Introduction: Correct balance is necessary ability to proper performance of activities of daily living. Age-related weakening of the sensory and motor reactions, can cause postural instability and increase risk of falls. Aim of this study is to determine the differences in the values of the parameters describing the postural stability of women over 60 years of age. Material and methods: 180 women participated in the study: 98 women between the age of 60 and 92 (x=71 years old) and 82 women between the age of 21 and 26 (x=21 years old). Standing balance was assessed in the trial with eyes open and closed, by using stabilometric platform. Six different motion parameters of center of pressure (COP) were evaluated. Results: Statistical analysis showed significant differences in most parameters of the balance of women over 60 years of age and women in the control group. Conclusions: 1) With age, there are significant changes in the in the balancing process, causing growing deficit of postural stability. 2) Women over age 60 have a worse postural stability than younger women within each analyzed parameter with the exception of swings in the frontal plane.