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Help Older Adults Prevent Falls....Become a Fall Prevention Coach

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Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area

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The Falls Prevention Program is designed to help older adults 60 years of age and older reduce their fear of falling through group discussion, problem-solving strategies and increasing the physical activity levels of those who have concerns about falls. The class consists of eight two-hour sessions.

Would you like to learn how to coach A Matter of Balance falls prevention class within your community? No teaching experience necessary. We provide free 8-hour coach training and materials - You provide the time and desire to work with our seniors in preventing falls. For a complete job description,

http://www.capcog.org/divisions/area-agency-on-aging/falls-prevention

A Matter of Balance falls prevention class consists of eight, 2-hour sessions taught twice a week for four weeks, or once a week for eight weeks. If this sounds like something you would like to do, please Register Here. Caution! Coaching A Matter of Balance classes is fun and rewarding! For more information please contact Area Agency on Aging, Health & Wellness Program at 512-916-6180.

We hope to hear from you!

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About Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area

Location:

6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165, Austin, TX 78744, US

Mission Statement

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area provides quality services to support and advocate for the health, safety, and well-being of the older individual in the Capital Region. Serving Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson Counties.

Description

Services:

Information & Referral Assistance: Unbiased information about regionwide resources; assistance in determining next steps in finding help.

Benefits Counseling: Information and counseling about the many government benefits programs; assistance to understand and navigate benefits eligibility. Available to an individual of any age who is Medicare eligible.

Ombudsman Program: Specially trained and certified, the Ombudsman staff develops positive relationships with residents and facility staff to ensure that issues are addressed, and that residents' rights are preserved.

Care Coordination: Assessment of needs and resources by a Care Coordinator to link clients over sixty to in-home resources who have recently been hospitalized or suffered a health care crisis, have a mild to moderate impairment, or a temporarty severe impairment.

Caregiver Support: Support for family members who are caring for older individuals: Assistance in making a long-range caregiving plan; Education; Kinship Care- Grandparents or other non-parent relatives age 55+ with formal or informal custody of a relative child age 18 years or younger.

Health & Wellness Promotion: Promotes and assists in healthy aging, such as physical activity and fall prevention, with the goal of supporting the independence of older individuals.

All services are short-tem and are provided at no cost.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

10 county region, including Travis and WilliamsonAustin, TX 78744

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Coaches Training: 8 hours
  • Participant Classes: 16 hours (must teach at least one class per year)

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