Creating A Volunteer Education Initiative for Older Adults' Health
Improving the health and lives of older adults – particularly those with multiple chronic health conditions – is a goal shared by a wide range of health systems stakeholders. Each stakeholder has a vital part to play in pursuing this goal. Still, the engagement and participation of older adults themselves and the community organizations that are part of their lives are essential for achieving lasting change.
This guide provides a case study for community-based organizations interested in developing a volunteer-driven program to empower older adults to manage their health through community engagement and education. It provides an overview of how to plan, design, and implement a Volunteer Health Corps, and includes practical tips and strategies.