If you are interested in a flexible volunteer commitment, want to learn more and share information about healthy living, and want to have fun, consider being a group leader for one of the programs described below.
Volunteers must have good communication and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, dependability and a willingness to lead small groups of older adults. Volunteers will participate in free, comprehensive training to bring this evidence-based curriculum to local participants. For more information or to express interest, contact Greater Springfield Senior Services Area Agency on Aging Director, 413-781-8800 ext. 162.
Many experience concerns about falling that can restrict their activity. A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among adults. The interactive program includes eight two-hour classes presented by trained group leaders using a detailed training manual and two instructional videos. Program components include:
This six-week program was specifically designed for those who want to learn more about nutrition and how small changes in eating habits can promote better health. Group leaders help to create a supportive environment where participants focus on goal setting, problem solving, self assessment and management of dietary patterns. Participants learn to:
This six week course is for those who live with the daily challenges of one or more chronic conditions. A variety of topics are covered, including: