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Connections Area Agency on Aging

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Kelly Butts-Elston
Main Address:
231 S Main St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Sioux City Office
2301 Pierce St
Sioux City, IA 51104
109 N Elm St
Creston, IA 50801
Volunteer Opportunity:

Better Choices Better Health Coach

Want to make a difference in the lives of older adults in your community? Connections Area Agency on Aging is seeking volunteers interested in being trained as Better Choices Better Health Coaches.
What is Better Choices Better Health?
Better Choice, Better Health workshops help older Iowans to regain control of their lives and do the things that matter to them. Through the workshop participants will be more confident about managing their health, feel better and connect with other older Iowans while managing chronic diseases.

Typical Better Health Better Health courses involve a 6-week commitment of 2 ½-hours per week.
Volunteer Coach Qualifications
Criteria for leadership
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Enthusiasm
• Dependability
• Willingness to lead a small group
• Interest in working with older adults
• Life experiences valued- with education or health care experience a plus
• Ability to perform range of motion and low level endurance exercises
• Ability to carry up to 20lbs
Training Expectations
• Attend eight hours of coach training and earn Better Choices Better Health Coaches Certification.
• Attend 2.5hours of coach training update annually.
• Agree to coach two Better Choices Better Health classes within one year of certification.
Classroom Responsibilities
• Two coaches are required to teach the class to participants
• Preparing for each class by reviewing the Better Choices Better Health manual and materials.
• Organize the class with supplies and refreshments
• Present the class according to the directions, training and materials provided
• Encourage interactive discussion about the concept and skills presented.
• Monitor and connect with each participant
• Promote socialization and a solution-oriented environment among the participants.
• Have fun.
Confidentiality, Communication, & Record Keeping
• All participant information is confidential. Each coach will sign “A pledge of Confidentiality”
• The Master Trainer will provide support and mentoring to each coach.
• Class site and emergency contact information will be provided to each coach.
• Coaches are required to report any injury, illness or concerns.
• Coaches are encouraged to record “Lessons Learned” and share feedback and ideas.
For more information on this exciting volunteer opportunity, please contact Aubury Krueger-Kutchara, Director of Community Engagement at:


Open to

Size of Group: 


Skills Needed

Counseling & Mentoring
Marketing & Public Relations
Tutoring & Education


Next occurrence is
Tue, 08/09/2022  
Repeats every day from Nov 4th, 2021 to Nov 4th, 2022.
Opportunity can occur at any time, day or night, within a selected date range.

Location Details

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