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    Oxnard | Volunteers Needed to Train as Instructors for Senior Exercise Programs

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    OXNARD, Calif. – Volunteer leaders are needed for both RSVP Bone Builders and Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. No experience is necessary to become an instructor for either program, although the first training step is to attend a class and observe. Interested volunteers will need to attend training dates scheduled in October.

    RSVP is an age 55+ volunteer engagement program that oversees the two distinct exercise programs designed for seniors. The program’s trained instructors make a difference in the lives of those enrolled in the class, as well as contribute to their own well-being by engaging in  a regular exercise program. Both RSVP exercise programs are free and open to the public.

    Volunteer positions are available in RSVP’s four-city service area of Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo and Port Hueneme. Call 805-385-8023 to learn more about the training. To see current class locations, go to http://seniors.oxnardrec.org

    Training Schedule The following exercise programs are seeking instructors to attend training sessions at the dates and times listed below:

    Bone Builders This is an osteoporosis exercise and education program in which participants use light weights to build bones while also improving their balance and making new friends. There are currently 32 classes scheduled, but several have lengthy wait lists. By training more instructors we will be able to add more classes and accommodate the community’s interest in this program.

    • Training is scheduled for Thursday, October 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Oxnard.
    • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance This is an evidence-based program comprised of eight forms. This simplified Tai Chi for seniors helps reduce repeat falls and teaches proper body alignment. 
    • Training is scheduled for Friday, October 25, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday,  October 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Camarillo. 

    RSVP is a volunteer recruitment and placement program, helping people 55 and older find volunteer positions that match their interests, talent and available time. Oxnard RSVP has about 550 members and is locally sponsored by the City of Oxnard with grant funding from the federal Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about the benefits of being an RSVP member or for help finding a volunteer position, call 805-385-8019.


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