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Coach for Matter of Balance workshop through Tri-County Office on Aging

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Tri-County Office on Aging

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Tri-County Office on Aging (MMAP)

Due to COIVD-19 all in-person volunteer trainings are on hold. However, if you are interested in volunteering for this program please contact Tri-County Office on Aging and you will be updated on the status of future volunteer trainings. Thank you for understanding!

DO YOU WANT TO HELP OLDER ADULDS PREVENT FALLS AND STAY INDEPENDENT?


Become a volunteer coach for the program A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls. This award winning program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls. Trained volunteer coaches can facilitate the workshop in Clinton, Eaton, and/or Ingham Counties. The workshops are held in community locations and last 2 hours per session for 8 sessions (16 hour commitment to facilitate one workshop). The training to become a coach is one day (8 hours). Once trained, the program manager works with you to schedule a workshop around your availability and desired location.

We are looking for people who have:

  • Good communication
  • Enthusiasm
  • Dependability
  • Willingness to lead a small group
  • Interest in working with older adults
  • Life experiences valued- with education or health experience a plus

Your Role as a COACH would be to:

  • Teach the materials and engage others in group conversation
  • Lead the exercises
  • Connect with each participant
  • Have fun!

When: The next training date is TBD. If you are interested in this workshop and/or you would like an application, contact Christine Histed at 517-887-1450 or histedc@tcoa.org.

To learn more about TCOA's evidence-based programs, please visit https://www.tcoa.org/classesevidence-based-programs/.

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About Tri-County Office on Aging

Location:

5303 S. Cedar St., Building 1, Lansing, MI 48911, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote and preserve the independence and dignity of the aging population.

Description

The Tri-County Office on Aging (TCOA) was founded as the Area Agency on Aging in 1974 by Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties and the cities of Lansing and East Lansing. TCOA's mission is to promote and preserve the independence and dignity of the aging population.

As as not-for-profit organization, TCOA helps older adults access programs and benefits, improve their health, and remain active in their communities. Working in partnership with agencies and service providers across the area, TCOA embraces a person-centered philosopy that focuses on how a person wants to live their life while honoring their preferences.

Programs such as Meals on Wheels, health and wellness classes, caregiver supports, and general information and assistance make a significant, positive difference in the lives of local seniors.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5303 S. Cedar St. Bldg. 1Lansing, MI 48911

(42.68099,-84.5453)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Facilitate one 8-session workshop per year. Each workshop is 2 hours per session for 8 sessions (16 hour total commitment per workshop).
  • Able to pass a criminal background check

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