According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is for you. Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. UVa Health System and the Senior Center are offering this 8-session workshop each Monday and Wednesday, July 9 - August 1 from 10 am - 12 noon (July 18 session will meet from 1-3 pm) . The total cost is $20 and participants should attend at least 5 of the sessions. A workbook is provided and refreshments will be served. Space is limited!