Support a frail older adult through a standardized exercise program designed to improve strength, balance, mobility and endurance.
You’ll learn how to do the set of 10 simple exercises (toe taps, leg raises, wall push-ups) safely and how to increase the difficulty level as your client makes progress.
You’ll also learn how to motivate and cheer your client on so that they get the maximum benefit out of the program. The results are fantastic – over 90% of clients see improvement!
Most visits are being conducted virtually to protect volunteers and clients.
Some outdoor, in-person, physically distanced visits will begin shortly, but only when both the volunteer and client and/or their family are comfortable with this type of visit.
Volunteers who choose to meet in-person will be provided with training on safety protocols and use of PPE.
Skills and Experience
- Enthusiastic about staying active
- Excellent active listener
- Friendly and caring
- Able to maintain strict confidentiality
- Successful completion of the orientation and training sessions
One evening orientation session, plus a three hour training session.
Apply now to be included in the next session.
1 hour per week, matched to your client for the duration of the 12 week program
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Clean police records check with vulnerable sector screening
- Two references
“The program gets me going for the rest of my day and I have lots more energy. I have gained my mobility back very, very quickly – the doctors are amazed!” – Mary Langridge, Client
Should you require accommodation during the application process, please inform Fran Savelson at 289-838-4610 so we can ensure your equal participation.
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