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Matter of Balance Leader Training

Dates: August 13th & 14th

9:30 am to 3:30 pm each day

Crow Wing County Land Services Building

Lunch will be provided both days. Please email Paula Woischke, Healthy Aging Coordinator with any questions prior to the training at paula.woischke@cmcoa.org.

Cost of Workshop: Free to organizations that will be leading under the CMCOA license. If outside of the CMCOA area, a fee of $65 to cover the costs of materials, meals, etc.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT https://form.jotform.com/pwoischke/2019MOBLeader

  • Matter of Balance is an award winning evidence-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls. Through classes participants learn to:

    • View falls and fear of falling as controllable
    • Set Realistic goals for increasing activity
    • Change their environment to reduce fall risk factors
    • Engage in exercise to increase strength and balance

    Matter of Balance Curriculum is delivered by TWO trained leaders in eight 2-hour sessions. Therefore, it is highly recommended that each agency/site register at least two people. In order to be certified, leaders must successfully complete both days of training.

    Coach Leader Requirements:

    • Agree to coach TWO Matter of Balance Workshops within one year of certification.
    • Attend coach training taught by the Master Trainer and earn a Matter of Balance Coach Certification