Workshop Facilitator - Fit&Strong! Exercise Program

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ORGANIZATION: AgeOptions

Fit & Strong! is a group exercise and educational program for adults with osteoarthritis proven to reduce joint pain and stiffness, increase aerobic endurance, joint mobility, and strength. This program includes a 60-minute workout with a 30-minute group discussion and meets three times per week for eight weeks. Fitness certification preferred ; experience facilitating evidence-based programs is desirable. Workshops are facilitated in-person throughout suburban Cook County.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities :

  • 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

Qualifications: A desirable candidate is motivated and ha s an interest in serving others. Comfortable with public speaking, able to read, follow and deliver material from a manual. Able to facilitate at least 2 workshops within a year of training . English, Spanish and Russian speaking facilitators desired ( Materials provided in English / Spanish).

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About AgeOptions

Location:

1048 Lake Street, Suite 300, Oak Park, IL 60301, US

Mission Statement

AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging of Suburban Cook County, is committed to improving the quality of life and maintaining the dignity of older adults and those who care about them - through leadership and support, community partnerships, comprehensive services, accurate information and powerful advocacy.

Description

AgeOptions (www.ageoptions.org) is a not-for-profit organization located in Oak Park, Illinois, that has served the older adults of suburban Cook County and their families as an Area Agency on Aging since 1974. As part of the nationwide network, we are authorized by the federal Older Americans Act and the Illinois Department on Aging as the Planning and Service Area for the 30 townships surrounding Chicago.

AgeOptions is governed by a Board of Directors, whose responsibilities include setting our direction, establishing policies, and managing and allocating resources. Using proven methods of research and planning, AgeOptions is entrusted with distributing funds to a network of organizations that serve older adults and their families. Our Advisory Council consists of a group of older adults who represent and link us to the communities in our service area. Our executive and management team, whose combined experience in the field of aging exceeds 120 years, are responsible for the implementation of strategic plans and day-to-day operations.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1048 Lake Street, Suite 300Oak Park, IL 60301

(41.88898,-87.8024)
 

SKILLS

  • Adult Education
  • Healthcare
  • Fitness Instruction
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Facilitate at least 2 full workshops within a year of training.
  • Training is self-paced (online). In-person shadowing of an existing F&S! workshop will be required prior to facilitating a workshop on your own.

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