Delnor Orthokids program seeks local volunteers

By on January 30, 2009

orthokids The Orthokids aquatic exercise class, a therapeutic course for children with neurological and orthopedic conditions, needs the help of the community. Swimming and ambulation skills are not a prerequisite for this warm-water program.

The Orthokids program helps children with neurological and orthopedic conditions gain independence of movement. To keep the quality of this program at peak levels, a volunteer needs to be paired with each Orthokid to play games and to work on different therapeutic activities based on the child’s individual needs. Volunteers should be high school age and up.

The program is held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, 4:15 to 5 p.m., from Jan. 26 to March 5.

There will be a one-hour orientation on Tuesday, Jan. 20, and Thursday, Jan. 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Delnor Health & Wellness Center cafe. You need only to attend one session. The H&W Center is located at 296 Randall Road, Geneva.

If you or someone you know can volunteer time to help with this program, call Jennifer Simmons at (630) 208-5510. Leave your name and address on the voicemail; volunteer forms will be mailed to you.