SMART Fitness Leaders in Grey Bruce
(VON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) Exercise and Falls Prevention Program)
|Comments||Make a difference in your community by becoming a VON SMART® Exercise and |
Falls Prevention program volunteer!
The goal of VON’s SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)®
Exercise and Falls Prevention program is to enable adults 55+ to maintain independence, improve quality of life and to ultimately promote healthy aging.
This functional exercise program can be found in various communities throughout
|Contact||Loretta Dunn, Coordinator of Volunteers, VON Grey Bruce; Phone: 519-371-5331 ext 411; Fax: 519-376-5772; Email: von4you.GreyBruce@von.ca|
|Duties||VON SMART and Falls Prevention classes are led by volunteers who VON trains (2 days of practical plus the theory) and certify. Weekly we offer over 50 Level 1 and Level 2 classes in Grey Bruce with over 1,000 participants! We ask for a minimum commitment of 2 hours a week (one class) but have flexible schedules for those who are away for long periods of time. We are looking for volunteer instructors for both levels of classes.|
|More Info Link||www.von.ca/en/site/grey|
|Benefits||There is a FREE 2-day training program for anyone and everyone who is interested in volunteering - you don’t even need to have a fitness background to lead classes!|
|Clients||The SMART Program offers functional fitness classes in communities throughout Grey and Bruce County for men and women 55+ who may not benefit from traditional activity programs due to health issues, mobility restrictions, limited transportation, chronic health conditions or a lack of programming to meet their ability levels. |
Level 2 classesses are mostly offered in community settings (i.e. community centres).
Level 1 classes are designed for those who currently reside in a supported Seniors/Retirement home but classes are also open to the public. These classes follow the same basic functional exercises as SMART classes, however each class is designed based on the needs of each group with emphasis on falls prevention. The goal of these classes is to build strength and improve flexibility/balance to prevent falls among participants.
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women|
|Areas of Interest||Community Outreach ; Friend / Penpal ; Health Care ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Program Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Social Interaction|
|Skills/Experience||Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Sports & Coaching|
|Commitment Length||Long Term (More than 1 year)|
|Interaction Level||Small Group|
|Minimum Hours||2 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Monday: Morning, Afternoon |
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
|Location||In community centres and retirement homes throughout Grey Bruce|
|Number of Positions||Bruce County: 12 individual(s) ; Grey County: 13 individual(s) |
25 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training is required and is provied by VON, free of charge|
|Transportation||Near public transit ; Car required ; Volunteers are responsible for own transportation|
|Start Date||On or after 02 Oct 2017|
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|Organization Name||VON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) Exercise and Falls Prevention Program|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-265-3138|
|Address & Map||1280 20th St E|
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6H6
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