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Thu, Feb 20


Government Center Complex, Conf room 7


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Time & Location

Feb 20, 2020, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Government Center Complex, Conf room 7, 12011 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035, USA

About The Event

 The 8 hour A Matter of Balance coach training opportunity is for individuals who are interested in leading AMOB workshops in their community. As the training is supported by grant funding from the Administration for Community Living, participants will be asked to lead at least 2 A Matter of Balance programs within one year of certification in Northern Virginia, and assist with data collection efforts by Marymount University to fulfill grant reporting requirements. A Matter of Balance coach should have:

  • A desire to work with older adults and improve their lives through reducing falls risk
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform range of motion and low-level strengthening exercises
  • Ability and commitment to maintain program fidelity.

Overview of A Matter of Balance Class SessionsSession 1: Introduction to the ProgramSession 2: Exploring Thoughts and Concerns about FallingSession 3: Exercise and Fall PreventionSession 4: Assertiveness and Fall PreventionSession 5: Managing Concerns about FallingSession 6: Recognizing Fall-ty BehaviorSession 7: Recognizing Fall Hazards in the Home and CommunitySession 8: Practicing No Fall-ty Habits and Falls Prevention: Putting it All Together Core Elements to Maintaining Fidelity to the A Matter of Balance Program

  • Coaches attend an 8-hour training and earns a certificate of completion
  • Two coaches lead the program, and follow the curriculum and exercises as outlined in the A Matter of Balance course materialsCoaches set up a Guest Healthcare Professional Visit as outlined in the A Matter of Balance course materialsMaster Trainers observe new coaches once during their first A Matter of Balance class
  • Coaches attend a 2 hour leader update annually
  • Coaches participate in collection of forms as outlined in A Matter of Balance coach training session
  • Class size is 8-12 participants
  • Class completion is 5 or more sessions

Event InformationDate:  Thursday, Feb. 20th Time:  8:30am – 4:30pmLocation:  Fairfax Government Center, Conference Room 7, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035 Parking:  On-site parking is available on either side of the buildingSign in:  The event will begin promptly at 8:30am. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and get seated. Payment:  Registration fee = $60 Expenses covered at training:

  • A Matter of Balance coach training manual and relevant recruitment and support materials
  • Fidelity review of one of your A Matter of Balance classes, conducted by a Master Trainer, to answer questions and provide support of new leaders
  • Access to renting the 2 required DVD’s to show your classes

Expenses participants will be responsible for:

  • Registration fee 
  • Transportation
  • Snacks and lunch (cafeteria on-site, restaurants nearby--driving distance)

To proceed to registration please "Checkout" with an event ticket which will act as your record of registration. 


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