Fall Prevention


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 utilizes 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
  • Promote exercise to increase strength and balance
A Fall Risk Reduction Program

Healthy Steps for Older Adults

Healthy Steps for Older Adults is an evidence-based program that reduces fall risks amongst older adults. This program is a two day program, held for two hours each day. The program is designed to be fun, social and validating. It raises awareness about the causes of falls and how to prevent them. Participants will learn how to exercise safely at home and be offered information on ways to improve their health and well-being. Home and medication safety as well as appropriate foot care/foot wear will be discussed. A unique part of this program is the involvement of participants in physical skill screenings to determine an individual’s fall risk. Participants will also be referred to appropriate healthcare professionals and community resources as deemed appropriate to meet one’s needs when it comes to preventing falls.


Upcoming Classes

Pre-registration is required for all classes. See specific class details for contact information.

A MATTER OF BALANCE is conducted in 8 - 2 hour sessions. The class size is small, with a limit of 12 participants. This offering is a free community service. For more information on this program or to register for classes, find contact information on the Events Calendar below

All upcoming classes, dates, times, and locations can be viewed on our upcoming events calendar.

Events Calendar

Want to Become a Coach?

Become a Coach through York City Bureau of Health, York County Area Agency On Aging or WellSpan.

Steps to become a coach:

  • Register to become a volunteer (required)
  • Review the Job Description to see if you're a match
  • Download the form to register for coaching

To become a Coach through WellSpan Health, contact the A Matter of Balance Hotline, 717-851-3082.

To become a Coach through York County Area Agency On Aging or the York City Bureau of Health, see the volunteer applications and job descriptions below.

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WellSpan Health

Contact Information:

Matter of Balance Hotline: 717-851-3082


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York City Health Bureau

Contact Information:

Nicole Smith, York City Bureau of Health,

101 South George St., PO Box 509

York, PA 17405



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