SMART Fitness Leaders in Grey Bruce
(VON Canada, Ontario Branch)
Position ID: V-CWD0197
Last Modified: 30 May 2022
Last Full Update: 30 May 2022
Opportunity Details: SMART Fitness Leaders in Grey Bruce
|Loretta Dunn, Coordinator of Volunteers, VON Grey Bruce; Phone: (Business) 519-376-5895 ext 411 * Toll Free 1-800-265-3138; Fax: 519-376-4773; Email: email@example.com
|Make a difference in your community by becoming a VON SMART® Exercise and Falls Prevention program volunteer!
The goal of VON’s SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Exercise and Falls Prevention program is to enable adults 55+ to maintain independence, improve quality of life and to ultimately promote healthy aging. This functional exercise program can be found in various communities throughout Grey-Bruce.
VON SMART and Falls Prevention classes are led by volunteers who VON trains (2 days of practical plus the theory) and certify. Weekly we offer over 50 Level 1 and Level 2 classes in Grey Bruce with over 1,000 participants! We ask for a minimum commitment of 2 hours a week (one class) but have flexible schedules for those who are away for long periods of time. We are looking for volunteer instructors for both levels of classes.
|More Info Link
|The SMART Program offers functional fitness classes in communities throughout Grey and Bruce County for men and women 55+ who may not benefit from traditional activity programs due to health issues, mobility restrictions, limited transportation, chronic health conditions or a lack of programming to meet their ability levels
Level 2 classes are mostly offered in community settings (i.e. community centres)
Level 1 classes are designed for those who currently reside in a supported Seniors/Retirement home but classes are also open to the public * classes follow the same basic functional exercises as SMART classes, however each class is designed based on the needs of each group with emphasis on falls prevention * goal of these classes is to build strength and improve flexibility/balance to prevent falls among participants
|18 year(s) and up
|Areas of Interest
|Community Outreach ; Friend / Penpal ; Health Care ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Program Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Social Interaction
|Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Sports & Coaching
|Long Term (More than 1 year)
|2 / Week
|Grey and Bruce Counties - Various Locations
|Number of Positions
|Bruce County ; Grey County
25 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training is provided ; Training is required ; There is a FREE 2-day training program for anyone and everyone who is interested in volunteering - you don’t even need to have a fitness background to lead classes!
|Near public transit ; Car required ; Volunteers are responsible for own transportation
Agency Details: VON Canada, Ontario Branch
|519-376-5895 ext 247
|Toll Free Phone
|1-800-265-3138 ext 247
|Address & Map
1280 20th St E
Owen Sound, ON
Canada N4K 6H6
|PO Box 969
Owen Sound, ON
Canada N4K 6H6