Volunteers sought to lead senior health and wellness workshops

Posted 8/17/21

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is seeking volunteers to lead health and wellness workshops in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota Counties.

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Volunteers sought to lead senior health and wellness workshops

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FORT MYERS — The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is seeking volunteers to lead health and wellness workshops in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota Counties. Volunteers have the opportunity to lead fitness and self-management workshops that are focused on the unique needs of older adults.

AAASWFL’s workshops are designed to assist older adults with preventative measures to avoid falls, manage chronic conditions, and handle caregiver stress. AAASWFL provides free training for all programs with a commitment to lead the workshops on the Agency’s behalf.

Workshops are facilitated in-person or virtually and are typically held on weekday mornings and afternoons, so volunteers with flexible schedules are appreciated. In addition to free training, volunteers also receive mileage reimbursement for agency-related travel.

Volunteers should be at least 18 years of age, have a valid drivers’ license, and must be able to pass a background screening. While not mandatory, experience with teaching, instruction, public speaking, health care, nutrition, or community outreach is helpful.

Potential volunteers may contact Sarah Gualco, AAASWFL Health & Wellness Coordinator, through the Elder Helpline at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER) or by emailing sarah.gualco@aaaswfl.org for more information. Volunteer applications can also be found at the AAASWFL website: www.aaaswfl.org.

Funding for AAASWFL Health & Wellness programs is provided by a grant for disease prevention and health promotion under the Federal Older Americans Act, Title IIID, through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. For over 40 years, the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, a nonprofit organization, has been serving Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota Counties. The organization is committed to connecting older adults (ages 60 and over) and people with disabilities to resources and assistance for living safely with independence and dignity. AAASWFL is the state’s designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for Southwest Florida.

More information is available by visiting the AAASWFL website (www.aaaswfl.org) or by calling the Elder Helpline: 866-413-5337.

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