New Mexico Public Health Association
Dates of Free A Matter of Balance Coaches Training:
Location: Erna Ferguson Library at 3700 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
What is A Matter of Balance?
A Matter of Balance is a class specifically designed to reduce the fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve activity levels among older adults. The program includes eight two-hour classes presented by trained coaches using an extensively detailed training manual and two instructional videos. A Matter of Balance uses practical coping strategies to reduce fear of falling and to diminish the risk of falling by learning about fall prevention strategies. The sessions include group discussions, mutual problem solving, and exercises to improve strength, coordination and balance. I have attached a flyer and you may read more about the program at:https://mainehealth.org/healthy-communities/healthy-aging/matter-of-balance
97% of older adults taking A Matter of Balance are more comfortable talking about fear of falling and increasing their activity. Research outcomes include improved falls management and exercise level up to twelve months after taking the class.
The National Council on Aging recommends this Evidence Based Program: https://www.ncoa.org/resources/program-summary-a-matter-of-balance/
UNMH Trauma Support Program
Helen Sisneros, BS, SCPST
ThinkFirst NM Chapter Director
2211 Lomas Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Wk Cell 505.249.7302