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Research to Action 2012

CALGARY - Friday, April 13, 2012

Keynote Address

New Physical Activity Guidelines- Panel discussion: The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) recently updated their physical activity guidelines for older adults, ages 65 & up. Our panel of experts weigh in on this change and provide tips and techniques for implementation to practice. Come with your questions!!

Morning Sessions (10:30-12:30) Choose 1

Restorative Balls

This workshop demonstrates simple yet effective exercises aimed towards residents in long term care. Focus is on the use of small balls to increase strength, balance and flexibility to maintain functional mobility. Exercise ball included. L

Post Rehab Exercise for Stroke (PRES)

Learn assessment tools to measure specific functional gains of stroke participants as well as a variety of exercises with progressions that are suitable for this population- suitable for community and care facility staff. M

Functional Activity Measures (FAM)
This workshop teaches you how to plan and implement effective exercise programs. Learn how to use Functional Activity Measures to assess the outcomes of your exercise programs and measure improvements. H 

Afternoon Sessions (1:30-3:30) Choose 1

Alzheimer's & Exercise

Enhance program planning for clients and residents with Alzheimer's disease and cognitive impairments. Use functional mobility programs that include participants that have dementia by integrating meaningful activities & appropriate exercise. M

Falls Prevention

Evidence-based physical activity programs are the best way to prevent falls. Learn about evidence based exercise programs and how to identify fall risk, and help your clients prevent falls through appropriate physical activity. L 

Cardio, Cardio & More Cardio

With the recently released, updated Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines do you find yourself scrambling to find fun, effective and most importantly SAFE cardiovascular activities for the older adults in your fitness classes? This workshop will introduce you to new tools and ideas to rev up your cardio component. H

*Workshops subject to change
** Indicates the functional level of the older adult best suited for these exercises H = High M= Medium L= Low

More learning opportunities before and after!

In addition to our conference, the CCAA is hosting a number of training workshops in the area. Read below to find out which one is right for you!

Functional Fitness for Older Adults (FFOA)

Designed for staff working in long-term care facilities, retirement residences and adult day programs who want to learn how to instruct appropriate physical activity programs for residents & clients; emphasis is on maintaining or improving balance, strength and functional mobility of the frail older adult. Tools to measure outcomes of physical activity interventions will also be taught to help maximize outcome based functional fitness programs for older adults. L
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 9am-4pm
Location: Chateau Renoir Retirement Living
Cost: $150

Balls, Bands and Balance (BBB)

In this practical, hands-on workshop you will learn how to incorporate small balls and resistance balls into your exercise program. Based on a progressive series of exercises and postures that focus on the core and sitting posture. You will learn stabilizing techniques to the strength, balance and flexibility of the frail older adult. M, L
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 1-4pm
Location: Chateau Renoir Retirement Living

Cost: $75

Get Fit for Active Living –Facilitator (GFAL-F)

The 8-hour facilitator training prepares Certified Fitness Instructors for older adults to deliver the GFAL 8 week program to older adults in the community, such as senior centres, fitness clubs, hospitals, retirement homes or anywhere there is access to resistance training equipment and space for the fitness class and theory session. H, M
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 9am-3pm
Location: Chateau Renoir Retirement Living

Cost: $300

For more info:

Christina Wiggers
Canadian Centre for Activity & Aging
1490 Richmond Street
London ON N6G 2M3
Fax: 519-661-1612
Toll free: 1-866-661-1603



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Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging
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