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Why is this Holiday CCAA E-News Special?

We were inspired by the testimonials submitted by CCAA exercise class and leadership training course participants over the past little while and thought we would share some of the kind words with our readers. Anyone who has a testimonial featured in this newsletter (main page) will receive either a voucher for 25% off their next leadership training course registration fee or a free CCAA t-shirt! Thanks to everyone who provided feedback and please keep it coming (we welcome your constructive criticism as well, especially if it helps make us better)!

Have something to say? Contact us and tell us what you think!

GFAL - Diabetes | National Project Update

measuring heightThe Get Fit for Active Living - Diabetes program (GFAL-D) is designed to help individuals over the age of 55 living with diabetes better manage their disease through regular physical activity sessions and healthy lifestyle education.

Find out what we've been working on over the past year!

Check out Clara's recent GFAL-D presentation slides (CAG conference)

View our GFAL-D assessment photo gallery!

Restorative Care Education Training

"The courses I have taken through CCAA have been helpful in all aspects of Restorative from assessing our clients to implementing an appropriate program, to accommodate their needs, to evaluating the program and designing a program as their needs change." - Sherry Beecroft

Look for an RCET course near you!

Restorative Care Conference 2011! The best YOU can be!

seniors exercisingJoin us February 18th for another unique learning, sharing and networking opportunity. The first CCAA Restorative Care Conference will take place at Parkwood Hospital in London, Ontario from 9am to 4pm.

Visit the conference home page to learn more!

Download the conference registration form! (PDF Reader required)

Functional Fitness For Older Adults

"The classes provide the opportunity to experience what it would be like to have a variety of inflictions that affect older adults. Vison impairments, loss of feeling in hands and or feet as well as having the inability to move with freedom and ease were all a part of the learning experience." Evelyn Powell, City Ontario

Find an FFOA workshop near you!

New Physical Activity Guidelines Coming Soon!

pencil and paperCCAA Research Director, Dr. Don Paterson, has been hard at work with a team of researchers updating the current Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines. The new guidelines are scheduled to launch sometime in 2011.

Read the full story here!

PHAC Best Practice Portal Project

best practice portal icons The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recently contracted the CCAA to add evidence-based physical activity programs and interventions for older adults to the Canadian Best Practice Portal.

Read the full story.

Seniors Fitness Instructor Course

"(After) implementing CCAA information (in my senior fitness class) participants have maintained a level of fitness that they had not experienced with our earlier workout. They constantly recommend our group to their family and friends. Some have been able to stop taking blood pressure medication, while all testify that physical activity is much easier." - Cynthia Russell

Find an upcoming SFIC course near you!

Fitness Appraisal Day Review

stethescopeThe CCAA's in-house exercise class participants recently completed their first group fitness appraisals. Read our review to find out how the classes measured up and what the participants thought of the experience.

Read the Fitness Appraisal Day Review!

View photos from Fitness Appraisal Day!

Instructor Feature
Certified Senior Fitness Instructor Debbie Devries keeps her class on their toes and they love her for it!

instructor helping participant"Debbie does not lead the group with pulverizing tedium.  She doesn’t just hitch your nose to the grindstone but infuses the whole gym with enough energy and humour to light up the whole of London." - Robert Wilson, CCAA exercise class particiant

Read more about Debbie and her class!

Facilitator and Trainer Training

"Since first discovering the Centre in 1994 it has been my goal to become an SFIC Trainer for them. In 2007 I had that opportunity and under the guidance of Leslie McAdam I became a Trainer. Sharing that information as I train, mentor and certify other instructors brings me great joy." - Fran Betts

Learn more about the HSEP-F and GFAL-F

Contact Leslie McAdam for information about other CCAA Trainer training opportunities.

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Upcoming Events

Restorative Care Conference
February 18th, 2011

For the most up to date details on this exciting event visit the
Conference web page

Research to Action
June 2011!

Look for more details in your inbox and on the CCAA website early in the New Year!

Exclusive CCAA Workshops!

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

Read more! Dates

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

Read more! Dates

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

Read more! Dates

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

Read more! Dates

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

Read more! Dates

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



See photos of staff, students and participants at the latest events at and around the CCAA.

Click here to check out our Flickr gallery

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