Take Charge of Your Health Facilitator


Cause Areas


Mon Aug 15, 2016 - Mon Oct 31, 2016


111 West Harris AveLa Grange, IL 60525


Take Charge of Your Health programs provide older adults ways to increase self-management of their ongoing health conditions. Each program is delivered by two trained volunteers who have personal experience with ongoing health conditions. All volunteers will receive free four-day training in the Take Charge of Your Health program they agree to facilitate. Volunteer facilitators are required to conduct two six-week workshops during their first year. The weekly two-and-a-half-hour sessions take place throughout suburban Cook County. Volunteers can also play a role as Healthy Aging Ambassadors who assist in the promotion and outreach for the program in a variety of community venues throughout suburban Cook County.  Volunteers should be willing to travel on a weekly basis for a six-week commitment.  Volunteers must be able to follow a scripted facilitation manual. Volunteers should feel comfortable facilitating small groups.  Volunteers will receive a free four-day class leader training along with facilitation tools.  Trained volunteers are placed within their neighboring communities whenever possible.


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
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