Falls Prevention

A Matter of Balance – Join our Team!

Chances are you know somebody who has fallen or who is afraid of falling. A Matter of Balance is a program intended to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. We are looking for volunteers to assist in leading this program.

“A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” is conducted in 8 two-hour sessions and uses group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise. Older adults learn positive coping methods to reduce fear of falling and remain active and independent.

This FREE program relies on two types of volunteers — coaches and guest health care professionals.


A Matter of Balance coaches need 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 low- to moderate-level exercise. Pairs of trained coaches with the support of a master trainer lead A Matter of Balance classes.

Coach Job Description


Guest Health Care Professionals

Guest health care professionals present a scripted demonstration and Q&A session that lasts about an hour within an A Matter of Balance class.

Guest Healthcare Professional Job Description


How to Volunteer

To learn more about volunteering to help empower older adults to avoid falls and their consequences, please call 509-458-2509 and ask for the A Matter of Balance staff.