We have had numerous people from Minnesota in the online SAIL Program Leader training in the last few years, and three of our Certified Trainers for SAIL Program Leaders live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. It was definitely time for us to make a site visit to Minnesota and see what was happening. We contacted our friends from RSVP (the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) in Minneapolis. RSVP is a Senior Corps program from the Corporation of National and Community Service that engages adults 55+ to meet community needs.
We were recently contacted by Jenn Gorman, Director of
Wellness & Fitness for the Fort Defiance Indian Health Board, Inc. (FDIHB) to
conduct an onsite SAIL Program Leader training in Arizona.
FDIHB is one of six service units in the Navajo Indian
health care system that serves 45,000 people in a geographic region that is
2,000+ square miles. FDIHB has received
frequent requests for teaching exercise classes and providing education. Jenn noticed that the wellness staff often
provided this type of service for 8 weeks,