Bayhealth will host a free program called A Matter of Balance for older adults designed to reduce the risk of falls and increase physical activity.

The program is a series of eight weekly classes offered in Smyrna from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays March 9 through April 27 at Bayhealth Physician Practice Office, 315 N. Carter Road, Smyrna.

A Matter of Balance uses trained volunteer coaches to teach participants how to overcome a fear of falling, how to increase their strength and balance and how to improve their environment.

The class is geared toward anyone who has fallen in the past; anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns; and anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength.

To register, visit or call 744-7135.