Thursday, March 27, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities Available with Salt Lake County Aging Services

The Active Aging Program of Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services is recruiting volunteers who are interested in teaching and leading a variety of programs that help older adults improve their health.

Take a look at the programs that we have for volunteers just like you.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions
The Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop is a program designed to help you manage symptoms so that you can take control of your life. In this series the participants discuss a variety of tools, including: action planning, problem solving, dealing with difficult emotions, relaxation techniques, communication ideas, healthy eating, exercise, decision making, and medication management. You can volunteer to lead these classes and support others who suffer from chronic conditions.

Living Well with Diabetes
Living Well with Diabetes is a workshop for people diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, their care takers, family and/or friends. The workshop teaches the skills needed in the day-to-day management of treatment to maintain and/or increase life activities. If you are someone that is currently living with diabetes, have pre-diabetes or are a caregiver of someone with diabetes. You can volunteer to lead these classes and help others to manage their diabetes.

Stepping On 
The Stepping On workshop is a series of classes that are led by a health professional and a peer leader- someone who, just like you, is concerned about falls. In addition, local guest experts provide information on exercise, vision, safety and medications. By becoming a volunteer leader you will have the opportunity to share your skills and knowledge with others and help them reduce their risk of falling.

Walk with Ease
Walk with Ease is an exercise program that can reduce pain and improve your overall health. Benefits for this program include: motivation to get in shape, tips on walking safely and with comfort, improved flexibility, strength and endurance. You can volunteer to lead a Walk with Ease group where you will have the opportunity to discuss health-related topics, and guide self-paced group walks.

Contact:              Marianne Christensen
Telephone:          385.468.3087
Email:    Marianne Christensen
Address:               Salt Lake County Aging Services
Healthy Aging Program
1992 S 200 E
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

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