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A Matter of Balance Coaches Training

  • Friday, July 12, 2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • 2:30 PM
  • Erna Ferguson Library at 3700 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Registration Form

  • Dates of Free A Matter of Balance Coaches Training:

  • Friday, July 12  from 1:00-5:00 pm and
  • Saturday July, 13 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 pm. 
  • Lunch will be on your own snacks will be provided.
  • Coaches must attend 8 hours of training to receive Coach Certification.


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/



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