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A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls.


About the Program:

Our current classes have been pushed to both in-person and virtual settings due to Covid-19. Please fill out the Inquiry Form below and we’ll be sure to contact you when new programs are scheduled. The Area Agencies on Aging have scheduled A Matter of Balance workshops statewide.  Please contact your local AAA at mi-seniors.net or LaShawn Griffin at 800-482-1455 or by email mobprogram@nkfm.org for more information on workshops.

Upcoming Workshops

Workshop #1:

  • Where: Center for Active Adults
    1000 N. Lafayette St., South Lyon, MI 48178
  • When: Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Sessions 1-8: March 20,(skip 27),
    April 3, 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15

Workshop #2:

  • Where: Trenton Veterans Memorial Library
    2790 Westfield Road, Trenton, MI 48183
  • When: Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Sessions 1-8: April 6, 13, 20, 27
    May 4, 11, 18, 25

Workshop #3:

  • Where: Zoom Video Class (Requires a computer or device with internet access. A meeting link will be sent to registered participants).
  • When: Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Info Session: May 3, 10:00am-11:00am
  • Sessions 1-8: May 10, 17, 24, 31
    June 7, 14, 21, 28

To register, contact LaShawn Griffin: (800) 482-1455 | mobprogram@nkfm.org

Meet Mike Deradourian

Taylor resident Mike Deradourian was looking to reclaim the balance he once had while teaching ballroom dancing. He wanted to start some type of “gym” program and started with the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s “A Matter of Balance” (MOB) in-person class at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Taylor. Preferring the in-person to the virtual class since he is not fond of computers, Mike says he learned a lot and is ready to go again.

A Matter of Balance Inquiry Form

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What are participants saying?

“The Matter of Balance class has two meanings: the matter of the balance between safety and regaining confidence in physical activities of daily life & our mindset towards these two issues. It was comprehensive and interactive. It’s a great public service and an extremely helpful class. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to age safely and “Keep Vertical” as my orthopedist advised me.”

“It boosted my energy. I’m more coordinated and my balance is better. I was able to stay mobile and get my strength back. I like to be independent and I want to stay independent. You’re never too old to get engaged with a group like MOB to stay healthy.”