Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington
1222 N. Post
Spokane, WA 99201
A Matter of Balance Coach
West Central (main office); MOB locations vary
Aging in Place
Seniors, individuals with disabilities
40 hours/year, plus individual prep time
Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) is a social service agency that helps older adults and people living with disabilities stay in their homes. ALTCEW provides case management for people who need a caregiver, caregiver training, and answers to questions about Medicare and Medicaid.
The mission of ALTCEW is to promote well-being, independence, dignity, and choice for all older persons and individuals needing long term care.
This mission cannot be completed alone, so ALTCEW works with local partners in the community to provide services such as home delivered meals, family caregiver support, transportation and information. Through community partners, ALTCEW provides funding for services to older adults and individuals living with a disability in the five-county area.
Volunteering at ALTCEW
Chances are you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a proven program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington is looking for volunteers to help provide this program.
A Matter of Balance coaches need good communication and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, dependability and a willingness to lead small groups of older adults. Coaches also need to be able to lead low- to moderate-level exercise. Pairs of trained coaches with the support of a master trainer lead A Matter of Balance classes. Coaches receive 8 hours of training and commit to two classes, which will require some individually-determined preparation time.
Each A Matter of Balance class is conducted in 8 two-hour sessions and uses group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise. Older adults learn positive coping methods to reduce fear of falling and remain active and independent.
Want to Become a Coach?
For more information, including dates and times of upcoming sessions, please contact ALTCEW at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 458-2509 ext. 217