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Spectrum Generations is offering a free training opportunity for those who are interested in becoming a coach for A Matter of Balance. The training will be held June 1-2, from
1:00—5:00 p.m. at People Plus, 35 Union Street, Brunswick.
A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to encourage physical activity and reduce the fear of falling. Workshops are typically conducted in eight sessions over for weeks, meeting twice a week for two hours each, and led by experienced volunteer coaches, who can now be trained for free by Spectrum Generations.
A Matter of Balance coaches have 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 the low to moderate level exercises, facilitate group discussions and engage in problem-solving strategy sessions.
The eight-hour training for coaches is free and materials are provided. For more information or to register for the training, contact Lyn Neiz at 930-8082 or [email protected]