The resources on this page are for people already trained as Master Trainers for the Matter of Balance program. We have included frequently requested forms that are available on your Master Trainer Toolkit CD, along with materials to help you promote the program.
We strongly encourage Master Trainer sites to register with the Matter of Balance Online Data Entry System to be a part of the national data collection. With support from the U.S. Administration on Aging and the National Council on Aging, Senior Services has developed a web-based system* that will permit all of us to continue to obtain high quality and timely data. Reports generated from this data are valuable for everyone -- participants, community sites, funders and policymakers. These reports are helping the evidence-based movement not only locally in your own communities, but nationally.
We have made the forms available for Master Trainers to download and print for use with the online data entry system. If you are not registered with the system, you may still use the forms to collect your own data.
Forms (Attendance Sheet, First and Last Class Surveys, Class Evaluation)
Prescription Pad Template
Customize a prescription pad for healthcare providers to give to patients when referring them to A Matter of Balance.
Master Trainers share additional tools and strategies to promote falls prevention and A Matter of Balance in their communities:
Falls Prevention Information Card
Marin General Hospital of Greenbrae, CA, created this informational card to place in waiting rooms and distribute at health fairs promoting the fall prevention section of their website, including Matter of Balance classes.
Fall Prevention Interest Card
The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging Fall Prevention Program makes cards available for people to fill out at health fairs and other events. The cards provide a quick, easy way for people to check off the program(s) in which they are interested and provide contact information so that Ventura County AAA staff can follow up with them. Download a template to customize.
Flyer for Emergency Department
Henry Ford Allegiance Health of Michigan sends out a flyer to all patients who have been through the emergency department due to a fall-related injury. The flyer contains information about A Matter of Balance and classes offered through the Region 2 Area Agency on Aging.
Participant Letter to Healthcare Provider WellSpan York Hospital of York, PA, provides a letter to A Matter of Balance participants after they complete the class for them to share with their healthcare providers. Customize a letter for your participants.
Partnership with Fire Department
San Antonio Oasis has partnered with the Leon County Fire Department to offer A Matter of Balance and other fall-prevention classes to the community.