Help facilitate classes about fall prevention: Wisconsin Rapids

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ORGANIZATION: Aging & Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin

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Do you enjoy working with older adults? Are you comfortable and/or have experience facilitating groups? Consider becoming trained to co-facilitate Stepping On, a fall prevention workshop. Stepping On is an evidence based program, which can reduce fall risks for older adults. The program is 2 hours a week for 7 weeks and is interactive with guest speakers on key topics. In 14 hours, you can help older adults reduce their risk for falls by 30%!

Programs are co-facilitated by 2 trained volunteers and/or staff. Programs are planned based on staff and volunteer availability. We offer the program in various locations to be more welcoming to the entire community. Ideally, trained facilitators will be able to lead one or two Stepping On programs a year (3 hours a week for 7 weeks).

Volunteer Facilitators: Would attend a 3 day Stepping On Facilitator training, either virtually or in person. Training is provided by the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging: wihealthyaging.org. Training opportunities are available throughout the year. Stepping On Facilitators can be of any age (18+).

Peer Leaders: Should be 60 years or older. Basic training would be provided by the ADRC-CW Stepping On Coordinator and would be about 2-3 hours.

Facilitators and Leaders should have an interest in the safety of older adults, be comfortable co-leading with another individual, and be comfortable in front of a small group.

Contact Peggy Kurth at peggy.kurth@adrc-cw.org or Jennifer Clark at jennifer.clark@adrc-cw.org or call 888-486-9545.

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About Aging & Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin

Location:

2600 Stewart Ave, Suite 25, Wausau, WI 54401, US

Mission Statement

Mission: The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin promotes choice and independence through personalized education, advocacy, and access to services that prevent, delay, and lessen the impacts of aging and disabilities in the lives of adults.

Description

ADRC-CW promotes choice and independence through information, personalized options counseling, advocacy, and access to services which prevent, delay, and lessen the impacts of aging and disabilities. We serve adults age 60 years and older and individuals age 17 years 6 months or older with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, substance abuse issues, as well as their families, caregivers, and friends. Our service area includes Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, and Wood Counties and we have offices in Antigo, Marshfield, Merrill, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids.

Our services include:
Connecting older adults and adults with disabilities to community resources

Benefits for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Support for Caregivers

Meals for Seniors

Classes for Fall Prevention

Volunteering

Contact us at 888-486-9545 or www.adrc-cw.org

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Education & Literacy, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

220 3rd Avenue SouthWisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

(44.39331,-89.83134)
 

SKILLS

  • Adult Education
  • Organization
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Willing to teach 1 class series a year. Classes are held 1 time a week for 3 hours for 7 weeks.
  • Training is required through Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging. Travel for initial training possible.

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