The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) was established in 1989 as a research and community centre, affiliated with the Lawson Research Institute of St. Joseph’s Health Centre and the Faculties of Kinesiology and of Medicine and Dentistry at Western. Shortly after its establishment the Centre received a federal grant to develop exercise and leadership programs for older adults.
Currently more than 500 London seniors participate in CCAA exercise classes each week and more than 1000 people from across Canada are trained in CCAA leadership training courses each year. These classes and courses are developed around research conducted at the CCAA and introduce physical activity programs for seniors across the mobility spectrum.
The CCAA is proud to be Canada’s leader in current research and program development for improved physical ability and healthy aging for older adults within the Faculty of Health Science at Western University.
To develop, encourage and promote an active, healthy lifestyle for Canadian adults that will enhance the dignity of the aging process.