Master Trainer Session Information

Master Trainer sessions are offered by MaineHealth's Partnership for Healthy Aging. The Master Trainer session will provide you with information and materials to implement A Matter of Balance in your community. As a result of the training, you will become a Master Trainer prepared to:

  • Recruit and train volunteers to lead A Matter of Balance classes
  • Coordinate the program in your community
  • Market the program to older adults
  • Evaluate outcomes

What is the cost for a Master Trainer session?

The fee for a Master Trainer session is $1,550.00 per person. This includes:

  • Two-day training
  • License to train lay leaders
  • Comprehensive curriculum materials
  • Master Trainer Manual (view Table of Contents)
  • Master Trainer CD-ROM (contains contents of manual)
  • Two DVDs: Fear of Falling and Exercise: It's Never Too Late

Group training by request

Partnership for Healthy Aging can also send a team of two Lead Trainers to your site to train a group of 11-20 people to become Master Trainers. The fees are based upon the size of the group as follows:

11-15 participants: $16,000* plus $220 per person for materials
16-20 participants: $18,500* plus $220 per person for materials

* Travel, meals and lodging for the two Lead Trainers will be charged at cost.

If you are interested in attending a Master Trainer session or hosting a group on site, please call Partnership for Healthy Aging at 207-661-7120 or send an email.

What qualities and experience do you need to become a Master Trainer?

  • Experience and interest in working with older adults
  • Knowledge about the special needs of older adults
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with group process and facilitation
  • Comfort with teaching, leading group discussion and role play
  • Willingness to learn about and support the principles and protocols of evidence-based programs
  • Enthusiasm about being a member of a team
  • Dependability
  • Ability to use audiovisual equipment (TV/DVD, overhead projector)
  • Ability to perform range-of-motion and low-level endurance exercises and to demonstrate A Matter of Balance exercises
  • Ability to carry up to 20 pounds
  • Life experience valued with an education or healthcare background a plus
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