a week for eight weeks.

You will learn how to:

  • View falls as controllable
  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
  • Add exercises to increase strength and balance

Who should attend?

  • Anyone with concerns about falling
  • Those interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
  • Someone who has fallen in the past
  • Anyone who has restricted their activities because of falling concerns

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Volunteer Lay Leader Model ©2006: This program is based on Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance.
Copyright ©1995 Trustees of Boston University. All rights reserved. Used and adapted by permission of Boston University.
A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model: Recognized for Innovation and Quality in Healthcare and Aging, 2006, American Society on Aging. A Matter of Balance
Lay Leader Model was developed by a grant from the Administration on Aging (#90AM2780).
Program provided through funded provided by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration through the Older Americans Act. REAL Services, Inc., believing in the
dignity of all people, provides services without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation or belief, familial status or status as a veteran.

September 16 - October 28, 2024
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Centre Branch Library
1150 Kern Rd.
South Bend, IN 46614

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Wellness Initiative for Senior Education 

WISE offers activities and discussion to better understand the aging process and how lifestyle choices and behaviors impact health, among other topics. This program has six sessions that range from one and a half to two hours in length.

This program has six sessions, each two hours in length. 

Join us for our next WISE event!

August 28 - October 2, 2024
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Roger B. Francis Branch Library
52655 N. Ironwood Rd. 
South Bend, IN 46635

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More information:
Phone: 574-284-7132
Toll-free: 800-552-2916

Positive Action Towards Health for Seniors (PATHS)

For individuals age 60 and older with one or more chronic conditions. Participants are guided to tailor the workshop content to their own needs. Increase confidence in your ability to manage your health & maintain an active, fulfilling life!

In an environment of mutual support and success building, learn techniques to deal with symptoms of chronic conditions such as: 




Shortness of breath


Difficult emotions such as anger, fear, depression and frustration. 


Tuesdays, October 15 - November 19

St. Joseph County Main Library Branch 
Community Learning Center - Room B
305 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46601

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More information:
Phone: 574-284-7132
Toll-free: 800-552-2916


Bingocize® strategically combines the game of bingo, exercise, and/or health education. This 10-week workshop meets once per week, with each 45-60 minute session consisting of exercises (range of motion, balance, muscle strengthening, and endurance exercises) and/or health education questions. 


Stay Active & Independent for Life 

This evidence-based program focuses on exercise and fall prevention to increase your strength, balance, and fitness. This program meets twice a week for one hour. Exercise can be done seated or standing.

More information:
Phone: 574-284-7132
Toll-free: 800-552-2916