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We are looking for volunteers to facilitate our monthly Fresh Conversations meetings for seniors at congregate meal sites across central Iowa.
Fresh Conversations is a healthy living program for seniors created by the Iowa Department of Public Health. The program combines monthly educational newsletters with small group discussions to increase the personal health of older adults across the state.
To bring the program to more seniors, we need additional volunteers to facilitate our Fresh Conversations meetings. These meetings typically last 30 minutes and only need to be held once a month per meal site.
Healthy living is the main theme of our meetings, but a background in a health field is not required for our volunteers. We provide training and monthly guides that make it easy for anyone to facilitate a Fresh Conversations meeting.
An additional responsibility for our volunteers is preparing food samples to share at your meetings. The recipes are detailed in our monthly facilitator’s guide and all shopping costs are compensated by the program. Fresh Conversations even prepares our facilitators further by providing them with cooking utensils, food storage containers, and coolers.
5835 Grand Avenue, Suite #106, Des Moines, IA 50312, US
The mission of Aging Resources of Central Iowa is to lead, advocate, and serve as well as plan and coordinate resources in the provision of services to older persons in central Iowa, their families, caregivers, or representatives enabling elders to lead independent, meaningful and dignified lives in the least restrictive environment.
Aging Resources staff advocate, coordinate and provide services through federal, state and private funding to persons 60 years of age and older and their families. Our goal is to allow older adults individual choices in their care process in order to remain safe and independent in their homes.
We accomplish this through:
Information and Assistance - We are here for you! We have specialists that can offer assistance and connect you to services and programs.
Case Management - We coordinate community services to help you stay safely in your own home.