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Fall Prevention Volunteer Coach Needed

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Jun 21, 2017
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9 am - 2 pm

Description

Become a matter of balance certified coach 

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. 

Sign-up for the Coach training, presented by Federal Hill House and Capital Region RSVP and become a certified Matter of Balance Coach

This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.

As a COACH you will assist those with a fear of falling:

  • view falls as controllable

  • set goals for increasing activity

  • make changes to reduce fall risks at home

  • exercise to increase strength and balance

Who should become a coach?

  • anyone who wants to help others combat their fear of falling

  • anyone who enjoys helping others live more independently

  • anyone concerned about falls

  • anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength

Location: 35 Swiss Street

               Providence, RI 02909

Date:        June 21st & 22nd

Time:        10-2 pm

The Coach training is 8 hours total, provided in two, four hour sessions

For more information please call

Allison Mahoney at

(401) 421-1095 ext. 10

 

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

This program is based on Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance. Copyright ©1995 Trustees of Boston University. All rights reserved. Used and adapted by permission of Boston University.

A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model

Recognized for Innovation and Quality in Healthcare and Aging, 2006, American Society on Aging.

A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model was developed by a grant from the Administration on Aging (#90AM2780).

 

Details

Get Connected Icon >55 Years Old
Get Connected Icon Register by Jun 18, 2017
Get Connected Icon Is Not Outdoors
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