Date(s) - 29 Apr, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Christus St Vincent
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At the In-Patient Rehab Center at Christus St. Vincent’s Hospital, 455 St. Michael’s Drive.
Registration link: https://www.villagesofsantafe.org/matter-of-balance
Chances are you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling. A Matter of Balance is a proven program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. Villages of Santa Fe is looking for volunteers to help provide this program.
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is conducted in 8 two-hour sessions and 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.
A Matter of Balance coaches need good communication and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, dependability and a willingness to lead small groups of older adults. Coaches also need to be able to lead low to moderate level exercise.
There will be an information session to learn more about becoming A Matter of Balance coach on Tuesday, March 31st at noon in the In-Patient Rehab Center at Christus St. Vincent’s Hospital at 455 St. Michael’s Drive.
If you would like to attend or want more information, please contact A Matter of Balance Master Trainers,
Ann Church, 505.501.8187. Or Sharon Tolleson 505 469 1950
Video link: https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-programs-for-older-adults-2/