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    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO TRAIN AS INSTRUCTORS FOR

    TAI CHI: MOVEMENT FOR BETTER BALANCE PROGRAM

    OXNARD, Calif. – Volunteer leaders are needed to teach with RSVP’s two popular senior exercise programs. No experience is necessary to become an instructor for Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance although we encourage participants to attend a class and observe. Interested volunteers then attend a free training session to learn the program and prepare for teaching.

    Trained instructors make a difference in the lives of those enrolled in classes, as well as contribute to their own well-being by engaging in a regular exercise program. RSVP exercise programs are free and open to the public. Classes operate in RSVP’s four-city service area of Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo and Port Hueneme. Call 805-385-8019 for more information about trainings.

    TRAINING SCHEDULE

    Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance (TCMBB)

    TCMBB is an evidence-based program. This simplified tai chi for seniors helps reduce repeat falls by 55% among participants and teaches proper body alignment and balance. Training is scheduled for:

    Session 1-

    • Thursday, April 13, 1pm-4pm

    • Wednesday, April 19, 1pm-4pm

    • Monday, April 20, 11am-5pm (Lunch is provided)

    Session 2-

    • Friday, September 8, 1pm-4pm

    • Monday, September 11, 1pm-4pm

    • Saturday, September 16, 9am-3pm (Lunch is provided)

    One must complete one full session (All 3 training days and hours) and document 30 hours of practice before being considered for certification as an instructor. All training sessions will be held in Oxnard.

    RSVP is a volunteer engagement program, helping people age 55 and older find volunteer positions that match their interests, talent, and available time. It both recruits and places volunteers with nonprofit partner agencies as well as overseeing the two distinct exercise programs designed for seniors. Volunteer positions are available in RSVP’s four-city service area of Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo and Port Hueneme.

    Oxnard RSVP has about 350 members and is locally sponsored by the City of Oxnard with grant funding from the federal AmeriCorps Seniors. To learn more about the benefits of being an RSVP member, for help finding a volunteer position or more information about the trainings, call 805-385-8019.


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