Does a fear of falling prevent you from doing the activities that you love? If so, you are not alone. This eight-week, evidence-based program utilizes lively group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos, and 25 minutes per session (in classes #3 through 8) of very gentle, seated physical activity education to help you manage concerns about falls, change your environment to reduce risk of falls, and increase your activity, all with the support of your peers. Please note, this is an interactive, discussion-focused class. Limited enrollment.0

This workshop is offered at no cost with support from a Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico.

Ilene Dunn is passionate about falls prevention. Both are Master Trainers in Matter of Balance and are members of the New Mexico Adult Falls Prevention Coalition. Ilene Dunn is a certified personal trainer, specializing in senior fitness and the maintenance of strength, balance, and an active lifestyle. She is a Senior Trainer with the Tai Chi for Health Institute and a Matter of Balance master trainer. She loves to exercise and is also trained in, or certified to teach, Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance, Silver Sneakers programs, and EnhanceFitness.

Cindy Russell followed her love of physical activity to become a personal trainer after many years in business and finance. As a senior fitness and fall prevention specialist, she has followed her passion: working with older adults and assisting them towards their desires to live healthy lives. She has a BA in human and community services and is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, an ACE Certified Group Instructor, a health coach, and a senior fitness specialist. She is a master trainer in Matter of Balance and is also a trained instructor in Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance.