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!
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 email@example.com 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.