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Unique Learning Opportunities Only at the CCAA!

couple at a laptopFree online educational presentations or “webinars” are the newest educational opportunity offered by the CCAA. The webinars cover a variety of topics including musculoskeletal health and diabetes as they relate to physical activity. These opportunities were made possible by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Learn more about the webinar series brought to you by the CCAA!

Restorative Care Education Training

This workshop covers walking, exercise, feeding/eating programs and optimal communication and social interaction between staff and long-term care facility residents. Upon completion of the RCET, you will be able to provide the residents in your facility with the best quality of life possible.

Look for an RCET course near you!

ladies balancingResearch to Action 2010. Thanks for the kind words!

On June 18th and 19th fitness leaders and health care professionals from across Ontario came together for the second annual Research to Action Continuing Education Conference hosted by the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging. This conference once again proved to be an invaluable opportunity for  front line workers and fitness leaders to network, share ideas and learn from those “in the know” about the latest research and physical activity strategies in the field of activity and aging.

Read the full article here!

Read what the happy participants told us after the event!

Functional Fitness For Older Adults

The goal of the exercises presented in the FFOA is to improve the functional abilities of older adults and to promote their independence for activities of daily living. The exercises presented in this workshop apply to those leading programs in long-term care and residential homes through optimal communication and social interaction between staff and residents.

Find an FFOA workshop near you!

clara teaching at equinoxEngaging Travel Stories: Equinox Fitness

Over the past two months, Clara and Jamie have had the exceptional experience of working with some outstanding Personal Trainers from Equinox Fitness in California, New York and soon Chicago as well. The partnership between the CCAA and Equinox Fitness was created to provide training and instruction in the area of activity and aging to Personal Trainers employed by Equinox Fitness.

Read the full story here!

cn towerCan Fit Pro Conference 2010

CCAA Program Director, Clara Fitzgerald recently presented one of the only activity and aging workshops at the Can Fit Pro 2010 fitness conference in Toronto. There was a lineup out the door to join her workshop! Our lucky readers can download her presentation for free!

Download the presentation in PDF format.

Seniors Fitness Instructor Course

The SFIC was developed to address a need for training and information about appropriate physical activity programs for the community-dwelling, well older adult. The course consists of 36 hours of in-class training including class observation, practice teaching and guest speakers. Following the course 16-hours of field experience, a takehome assignment and a successful practical evaluation are required to become certified.

Find an upcoming SFIC course near you!

cecilia and CCAA participantGrazie Cecilia! Arrivederci!

Cecilia Bellotti has been visiting the CCAA from the University of Verona in Italy for the last 3 months. See what she had to say about her "Canadian" experience when she and CCAA Program Coordinator, Dana Van Gorp, sat down for a chat over cappucino and biscotti!

Read more about Cecilia's Experience!

Facilitator and Trainer Training

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If you are a motivated individual with experience working with older adults you could become a Get Fit for Active Living (GFAL) or Home Support Exercise Program (HSEP) Facilitator. As a CCAA Facilitator, you represent the CCAA while teaching the GFAL and HSEP to individuals in your community.

Learn more about the HSEP-F and GFAL-F

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Upcoming Events

National Seniors Day
October 1, 2010

Stay tuned to our website to learn more about the events planned at the CCAA to celebrate the first National Seniors Day

Exclusive CCAA Workshops!

Balls for Strength, Balance and Flexibility
Learn to incorporate balls into high and low mobility programs.

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Balls, Bands and Balance
Learn to incorporate small balls and resistance bands into your programs.

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Functional Activity Measures Workshop
Learn to measure the functional abilities of older adults taking into consideration the special needs of this population.

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Post Rehab Exercise for Stroke
Learn assessment tools and exercises specifically targeted to stroke survivors.

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Functional Fitness for Adult Day Programs
Learn to deliver safe and effective exercise programs in the adult day program setting.

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New to Exercise?

The Get Fit for Active Living is an 8-week exercise and education program for sedentary older adults. This course can help you get started on a regular exercise program.

Look for a GFAL workshop



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Contact Us

Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA)
1490 Richmond Street
London, ON N6G 2M3
Tel: (519) 661-1603
Fax: (519) 661-1612


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Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 2M3 Tel: (519) 661-1633