This guide is designed for staff or trainers of trainers to conduct a training of trainers (ToT) or preparation course for staff and volunteers who will work directly with community members. The facilitator guide is comprised of nine topics which we advise teaching in sequential order to allow volunteers to see the full range of materials available. The tools, talking points and activities included allow volunteers to teach communities in an interactive way. The assessment topic allows volunteers to assess community needs and develop a healthy ageing programme for each community based on its unique needs. The assessment determines which topics will be taught and the priority of each topic at any given time in the programme. All topics allow participants to learn and practise key knowledge and skills to coach community members through social and behaviour change techniques and to set a supportive environment for healthy ageing at the community level.


The materials in this toolkit are designed so that the initial three topics are mandatory as guidelines for healthy ageing facilitators in teaching community volunteers: 1. Functional ability – life course 2. Assessment 3. Behaviour change.

The overall learning objectives include the following:

  • Learners will be able to explain the components of healthy ageing
  • Learners will be able to identify critical risk and protective factors to do with people’s health as they age
  • Learners will be able to identify the critical role of active participation in society
  • Learners will be able to demonstrate the impact of the life course trajectory in all stages of life

 Guidance for project implementation, Training

Audience: Technical staff and volunteers

This guide is also available in Cambodian/Khmer version [pdf, 18.4MB]


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Theme(s): Health

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