A Matter of Balance

Modified: January 8, 2020 1:54pm

More From Our Department

  • RSVP Volunteer Breakfast

    Join us on March 27th from 9:30am -11:30am for a free RSVP Volunteer Breakfast at the Amherst Senior Center! Anyone 55+ are welcome!

    370 John James Audubon Parkway
    Amherst, NY 14228

    Enjoy breakfast while learning all about our volunteer program!

    Register by Friday, March 20th - Call 858-8081 or email RSVP@erie.gov

    February 13, 2020 9:27am
  • Classes for People Helping Older Relatives or Friends 

    A six-week educational program designed to provide caregivers the tools needed for taking care of themselves is now being offered. Through six 2 1/2 hour sessions held on a weekly basis caregivers learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, and locate helpful resources. Attendees also learn how to increase their ability to make tough decisions and balance their lives.  


    February 7, 2020 12:13pm
  • Review detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in Erie County, including the overall rating based on health inspection, staffing, and quality measure ratings, on our Safer Senior Homes website.

    January 8, 2020 3:08pm

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Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities.  A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

Upcoming classes - TO BE ANNOUNCED 

YOU WILL LEARN TO:                                                               

There is NO CHARGE for this course, but you MUST REGISTER at: NY Connects (716)858-8526 or nyconnects@erie.gov

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


  • anyone concerned about falls
  • anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
  • anyone who has fallen in the past
  • anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns
  COACH TRAINING: 1/28/20 and 1/30/20 from 9am-1pm at Schiller Park Senior Center, 2057 Genesee St. Buffalo 14211
  Call Julie at 858-6403 to register! Check out the flyer here.

Brought to you by Erie County Department of Senior Services / NY Connects.

A Matter of Balance:  Managing Concerns About Falls Volunteer Lay Leader Model 2006

This program is based on Fear of Falling:  A Matter of Balance.  Copyright 1995 Trustees of Boston University.
All rights reserved.  Used and adapted by permission of Boston University.
Recognized for Innovation and Quality in Healthcare and Aging, 2006.  American Society on Aging.






Phone: (716) 858-8526

Erie County Department of Senior Services
95 Franklin Street, 13th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Phone Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm