Juniper Workshop Leader

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Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging

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An ever-increasing number of people are living longer with chronic pain, diabetes, or multiple chronic conditions. Research has proven that people with chronic health conditions can learn skills to effectively manage their illness and improve health outcomes. In addition, many adults can benefit from learning low-impact exercise to improve balance and strategies to increase confidence and reduce their fear of falling.

The Juniper Network is looking for volunteers and professionals to be class leaders to educate, motivate and inspire. Leaders co-facilitate a 6 week workshop on Living Well with Chronic Conditions, Chronic Pain, or Diabetes communities across the 7-county Arrowhead Region. Falls prevention workshops such as A Matter of Balance, Tai Ji Quan, and SAIL (Staying Active and Independent for Life) range in duration from 8-12 weeks, up to ongoing exercise classes. Local community organizations sponsor and coordinate Juniper workshops. Trained Juniper leaders facilitate small groups of people with chronic health conditions or chronic pain to help them manage their symptoms, build confidence, and maintain an active lifestyle. Registration is now open for spring leader trainings.

Once Trained, leaders can deliver workshops a location of their choice (i.e. faith community, wellness center, clinic, hospital, senior housing, or other) Workshops are offered throughout Minnesota.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

221 W 1st St (trng only; wrkshp location varies)Duluth, MN 55802

SKILLS

  • Group Facilitation
  • Adult Education
  • Healthcare
  • Life Coaching
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • After completing leader training, leaders must facilitate at least one 6- to 12- week workshop per year, depending on program.
  • Leaders can choose what workshop they would like to be trained in, including: Living Well with Chronic Conditions, Living Well with Diabetes, Living Well with Chronic Pain, A Matter of Balance, Tai Ji Quan, or Staying Active and Independent for Life

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