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In-Home Gentle Exercise Instructor

FAB FIT Program

Community Support Connections


   About the Position

Impact Statement
The goal of the FAB FIT program is to assist older adults and adults with different abilities in maintaining or improving their functional fitness and independence. Functional fitness is about strength, endurance, balance and flexibility.
The evidence is clear. Regular gentle exercise contributes to:
-Overall physical health and well-being
-Prevention of many lifestyle diseases
-Improved management of chronic conditions
-Prevention of or decreased severity of falls
-Improved mental health
-Enhanced emotional and social wellbeing
-Increased independence through the maintenance of functional fitness and mobility

By sharing your time, you will be helping clients stay in their homes and stay active, while alleviating feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Description
Volunteers visit housebound clients for approximately one hour per week over a 12 week period. If you are passionate about health and fitness and are looking to gain hands-on experience in working with older adults and adults with different abilities, this is the ideal volunteer opportunity for you!


Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+
English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Specialized Training, Work Without Supervision

Area(s) of Interest: Health Care / Wellness, Recreation/Sports, Senior Services

Skill(s): Coaching, Interpersonal Communication, Motivate Others, Sensitivity, Empathy


Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Volunteers must complete both online (1.5 hours) and in-person (approx. 6 hours) training before being matched with any clients.
Emergency First Aid & CPR Level A training required prior to any visits.

Community Support Connections offers regular volunteer educational workshops on various topics. All volunteers are notified of upcoming sessions.
Working Conditions: One on one sessions are held in client's homes throughout Waterloo Region. Clients and their homes are pre-screened by staff.
PPE can be provided as necessary.
Accessibility:
Transportation: On a bus route


Time Commitment

Duration: 4 - 6 months
Anytime
Flexible time commitment. Visits are scheduled at a mutually convenient time for both volunteer and client. A four month commitment is encouraged for this position.

   Contact Information
http://www.communitysupportconnections.org
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Ashlynne Boven
519-772-8787 Ext. 204
61 Woolwich Street North Breslau , N0B 1M0
Kitchener,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries
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