The Matter of Balance program is an evidence-based program being offered through SVHAP parter organizations in Santa Clara County. SVHAP supports our member agencies to get certified and train coaching staff. Matter of Balance training has the following requirements:
This program uses a volunteer Lay Leader model which utilizes trained volunteers, called coaches, to conduct the class.
The Matter of Balance Volunteer Lay Leader model significantly reduces the cost of the classes. This means that the program can be offered more frequently and in a wider variety of settings. With the increased availability, we are able to reach a significantly higher number of older adults.
Guest physical therapists work with seniors during the exercise sessions of the course to present stretching and strength building exercises.
Matter of Balance training program providers will need to stock a variety of materials related to the program. Reproduction costs for materials are:
For the two hour sessions sponsor organizations should be prepared for the following facilities costs and equipment requirements:
To offer the Matter of Balance program or learn about upcoming trainer opportunities, please contact us or complete a member interest survey.