Are you a senior who is concerned about falling? Statistics show that falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal, trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Don’t become a statistic – learn how to prevent and manage falls.   The Valley Area Agency on Aging (VAAA) presents A Matter of Balance, an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This eight-week program will help you to improve balance, strength, and flexibility, thus reducing your risk of falls. Maintain your independence and improve your health with this life-changing program! Upcoming MOB locations:   When: Fridays, March 9 – May 4, 2018; 1:30pm – 3:30pm Where: Slidell Senior Residence Apartments 2201 W Carpenter Rd Flint, MI 48505 Register: Please call Slidell Senior Residence Apartments at (810) 789-2400   When: Thursdays, April 26 – June 14, 2018; 1:30pm – 3:30pm Where: American House North 3375  N Linden Rd Flint, MI 48504 Register: Please call American House North at (810) 733-8900   Kathy Boles President/CEO of Valley Area Agency on Aging says, “Falls can have a devastating effect on seniors, both long-term, and short-term.  Matter of Balance is an excellent course as it gives instruction on how to prevent falls within the home while walking with assistive devices, exercises that strengthen and much, much more.”