Program Description: “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 the fear of falling and remain active and independent.
A Matter of Balance coaches helps participants become more confident about managing falls by believing that they can increase their strength, find ways to reduce falls, and protect themselves if they do fall. In addition, participants report that they have increased the amount they exercise on a regular basis.
A Matter of Balance coach needs 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.
These donors allow our organization to ensure older adults have access to essential basic services so that they can lead their best lives. They say it takes a village and we are deeply honored to those who were motivated to GiveBIG.
Aging gracefully is something that we all want to achieve.
We all deserve a just society where aging adults and those who care about them can lead their best lives. Now is YOUR CHANCE to give back to someone who has given so much to their community, and ensure that they have the same experience you would hope for yourself.
How You Can Help
Check out givebig2019.org/soundgen and help us spread the word via social media, email, and word of mouth! Click on the “Fundraise button, create a profile, and set up a fundraising campaign for Sound Generations. Challenge your family and friends to support King County’s seniors!
EARLY GIVING 4/23 – 5/7.
Remove the pressure of remembering to make a gift on our official GiveBIG 2019 day, May 8. Mark your calendars! Starting April 23rd until May 7th, you can help us kick off a fantastic start by scheduling your gift to be applied on May 8.
Sound Generations is looking for volunteers to help provide this program.
Volunteer coaches help participants become more confident about managing falls, help to identify ways to reduce falls, and lead exercises to help increase strength and balance. As a coach, you will be part of a national program and have the ability to offer and facilitate a Matter of Balance workshop in your own community.
This training is 8 hours in total (4 hours a day) and covers all basic information and material that new coaches need to begin facilitating a workshop. Completion of this training is required to earn A Matter of Balance certificate.
DATE: Thursday & Friday, March 28 – March 29, 2019 COST: $40 per person which covers the cost of the Coach Handbook. LOCATION: Sound Generations, Lillian Rice Building, 2208 2nd Ave Ste 100 Seattle, WA 98121 TRAINER: For more info, contact Deidre Daymon, Master Trainer at 206.727.6250 or email@example.com. Click here to view our flyer. REGISTER: Space is limited! To register, please visit projectenhance.org/registration.aspx
Sign up TODAY and join us at the Lake City Community Center for our free Powerful Tools for Caregiverssix-week class series hosted by Lake City Seniors!
DATES: Mondays, March 4 – April 8, 2019 COST: Free. Class series presented by Sound Generations and graciously hosted by Lake City Seniors. REGISTER: Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please contact Bill Bengtson at 206.727.6260 or firstname.lastname@example.org LOCATION: Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. View the flyer.
We are inclusive and welcoming of the LGBTQ community! If you have questions about feeling safe in this space, please call us.