Health Promotion

We provide assistance accessing a wide variety of opportunities including evidence-based chronic disease self-management and falls prevention programs, Senior Center programming, exercise and wellness opportunities, and support groups.

A Matter of Balance

We contract with Chemung Volunteer Action Corps to provide "A Matter of Balance", a program to help you manage concerns about falling. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning research-based program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

The program was developed by the Roybal Center for Enhancement of Late-Life Function at Boston University. Trained Coaches conduct eight two-hour sessions for groups of 10 to 12 participants.


  • Anyone concerned about falls
  • Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength
  • Anyone who has fallen in the past
  • Anyone who has restricted activities due to concerns about falling

Learning Objectives

You may learn the following things:

  • To exercise to increase strength and balance
  • To make changes to reduce fall risks at home
  • To set goals for increasing activity
  • To view falls as controllable

How Can You Join

Contact CVAC at 734-4161 for information and to register for upcoming classes in your area.

Session Location

A Matter of Balance classes are held at various locations in Chemung County.

Program Cost

There is no participation fee.