Tampa Bay/Hudson, FL - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is collaborating with CARES (Community Aging and Retirement Services, Inc.) to present a Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls. The class will be held for four weeks, every Wednesday and Friday from 2 pm - 4 pm at Rao Musunuru M.D. Conference Center 14100 Yosemite Drive, Hudson, Florida 34667. (Separate building on back campus of hospital).The next class will begin on August 22 and will run through September 14, 2018.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is conducted in eight two-hour sessions and uses group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise. Older adults learn positive coping methods to reduce fear of falling and remain active and independent.

A Matter of Balance helps participants become more confident about managing falls by believing that they can increase their strength, find ways to reduce falls, and protect themselves if they do fall. In addition, participants report that they have increased the amount they exercise on a regular basis.

Class size is limited and reservations are required. For more information and to register, call (727) 869-5498 or toll free (888) 741-5119.