Essex Hall at Western, London, Ontario, CANADA

Activity and Aging Conference

Conference Schedule

Research: Friday, June 18th, 2010

9:00-9:15

Welcome

9:15-10:00

Keynote Address (Exercise, Aging and the Brain)
Kevin Shoemaker, Neurovascular Research Laboratory, School of Kinesiology
University of Western Ontario

10:00-10:20

Can You Walk the Walk?
Dr. David Cunningham, School of Kinesiology and Dept of Physiology
University of Western Ontario

10:20-10:45

Love your Heart
Melanie Stuckey, Coordinator, Let’s Talk Science Partnership Program
University of Western Ontario

10:45-11:00

Break

11:00-11:25

The Skinny on Pole Walking and Osteoarthritis
Daniel Bechard, PhD Candidate, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Western Ontario

11:25-11:50

Presentation TBA
Linda Norton, Rehab Education Coordinator and Margot McWhirter
Shoppers Home Health

11:50-12:15

Grad Student Project Competition Winning Presentation - Title TBA
Grad Student/Winner TBA
University of Western Ontario

12:15-1:15

Lunch

1:00-4:00

Seminars and Workshops

Choice A

Alzheimer’s and Exercise - What are we forgetting? (Low-Moderate)
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Program Director

Choice B

Improving Stability on the Ball and Mat! (High)
Leslie McAdam, CCAA Program Coordinator

Choice C

Fall Prevention Physical Activity Workshop (Low)
Chelsie Free, CCAA Kinesiologist

4:15-5:00

CCAA Trainer Panel - Trainers discuss and answer questions about special topics related to fitness for older adults

5:30-7:00

Trainer + Facilitator Dinner

 

Workshops: Saturday, June 19th, 2010

 

Morning Workshops (Target mobility level: High or Low)

Choice A
9:00-12:00

Restorative Care Refresher - Maximizing Client Potential (Low)
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Program Director

Choice B
9:00-12:00

Post Rehab Exercise for Stroke Fast Track (Low)
Leslie McAdam, CCAA Program Coordinator

Choice C
9:00-12:15

Balls, Bands and Balance (High and Low)
Sarah Merkel, CCAA Project Coordinator

Choice D
9:00-12:15

Improving Stability on the Ball and Mat! (Repeat from Day 1) (High)
Chelsie Free, CCAA Kinesiologist

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-4:00

Afternoon Workshops (Target mobility level: High or Low)

Choice A
1:00-4:00

Fall Prevention Physical Activity Workshop (Low to Moderate)
Dana Van Gorp, CCAA Program Coordinator

Choice B
1:00-4:00

Functional Activity Measures for Older Adults (High and Low)
Leslie McAdam, CCAA Program Coordinator

Choice C
1:00-4:00

Alzheimer’s and Exercise - What are we forgetting? (Low)
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Program Director

Choice D
1:00-5:00

Nordic Pole Walking Certification Course* (High)
Sarah Merkel, CCAA Project Coordinator
*$100 additional fee for certification, includes poles.

4:00-4:15

Thank you and Adjournment
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Program Director

 

 

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Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging
Phone 519.661.1603
Fax 519.661.1612
Email: cfitzge4@uwo.ca

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