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Matter of Balance Training Program

The Matter of Balance program is an evidence-based program being offered through SVHAP partner 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.

Matter of Balance Training Requirements

  • Attend 8 hours of coach training taught by master trainer(s) to earn a Matter of Balance Coach Certification.

  • Attend 2.5 hours of coach training updates annually.

  • Teach at least 2 Matter of Balance classes within one year of certification.

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 experts work with older adults during the exercise sessions of the course to present stretching and strength building exercises.

Upcoming Matter of Balance New Instructor Trainings


At this time, we do not have any trainings planned for 2021. Please check back in 2022!

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