Master Trainer Session
Portland, ME | May 9-10, 2017
**Space is limited. Register early!**

This two-day training session will provide you with information and materials to coach A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls in your community. As a result of the training, you will become a Master Trainer prepared to: 

                  -  Recruit and train volunteers to lead A Matter of Balance classes
                  -  Coordinate the program in your community
                  -  Market the program to older adults
                  -  Evaluate outcomes

 
Click here to download and review the License Agreement, required for registration. 
 
What is A Matter of Balance?
A Matter of Balance 
is a community class specifically designed to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve activity levels among community-dwelling 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 including group discussions, mutual problem solving, exercises to improve strength, coordination and balance, and home safety evaluation. this structured group intervention works best with 10-12 participants. 
 
Outcomes
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. 

 
There are 500 Master Trainer Sites located in 40 states and the District of Columbia.
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