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AmeriCorps Seniors of Monroe and Livingston Counties

  • 20 people are interested

"A Matter of Balance" is designed to help older adults manage concerns about falls and increase their physical activity. Volunteer coaches are trained to provide this program which is conducted in eight two-hour sessions and uses group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise.

  • Coaches need good communication and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, dependability and a willingness to lead small groups of older adults.
  • Full training is provided so that coaches can demonstrate and lead balance promoting exercises and guide discussions on attitudes about falling and causes of falls.
  • The two-part coach training class combines video, group discussion, exercise activities, use of workbook, and practice teaching activities. All materials are supplied.
  • Coaches also need to be able to lead low to moderate level exercise.
  • Coaches over the age of 55 are particularly sought for peer-led classes.

COACH TRAINING TO BE SCHEDULED REGULARLY. CLASS SIZE LIMITED. CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION


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About AmeriCorps Seniors of Monroe and Livingston Counties

Location:

A program of LIFESPAN of Greater Rochester, 1900 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618, US

Mission Statement

Make giving back your second act. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers bring their unique skillsets and experiences to help our neighbors and communities thrive. Are you ready to learn more? Contact Deb Palumbos, Director of Volunteer Services. Phone 585-851-9388 or Email: dpalumbos@lifespanrochester.org.

Description

AmeriCorps Seniors recruits and places volunteers over age 55 in activities that address critical community needs, eg. education, homeless, safety and security, health education, disaster preparedness,nutrition, hospice, health and wellness, and providing a better quality of life for others.

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Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1900 South Clinton Avenue & throughout Monroe CounRochester, NY 14618

(43.1156,-77.55621)
 

SKILLS

  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hour training; facilitate 2 classes per year
  • Attend coach training 3-4 times/year

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