Coaches needed for balance program
Spectrum Generations is looking for volunteers to train to become coaches for its A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls program. The free coach training will be held at Spectrum Generations Knox Community Center located at 61 Park Street in Rockland on October 21 & 22 from 11:30am – 3:30pm.
A Matter of Balance is a proven program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. The program uses group discussion, problem–solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise. Older adults learn positive coping methods to reduce fear of falling and remain active and independent.
Coaches are trained to help participants become more confident about managing falls by believing that they can increase their strength, find ways to reduce falls, and protect themselves if they do fall. Participants from past programs have reported that they have increased the amount they exercise on a regular basis.
For more information about the program or to register for training, contact Tina DeRaps at 620-1657 or by e-mail at email@example.com