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 childâ€™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.