A Matter of Balance – Coaching Training

Age Well is excited to offer, at no charge to you, the coach’s training for volunteers interested in becoming a Matter of Balance volunteer coach. 

All coaches teach in teams of two, and you will be certified as an in-person and a virtual coach by completing all 12 hours of training. 

All we ask in return for the training is that you hold two 6-week sessions for individuals 60 years and older in the year following your certification, collect necessary forms and data and submit them back to Age Well. 

What is a Matter of Balance Coach?

A Coach co-leads the Matter of Balance class sessions with another Coach. Two Coaches are required to teach the class to participants.

What qualities and experience are necessary to become a Coach?

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with virtual training platforms such as Zoom
  • Enthusiasm
  • Dependability
  • Willingness to lead a small group
  • Interest in working with older adults
  • Life experiences are valued, with education or healthcare experience a plus
  • Ability to perform a range of motion and low-level endurance exercises
  • Ability to carry up to 20 pounds (for in-person classes only)

How do you become a Coach? 

  • Attend twelve hours of virtual Coach training taught by the Master Trainer(s) and earn A Matter of Balance Coach Certification (for both in-person and virtual teaching)
  • Attend 2.5 hours of Coach training updates annually
  • Agree to coach two Matter of Balance classes within one year of certification

Dates & Times for all of the Trainings:

  • April 6th, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • April 8th 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • April 13th 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

If you are interested in signing up for the Session, which begins April 6th. Please send me an email at [email protected], and she will add you to the list and forward you the materials needed for the class.