NC Area Agency on Aging Offers Balance Workshops

A Matter of Balance workshop. Source: Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging, Region L, North Carolina.
A Matter of Balance workshop. Source: Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging, Region L, North Carolina.

**UPDATE Oct. 13, 2016 WORKSHOP POSTPONED: The “A Matter of Balance” workshop described below has been postponed due to effects from Hurricane Matthew. Contact the Area Agency on Aging for future dates.**


Many older adults restrict their activities due to a fear of falling. The Upper Coastal Plain’s Area Agency on Aging is holding a workshop to teach fall-management.

“A Matter of Balance” is an award-winning, evidenced-based program designed to help seniors manage falls and increase their activity levels. During the workshop, attendees learn practical strategies to manage falls, including:

  • setting goals for increasing activity
  • making changes to reduce fall risks at home and viewing falls as controllable
  • exercising to increase strength and balance

Anyone who is interested in learning how to reduce their chances of falling is welcome to attend. The workshop location is the MJ Allen Adult Care Center, 305 Saint David Street, Tarboro NC.

The workshop is 1-3pm, Tuesdays and Fridays, with one Monday exception. The workshop dates are:

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016
  • Friday, October 14, 2016
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • Monday, October 24, 2016
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • Friday, October 28, 2016
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016
  • Friday, November 4, 2016

To Register, contact Phyllis Johnson at 252.824.0089 or Kendra Dixon at 252.234.5959 or by email.

Mail and make checks payable to:

Upper Coastal Plain: Area Agency on Aging
ATTN: Kendra Dixon
121 W Nash Street
PO Box 9
Wilson NC 27893

The workshop is free to those over 60 years of age. For those under 60 who wish to attend, there is a $10 fee.

The Healthy Aging NC website includes workshops like this and more, geared toward senior adults. Visit the Healthy Aging NC website at to register for workshops and training.

The Upper Coastal Plain: Area Agency on Aging provides resources like this to seniors living in NC Region L. Their work:

Empowers senior adults, family caregivers and individuals with disabilities residing in Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton and Wilson counties to live independent, meaningful, healthy and dignified lives through a comprehensive plan of services and linkages with community-based programs.

For more information, visit

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