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Position: 876 - Seniors Health and Wellness Program Leaders
Organization: Caledon Community Services
Position Address: Caledon, ON, Canada
Location: Caledon
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Co-Op Placements, Newcomers
Description
We are looking for enthusiastic, committed volunteers to teach seniors about health and wellness. Suggested topics would include:
- therapeutic and adaptive recreation-based activities
- geriatric nutrition (cooking a healthy meal for older adults)
- living with disabilities/impairments
- mindfulness and meditation modalities
- aromatherapy (complementary therapy modalities welcome)
- Yoga, Reiki, Tai Chi, or Therapeutic Touch
- The Arts (Painting, Sculpture, Theatre Plays/Musicals, Music, Dance)
- multi-generational communication/socialization
- video games and how seniors can play and enjoy them

THIS OPPORTUNITY EMBRACES A WIDE SCOPE IN TERMS OF DIRECT INVOLVEMENT IN THE WELFARE OF SENIORS IN CALEDON. PLEASE 'click' on the yellow box 'Apply Now!', below, which will provide direct access to the CCS VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM. Download it, fill it in/sign it, then SCAN it. Email it to 'volunteer@cc4u.org', indicating the 'position title' in the subject line of your email. Thank you for APPLYING!

Goal
At the heart of 'Caledon Community Services' (CCS) is an innovative and exciting volunteer program that is integrated into every service, activity, project and business operation of the agency. From students to seniors, business professionals, homemakers, newly-retired, semi-retired, and everything in between, volunteers reflect the Caledon demographic and help us serve the community more fully.

As part of our extensive 'Seniors Programs', CCS offers a 'Health & Wellness Program', that takes place at various locations across Caledon for adults aged 55+. Programs include exercise, educational opportunities, therapeutic recreation, creative arts and crafts.

Key to the delivery and success of this important outreach are the volunteer 'Program Leaders', who support its activities and provide helpful information and social interaction for Caledon's older adults. A core goal is to enable our seniors to be self-sufficient for as long as they can be, by encouraging healthy lifestyles and activities that help sustain wellness.

Benefits
+ Opportunity to be part of, and learn about, the needs of older adults in Caledon
+ Apply your talent/skills/experience in addressing their needs in a variety of ways (group presentations/demonstrations, small gatherings, individual attention, informative materials)
+ You will provide valuable information that will help sustain and enhance seniors' healthy lifestyles (in doing so, you will add to your knowledge and capacities)
+ Opportunity to 'network' within your community
+ Reference Letter available after 20 hours of volunteering
+ Invitation to CCS 'Annual Volunteer Recognition Event' (if applicable)
+ 'Evolve' Stores 35% Discount Card
+ Secondary school students may earn hours towards their '40 hours' community service graduation requirement

Position Qualifications

● Solid oral English skills (fluency in an additional language is welcome)
● Friendly, confident, comfortable as a presenter, and in personal conversation
● Knowledge in any topic that attracts you is preferred (to the extent that you are confident in a 'question & answer' presentation setting)
● Ability to research and inform yourself about particular topics (online, etc.) is an asset
● Respect for any special needs associated with seniors
● Able to abide by program scheduling and meet deadlines

*** Because volunteers will be involved with seniors in this program, a satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' is required.

Min Age: 15    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Any Duration
Anytime
Flexible dates and locations. Volunteers should be prepared to adjust to and accommodate program scheduling, with appropriate advance notice.

Training
Orientation about the program and its scope will be provided during screening and at the outset of the volunteer's engagement.

Area(s) of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Communication/Journalism, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Healthcare, Life Skills & Accessibility, Music/Theatre, Program Coordination, Research/Evaluation, Senior Support, Support Group Facilitation & Therapy
How to Contact
: Send an Email Message
Social Media
: http://www.ccs4u.org
: http://://www.facebook.com/caledoncommunityservices/


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