Matter of Balance (MOB): Seeking to Train Volunteer Coaches!

Program: A Matter of Balance – Coach Training

Location: Training will be via Zoom

Schedule: The training is completed in two 4-hour sessions (over 2 days)

Duration: A total of 8 hours for the training (workshop is led with 2 trained coaches over 8 weeks)

Group or Individual: Training can be done in a group or with an individual (a workshop is a group of 8-12 participants)

Kid Friendly: No

Contact: Deidre Daymon, A Matter of Balance – Master Trainer at or 253-670-0073

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.

 For more information on becoming A Matter of Balance coach, please contact Deidre Daymon at or 253.670.0073

Two New Workshops: Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Leader Workshops

Sound Generations is proud to announce that it will be hosting two Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Leader trainings in 2019! The Powerful Tools for Caregivers program provides caregivers with tools and strategies to better handle the unique challenges that they face. As a Class Leader, you will be a part of a national program and have the ability to offer and lead the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program in your own community. Please feel free to share with your networks.

Here are the training details:

WHEN: February 4-5, 2019 and March 4-5, 2019 (please specify your preference in your response)
WHERE: Sound Generations – 2208 2nd Avenue, Seattle, 98121
WHO: Professionals or volunteers from healthcare, social services, community based organizations, etc. Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes must be conducted by 2 leaders – please ensure that you have a partner before applying.
COST: $100 (includes certification, workbook, and DVDs) – to be invoiced prior to training

REGISTER: Please complete the Class Leader Application and send to: Once we receive your completed Class Leader Application, additional details and materials for the training will be sent to you via email. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon! 

If you would like more information on the program, please see the description or go to

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact