SMART Fitness Leaders in Grey Bruce

(VON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) Exercise and Falls Prevention Program)

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Position ID: V-CWD0197 Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 Last Full Update: 14 Mar 2019
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CommentsMake 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.
ContactLoretta Dunn, Coordinator of Volunteers, VON Grey Bruce; Phone: 519-371-5331 ext 411; Fax: 519-376-5772; Email:
DutiesVON 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.
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BenefitsThere 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!
ClientsThe 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
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Friend / Penpal ; Health Care ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Program Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceFriendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Sports & Coaching
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
LocationIn community centres and retirement homes throughout Grey Bruce
Number of PositionsBruce County: 12 individual(s) ; Grey County: 13 individual(s) 
25 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training is required ; Training is required and is provied by VON, free of charge
TransportationNear public transit ; Car required ; Volunteers are responsible for own transportation
Costno cost
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
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Organization NameVON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) Exercise and Falls Prevention Program
Office Phone519-376-5895
Toll Free Phone1-800-265-3138
Address & Map1280 20th St E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6H6
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Mailing AddressPO Box 969 
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6H6