Canadian Centre for Activity and Agine

Current Community Projects

Promoting Peer Leadership in Physical Activity for London's Aging Population

Primary Contact(s):

Shannon Belfry
519-661-1633
shannon.belfry@uwo.ca

Timeline: 2012-2013

Funder: Westminster College Foundation

Partner(s): Society for Learning in Retirement

Summary: 1) Update and rebrand the Seniors' Fitness Instructor Course (SFIC); 2) train ten exercise leaders in London in the SFIC; 3) Design and deliver, in a train-the-trainer fashion, a 10-week physical activity and aging course in partnership with, and for members of the Society for Learning in Retirement London.  


Physical Activity Plus Coaching for Older Adults

Primary Contact(s):

Shannon Belfry or Nazia Bhatti
519-661-1603
shannon.belfry@uwo.ca or nbhatti6@uwo.ca

Timeline: 2012-2014

Funder: Sykes Assistance Services

Partner(s): Sykes Assistance Services

Summary: Evaluate the effectiveness of exercise programming paired with telephone coaching on exercise adherence in a sample of 150 older Londoners.


Evaluating and Identifying Opportunities with Outdoor Recreation Equipment for Older Adults

Primary Contact(s):

Shannon Belfry
519-661-1633
shannon.belfry@uwo.ca

Timeline: 2013-2014

Funder: Westminster College Foundation

Partner(s): City of London

Summary: Evaluate usage of current outdoor equipment, explore programming opportunities as well as future investment options.


Enabling Health Promoters to Link Older Adults to Exercise Opportunities

Primary Contact(s):

Shannon Belfry
519-661-1633
shannon.belfry@uwo.ca

Timeline: 2013-2015

Funder: Ontario Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport

Partner(s): PARC (Physical Activity Resource Centre) and OSPAPPH (Ontario Society of Physical Activity Promoters in Public Health)

Summary: Deliver the Physical Activity for Older Adults Advocacy workshop and the Seniors' Fitness Instructor Course in the communities of St. Catharines, Oshawa, Peterborough, Ottawa, Sudbury and Timmins.


Minds in Motion

Primary Contact(s):

Clara Fitzgerald
519-661-1603
cfitzge4@uwo.ca

Timeline: 2013-2014

Funder: Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Summary: Assist the Alzheimer Society of Ontario's Minds in Motion project. Provide training and resources to assist with offering safe and effective physical activity programming for people living with early- to mid-stage dementia, and their care partner.