Aging Care Connections is seeking committed volunteers to teach health workshops! No experience is required and training will be provided.
The Take Charge of Your Health Programs, Matter of Balance, and Walk with Ease are evidence-based workshops given two and a half hours, one-two times a week, for six-eight weeks. Workshops take place in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals throughout Cook County. People with ongoing health conditions attend together. Workshops are presented by two trained facilitators, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with ongoing health conditions themselves. The workshops give participants the skills to coordinate all the things they need to manage their health, as well as to help them keep active in their lives.
Volunteers must commit to facilitating at least 2 workshops within a year of training.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Complete facilitator training for your desired workshop (1-4 days)
Work with co-facilitator to prepare, collect materials for, and lead assigned workshops
Be on time, dependable, and report to assigned workshops as scheduled
Maintain the confidentiality and sensitivity of participant information
Collaborate with host site to recruit workshop participants when necessary
Identify other potential host sites
Times: Workshops are typically during daytime hours
Location: Throughout Lyons, Riverside, and South Proviso Townships
Contact: Denise Gerda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-603-2245
Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in our community by providing older adults and their families with guidance and support that enhances the ability to age well.
We are the connection to the most comprehensive, expert information, programs and services that enable older adults to remain independent and their families to make the best, most informed decisions regarding needed care in their lives.