Resources for Master Trainers

Matter of Balance and COVID-19: Direction for Program Delivery

National Council on Aging Webinar Recording and Presentation

Master Trainer Conference Call Notes 


Frequently Requested Materials

Master Trainer Toolkit, Handbooks and Workbooks

The materials on this page are for people already trained as Master Trainers for the Matter of Balance program.

Master Trainer Manual Toolkit (rev. 2019)

May take a few minutes to download.

MTM Cover

To view a list of updates to the Master Trainer Manual, click here.

Coach Handbook

Coach Handbook (Spanish)

Participant Workbook

Participant Workbook (Spanish)

Guest Healthcare Professional Handbook

Guest Healthcare Professional Handbook (Spanish)


Master Trainers can purchase materials from the Matter of Balance online ordering website. You will be prompted to set up a user account. Download the Matter of Balance Materials Website User Guide.

If you want to purchase the Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance and Exercise: It's Never Too Late videos, please contact the distributor, Terra Nova Films, Inc. at 800-779-8491. See instructions for ordering videos.

A Matter of Balance Materials Pricing and Ordering Information

 

Translations (includes 6 languages and low vision materials)

A Matter of Balance materials have been translated into 6 different languages. Materials for participants with low vision are also available.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Contents may take several minutes to download.

Albanian Participant Workbook

Chinese MOB Toolkit
Includes Coach Handbook, Participant Workbook, MOB DVD Videos Scripts and Additional Materials for Classes

Korean Participant Workbook

Portuguese MOB Toolkit
Includes Coach Handbook, Participant Workbook, MOB DVD Videos Scripts and Additional Materials for Classes

Russian MOB Toolkit
Includes Participant Workbook, MOB DVD Videos Scripts and Additional Materials for Classes

Spanish MOB Toolkit
Includes Coach Handbook, Participant Workbook, Guest Healthcare Professional Handbook, Materials for Master Trainers and Additional Materials for Classes

Vietnamese MOB Toolkit
Includes Participant Workbook, MOB DVD Videos Scripts and Additional Materials for Classes


Low Vision Materials

Low Vision MOB Toolkit
Includes Coach Instruction Materials, Participant Workbook in 12-Point and 20-Point Font

Watch an educational presentation to learn about vision loss and considerations when working with class participants who have low vision.

Low Vision ScreenShot

 

Class Data Collection and Evaluation / Registration Questionnaire

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.

* Developed on the widely-used Salesforce platform.

Data Collection Forms

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)

Forms - Spanish


Forms for Class Participants with Low Vision

The Matter of Balance First and Last Class Surveys and Class Evaluation Forms are available in 12-point font and 20-point font for visually impaired participants.

Forms in 12-Point Font

Forms in 20-Point Font


Registration Questionnaire for Potential Participants

The Area Agency on Aging in the Heart of Texas developed a questionnaire that Master Trainers and/or Coaches can use when talking with potential class participants. This helps them to make an initial connection and understand what the participants hope to gain from attending the session.

RegistrationQuestionnairePotentialParticipants

 

A Matter of Balance Job Descriptions

Marketing Ideas and Promotional Materials

Marketing Ideas List

MarketingIdeas

Coach Recruitment Presentation
This is a presentation that you can use to help recruit people to become Coaches for A Matter of Balance.

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Prescription Pad Template
Customize a prescription pad for healthcare providers to give to patients when referring them to A Matter of Balance.

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Master Trainers share additional tools and strategies to promote falls prevention and A Matter of Balance in their communities:

Fall Prevention BINGO
Ohio Northern University shares a Bingo game that you can use to have fun promoting falls prevention education and awareness.

BingoCard

 

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.

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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.

FallPreventionInterestCardVenturaCountyCA

 

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.

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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.

PatientLettertoHealthcareProviders

 

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.

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Tip Sheets

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