Peer-Leaders needed to embrace older adults to prevent falls


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Seniors Centers in Salt Lake CountySalt Lake City, UT 84114


About

The Active Aging Program of Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services is recruiting volunteers who are interested in teaching and leading a variety of programs that help older adults improve their health.

Stepping On is an evidence-based prevention program that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risk of falls. It is a community- based workshop offered once a week for seven weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. In a small-group setting, older adults learn balance exercises and develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls.
As a peer leader, you will be supporting the workshops by assisting the seniors while doing the exercises, and co-teaching. You will also have the satisfaction of discovering the contents of the program, learning the key elements of fall prevention and learning groups leadership and facilitation skills that you can use in other areas of your life. Most importantly you will watch older adults with a fear of falling or history of falls gain important knowledge and skills to reduce falls and gain confidence, by practicing the exercises and using the skills and tools that you have shared with them.
This is a great volunteer opportunity for Health Educators, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Nurse Assistants, senior center staff and others involved in the field of aging. Senior Citizens are highly encouraged to apply for this volunteer opportunity.

Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Adult Education
  • General Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hrs a week mornings for 7 weeks, 1 year commitme
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