Wishing you the best of the holiday season from the CCAA team - Health and Happiness for 2010.
Twenty Years of Aging Actively (1989-2009)
Aging is inevitable – but it can be done well.
The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging is following its own mission statement and aging with dignity as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Read the Western News story here.
A Best Student Experience
Christie Preston, a BA Honours Specialization Kinesiology Candidate (2010), recently submitted a very powerful article demonstrating the value of the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) in creating the best student experience at Western from a student's perspective.
The CCAA currently has 17 Kinesiology student volunteers in a variety of roles in addition to six work study students from various programs at Western as well as two Health Sciences practicum students.
Click here to read Christie's excellent article
Research to Action Conference
The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) hosted its first ever Research to Action: Continuing Education Conference in July 2009. The purpose of this conference was to provide a reciprocal environment where researchers in the field of physical activity and aging shared their most current research with health care professionals. This gathering also gave health care professionals a chance to express what they felt researchers should focus on while conducting future investigations.
Read the full story by clicking here
Outreach Research Project Update
The CCAA Community Outreach team is grateful for the support of a variety of provincial and national funding agencies for their generous contributions. These programs fund CCAA initiatives designed to increase the physical activity levels of older Canadians.
Click here to read about our most current initiatives
CCAA Receives National Health Research Funding
Project is a partnership with Meals on Wheels to deliver the GFAL program across Canada
Following the successful partnership of the CCAA with Meals on Wheels London to deliver our 8-week Get Fit for Active Living (GFAL) program to volunteers of Meals on Wheels in 2006, a research grant application was submitted to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aging’s “Operating Grant: Demonstration Projects in Mobility and Aging”. The overall objective of the project is to evaluate the Canadian developed evidence-based older adult physical activity education program. The GFAL program is an evidence-based model whose aim is to demonstrate how community based structured exercise educational programs can be delivered in Canada. We are pleased to announce that the application was funded in early 2009 and delivery of the GFAL program to Meals on Wheels volunteers began in the Fall.
Click here to read the full research update
Activity and Aging Journal Club
You are invited to participate in the inaugural Activity and Aging Journal Club! It’s FREE so come join your colleagues from around the Province and across Canada in discussing this month's featured article, from Alberta, on Falls Prevention -
"Preventing Falls through Physical Activity: A Guide for People Working with Older Adults"
Click here to find out more about the club and learn how to register
Successful aging at its best - A CCAA Marathoner Feature
Gerry Fenwick joined the CCAA in 1998, and regularly attends the Monday/Wednesday strength training group. His wife, also involved in fitness and active living, joined one of our combined classes. Gerry’s goal was to strengthen his upper body. His legs were already strong since he had run two marathons a year since 1976.
Click here to read Gerry's story