workshop leaderVolunteer class leaders play a critical role in helping Region IV Area Agency on Aging fulfill its mission of Offering Choices for Independent Lives. High caliber training is provided to allow volunteers to have meaningful impact in the lives of those they teach.  The volunteer training session is a one-time commitment, with the request that, once trained, volunteers will facilitate at least one six-week workshop a year. Volunteer leaders courses are offered in:

PATH (Personal Action Toward Health) is a State of Michigan program based on the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Developed and tested by Stanford University, the program helps people learn techniques and strategies for the day-to-day management of chronic or long-term health conditions. To learn more about this program, visit the PATH page. For more information on becoming a PATH trainer, call Julie at (269) 982-7759.

Creating Confident Caregivers (also known as the Savvy Caregiver program) is an evidence-based program designed to equip caregivers with the tools and strategies they need to provide effective care for clients and preserve their own well-being.  To learn more about this program, visit the Creating Confident Caregiver page. For more information on becoming a Creating Confident Caregiver trainer, call Faith at (269) 982-7746.

To learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of seniors and younger persons with disabilities through being a volunteer class leader, call the instructors listed above or the Info-Line for Aging and Disability at (800) 654-2810