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AAACAP teaches A Matter of Balance coaches

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Volunteers around the region can change older Americans' lives by becoming A Matter of Balance lay leaders who coach seniors to reduce their risk and fear of falling.

CAPCOG’s Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area regularly welcomes volunteers who want to better senior’s lives by teaching the nationally recognized program — developed by Roybal Center for Enhancement of Late-Life Function at Boston University — in their own community. 

After an eight-hour training course, volunteers can take the eight-session program back to their communities. There they will show seniors to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risk at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

Upcoming courses for prospective lay-leaders will take place in Jarrell on June 19 and at the CAPCOG offices in Austin on June 30. Training and materials are free.

> Interested in volunteering contact Liz Salinas, AAACAP health and wellness coordinator.
> Register for the upcoming courses.
 

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