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Leader for Chronic Pain PATH workshop through Tri-County Office on Aging

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ORGANIZATION: Tri-County Office on Aging

  • 7 people are interested

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!


We are looking for enthusiastic people to lead the Chronic Pain PATH (Personal Action Toward Health) workshop in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.

Chronic Pain PATH is a 6-week workshop in which trained lay leaders (this is where you come in!) help people with chronic pain or caregivers of a person with chronic pain learn skills to manage their condition and improve their quality of life. Workshops meet for 2 1/2 hours once/week for 6 weeks. Total time commitment is 15 hours for each worskhop.


  • Role model for healthy behaviors
  • Possess good listening skills, non-judgmental, and dependable
  • Life experience with chronic pain, is a caregiver to someone with chronic pain, or wants to help others with chronic pain
  • Comfortable speaking in front of others and facilitating groups
  • Can follow a scripted manual while connecting with participants
  • No prior teaching experience or healthcare education is required


  • Trainings are 4 full days and you must attend each day to become a leader
  • Next training dates are TBD. If you are interested, contact Chrstine (see below) and she will contact you when dates are determined.

To request an application or for more information, 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


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.


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.


Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


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



  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Healthcare


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be able to attend 4 day training. Within 6 months after training lead one 6-week workshop. To remain active, lead at least one 6-week workshop every year.
  • Ability to pass criminal background check.

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