Healthy Living Volunteer Coach, SeniorCare
Evidence-Based Programs are healthy aging programs providing interventions that educate participants about their health conditions and how to manage them, including strategies to adopt healthy behaviors to enhance overall quality of life. These programs empower older adults to manage their health and help reduce health care utilization and costs.
Healthy Living Volunteer coaches attend training and certification, so that they are able assist with providing these valuable workshops for older adults throughout the community.
After training and certifications, volunteers co-lead and assist with the following workshops:
A Matter of Balance educates and supports aging adults around falling, and the fear of falling, with emphasis on group discussion and practical strategies to reduce fall factors. Topics such as viewing falls as controllable, setting realistic goals for increasing activity and modifying our environments set the stage for creating a personal plan to address mitigating fall risk. The workshop runs for 8 weeks, 2 hours weekly. Exercises to increase strength and balance are introduced week 3 and continue through week 8. The workshops are presented by trained leaders.
Volunteer Instructors, Senior Centers
Share your time, talents, and expand your interests by volunteering to lead or co-lead a class at your local senior center. Topics for classes are endless – examples for topics include computer instruction, exercise, art, music, and so much more! Help is needed at many area senior centers.
Fitness Room Assistant, Salem Senior Center
Volunteer help by monitoring the participants using the exercise room/equipment, ensuring participants sign in/out at each use. In addition, volunteers greet and provide assistance with equipment.