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A Matter of Balance Master Trainer

What is A Matter of Balance? 

A Matter of Balance is specifically designed to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve activity levels among community-dwelling older adults. 

The program includes eight two-hour classes presented by trained coaches using an extensively detailed training manual and two instructional videos. 

A Matter of Balance uses practical coping strategies to reduce fear of falling and to diminish the risk of falling, including group discussions, mutual problem solving, exercises to improve strength, coordination and balance, and home safety evaluation. This structured group intervention works best with 10-12 participants. 

Master Of Balance

MOB is designed to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults who manifest this concern. The program was developed and formally evaluated by the Roybal Center of Enhancement of Late-Life Function at Boston University with a grant from the National Institute on Aging. MOB received the Archstone Foundaton Award for Excellence in Program Innovation in 2006. Community Fitness was chosen to be the Master Trainer Site for Piscataquis County and awarded a start up grant from Healthy Maine Partnerships to provide materials and promotion for Coach Training throughout the County.