Fall Prevention Volunteers

african american exercise coach helping an elderly lady in a class with other seniors

Are you looking for a fulfilling volunteer opportunity? Meals on Wheels Diablo Region needs volunteer coaches for A Matter of Balance classes!

A Matter of Balance is a proven program designed to help older adults manage concerns about falls and promotes increased physical activity. 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.

MOW Diablo Region offers free training to volunteers interested in becoming a Certified Coach and provides all the tools needed to lead a class.

  • In-person classes are held twice a week for 4 weeks for 2 hours each, or once a week for 8 weeks for 2 hours each.

What do you need to become a Coach?

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm, dependability, and a willingness to lead small groups of older adults
  • Ability to lead low-to-moderate level exercises
  • Complete a 12.5-hour Coach training certification program.

For more information about Coach training, contact Michele Alba, Fall Prevention Program Manager at malba@mowdr.org.