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Human Services Department

Adult and Aging Division

Fall Prevention & Safe Mobility

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Remaining Active as You Age is the Best Way to Prevent Falls

Falls are the #1 reason older adults end up in the emergency room. Most falls are from the ground level (like slipping on a rug) and often cause a rapid decline in health. 

Take Charge of Your Health Today!

  • Falls are largely preventable
  • Staying active is key to preventing a first or repeat fall
  • If you (or someone you know) has experienced a fall, check out our programs!
  • You will learn to maintain or improve your strength, flexibility, balance and coordination

AAA Safe Mobility/Fall Prevention Programs

Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) currently offers two free programs:

  1. A Matter of Balance – A series of 8 two-hour group classes led by trained coaches at different locations throughout Sonoma County.
  2. Fall Prevention & Better Balance – A series of 5 one-hour classes led by trained coaches and offered online for participation from your own home.

In both classes, the coaches will help you:

  • Take steps to manage your fear-of-falling
  • Set your own goals to increase activity
  • Learn and practice simple exercises
  • Identify and fix fall hazards in your home

Register for Classes

  • For more information about and to register for A Matter of Balance or Fall Prevention & Better Balance, contact: 707-565-5936 or email:
  • For more information about other Safe Mobility / Fall Prevention programs and services, contact: ADRH

Become a Certified Coach

We rely on volunteers to help us grow our programs and make them available to older adults. Please join us if you*:

  • Are enthusiastic about helping people stay active
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Can facilitate small group discussions
  • Are able to perform low-intensity exercise while instructing others

*We offer stipends to certified coaches to deliver these classes.

For More Information, Contact: 707-565-5936 or email:

Host a Course

We rely on community partners to help us reach older adults where they live. If you have

 to older adults. Please join us if your organization has*:

  • An accessible location for conducting the class
  • Quiet space that accommodates between 12-20 people to comfortably perform chair-exercises & participate in discussion
  • Audiovisual equipment for viewing videos
  • The ability to participate in program promotion (fliers provided)
  • Capacity to serve as Zoom host (Fall Prevention & Better Balance only)

To Learn More, Contact: 707-565-5936 or email:


These courses are funded through the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This institution is an equal opportunity provider and prohibited from discriminating. For program inquiries or to file a complaint, please call 707-565-5930. Apply for CalFresh benefits through the County’s Economic Assistance Division by calling 877-699-6868.