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Department of Human Services

Adult and Aging Division

Train Jan. 7: Become a Fall Prevention Coach for Older Adults

Falls are the #1 reason older adults end up in an emergency room

Published: November 21, 2018

Take one-day training to become a certified A Matter of Balance coach! Have fun and help keep older adults safely on their feet!

Next training: 

Monday, January 7, 2019
8:30 AM - 5 PM
Human Services Department Adult and Aging Division
3725 Westwind Boulevard., Santa Rosa.

Sign-up: by email or call (707) 565-5936.

Coaches lead at least two class series within a year after certification. Each series is eight, two-hour classes. Classes are held throughout Sonoma County.  

Coaches are trained to teach practical coping strategies to both reduce fear of falling and to diminish the risk of falling. They use group discussion, mutual problem solving and lifestyle strategies to teach safety, exercises to improve strength, coordination and balance, and how to evaluate home safety. 

For details, visit the A Matter of Balance website.