Canadian Centre for Activity and Agine

Research to Action Conference

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This conference is an annual learning and networking event for senior fitness instructors, volunteers, health promoters, students and other individuals who work with community-dwelling older adults. The event includes a mix of active and informative sessions including: practical applications of recent research, tips for safe exercise for older adults, and modifications for all levels of abilities.

Purpose:

R2A Conferences have taken place in:

Older. Faster. Stronger! Research to Action - London 2017

Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10, 2017
Brescia University College, 1285 Western Road, London, ON
Mercato Hall and St. James Auditorium London, Ontario

Check out pre-conference workshops: June 8, 2017 (BALL-F & BALL, TEP-F & TEP, and Progressive Cardio)
Request a pre or post conference workshop of your choice (minimum 11 people required).

Agenda

Friday, June 9

Time Topics Speaker(s)
Morning
8:00-8:50 Registration
9:00-9:10 Introduction and Welcome Clara Fitzgerald
9:10-10:10 Successful aging: not in a pill or under a knife  Dr. Stuart Phillips
10:10-10:25 Nutrition Break and Networking
10:25-11:05 Balance: Anywhere, Anytime Beth Munro
11:10-11:40 Exercise, Aging and Cognition: Is it possible to mitigate cognitive decline in older adults? Narlon C Boa Sorte Silva
Afternoon
11:45-12:30 Active Session: Music and the Beat/Lunch A Cassandra Ellis
12:30-1:15 Active Session: Music and the Beat/Lunch B Cassandra Ellis
1:20-1:50 A Step in the Right Direction

Cori Hutton

1:50-2:20 Age-related vision loss: What do I need to know?  Colleen McGrath
2:20-2:30 Nutrition Break and Networking
2:30-3:00 Show Up and Participate Lauren Crutchlow
3:10-4:10 Full SFIC Class Chris Moffett
4:10-4:15 End of Day Remarks and Thank You Clara Fitzgerald

Saturday, June 10

Time Topics Speaker(s)
Morning
8:30-8:55 Registration (Day 2 only delegates)
9:00-9:10 Welcome Clara Fitzgerald
9:10-10:10 Applying the Science: Creating a personalized recipe for healthy aging Dr. Aric Sudicky
10:10-10:25 Nutrition Break and Networking
10:25-11:05 Active Session: Building Fitness Choreography Anne Cooke
11:10-11:40 Promoting Movement as Medicine for the Mind. Lauren Bechard
Afternoon
11:45-12:30 Active Session: Lower Mobility Options/Lunch C Kathy Dingwell
12:30-1:15 Active Session: Lower Mobility Options/Lunch D Kathy Dingwell
1:15-1:55 Sedentary Time in Older Men and Women Shilpa Dogra
2:00-2:45 Experiences of Masters Athletes Aleksandra Zecevic
Dylan Brennan
2:45-2:55 Nutrition Break and Networking
3:00-4:00 Full SFIC Class Sarah Merkel
4:00-4:05 Closing Remarks & Thank you Clara Fitzgerald

Descriptions

Friday, June 9

Keynote | Successful aging: not in a pill or under a knife 
Who wants to add years to their life when there’s no ‘life’ in your years? Most Canadians spend the last 10 years of their life with an increasing number of co-morbid diseases that lessen their quality of life. Dr. Phillips will discuss what, in his view, successful aging is and how it can be achieved with a higher quality of life…
Presenter: Dr. Stuart Phillips, Ph.D., McMaster University, Professor

Active Session | Balance: Anywhere, Anytime 
All 3 types of balance: static, dynamic and functional can be taught, practiced and used in all activities of daily living. Learn how to progress each type and add fun while challenging your participants. Be creative! 
Presenter: Beth Munro, SFIC Trainer

Learning Module | Exercise, Aging and Cognition: Is it possible to mitigate cognitive decline in older adults?
The incidence of older adults living with cognitive impairment and dementia continues to increase worldwide. In this presentation, the relevance of exercise as a non-pharmacological strategy to mitigate cognitive decline will be discussed.
Presenter: Narlon C Boa Sorte Silva, Western University, MSc Candidate

Active Session | Music and the Beat
Learn to manipulate music to increase exercise program effectiveness and adherence. Incorporating specific music selections for different components of fitness is shown to enhance exercise class enjoyment. This session will provide you with a fitness musical experience.
Presenter: Cassie Ellis, Western University, PhD Candidate

Learning Module | A Step in the Right Direction: The Importance of Caring for your Feet
A registered foot care nurse will speak about the relationship between aging & foot care health. She will describe different issues that may arise with foot health as one gets older, and how to properly care for your feet.
Presenter: Cori Hutton, RN, Fowler Kennedy Clinic, Fanshawe College

Active Session | Age-related vision loss: What do I need to know? 
In this hands-on session, attendees will learn how they can better meet the needs of their clients with age-related vision loss (ARVL). Attendees will learn the different types of ARVL, the impact of ARVL on daily activity engagement, and the importance of effective communication approaches when working with older adults who are blind or partially sighted.
Presenter: Dr. Colleen McGrath, Western University

Learning Module | Show Up and Participate
Older adults' engagement in and adherence to exercise can be improved by targeting its psychological factors. This presentation will define three such factors, and explain how they can be targeted in group and individual contexts.
Presenter: Lauren Crutchlow, Western University, PhD Candidate

Active Session | Full SFIC. Turn up the heat with a CCAA-style exercise class! Designed to get you sweating and your heart pumping as we wrap up the day.
Presenter: Chris Moffett, SFIC Trainer

Saturday, June 10

Keynote | Applying the Science: Creating a personalized recipe for healthy aging 
It is often difficult to distinguish science from fiction in a health and fitness industry bursting with fad diets and quick-fix solutions. This motivating presentation reviews evidence-based, practical approaches to lifestyle change to help you age with vitality. 
Presenter: Dr. Aric Sudicky, M.D.

Active Session | Building Fitness Choreography
Join Anne in learning and reviewing how to build choreography for your classes. Review fitness choreography 'building block' basics for safe, easy, fun and effective cardio workouts. Higher and lower intensity as well as tempo options will be addressed.
Presenter: Anne Cooke, SFIC Trainer

Learning Module | Promoting movement as medicine for the mind. 
Physical activity has numerous benefits for persons living with dementia, but cognitive, behavioural, and other symptoms can be barriers to active living. This presentation will synthesize knowledge from both scientific literature and lived experiences of persons with dementia to identify strategies for facilitating dementia-friendly exercise programs. 
Presenter: Lauren Bechard, University of Toronto, MSc Candidate

Active Session | Adapt and modify to engage participants
This session will show you how to modify exercises throughout your exercise class to support you working with the varied abilities of the participants in your exercise classes.
Presenter: Kathy Dingwell, SFIC Trainer

Learning Module | Sedentary Time in Older Men and Women: Recommendations from an International Consensus Statement
Sedentary time is negatively associated with many health outcomes, and older adults are accumulating the highest volume of sedentary time compared to any other age group. How can fitness professionals working with older adults help them replace their sedentary time with activities that are positively associated with health? Dr. Dogra will present the results of an international consensus statement and highlight the importance of targeting sedentary time in older adults as well as speak about effective sedentary time reduction strategies for older men and women.
Presenter: Dr. Shilpa Dogra, PhD

Learning Module | “I just roll over, pick myself up, and carry on!” Experiences of Masters Athletes. 
We all know the benefits of regular physical activity. But what about taking it to the next level? This presentation will feature experiences drawn from exceptional people who took their bodies to another level and help to explain why they chose to do it.
Presenters:Aleksandra Zecevic/Dylan Brennan 

Active Session | Full SFIC. Turn up the heat with a CCAA-style exercise class! Designed to get you sweating and your heart pumping as we wrap up the day.
Presenter: Sarah Merkel, SFIC Trainer

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Stuart PhillipsDr. Stuart Phillips, PhD
Professor Phillips is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. He is also a full Professor in Kinesiology, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Nutrition. His research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on human skeletal muscle protein turnover. He is also keenly interested in diet- and exercise-induced changes in body composition.

aric sudickyDr. Aric Sudicky, MD
Dr. Sudicky earned his Bachelor of Education from Western University and his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Calgary. Prior to medicine, Dr. Sudicky co-founded London’s first medically integrated personal training and nutrition program earning recognition as the Canadian Fitness Professional of the Year. He is passionate about healthy aging, a published fitness athlete, and is currently completing his residency training in family medicine.

Knowledge Experts

lauren bechardLauren Elizabeth Bechard, BSc
Ms. Bechard is an MSc candidate at the Uof T Rehabilitation Science Institute and a Trainee with the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. Combining her passions for active living, neuroscience, and behavioural psychology, Ms. Bechard is currently conducting research with Dr. Sandra Black at Sunnybrook Research Institute on how to translate scientific knowledge about the cognitive benefits of physical activity into effective, accessible, community-based strategies to promote physical activity for older adults.

dylan brennanDylan Brennan, MSc
Mr. Brennan has a BSc degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University and is a recent MSc graduate from the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program at Western. Mr. Brennan’s research focused on how the self-fulfillment gained by older adult athletes through sport overrode their setbacks from falls. Dylan is a former group fitness instructor for older adult falls prevention exercise classes and hopes to help people remain active, independent, and healthy into late life.

Narlon SilvaNarlon C Boa Sorte Silva, BSc
Mr. Boa Sorte Silva is an PhD student in Kin at Western. He is also a research assistant at Lawson Health Research Institute, and a member of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, and the International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment. Mr. Boa Sorte Silva is passionate about aging, exercise and cognition, and alongside Dr. Robert Petrella, he explores the influence of exercise and cognitive training on cognitive functioning and brain health in older adults.

shilpa dograDr. Shilpa Dogra, PhD
Dr. Dogra is a faculty member in the Faculty of Health Sciences (Kinesiology) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on active aging, and physical activity for chronic disease prevention and management. She is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, and has extensive experience working with older adults in exercise settings.

cori huttonCori Hutton, RN
Ms. Hutton is a registered nurse currently working in primary care at Fowler Kennedy Clinic at Fanshawe College in student health services. In the summer of 2016, Cori took the basic and advanced footcare nursing courses and started practicing with Saint Elizabeth Health Care in Nov. 2016. Since November, through St. Elizabeth, Cori has been providing care at regular footcare clinics for members of the Canadian Centre for Activity & Aging. It has proven to be an appreciated and successful service at the CCAA.

colleen mcgrathColleen McGrath, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Dr. McGrath is an Assistant Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Western. Her research focuses on environmental influences on occupational engagement for older adults with age-related vision loss, the situated nature of risk in older adulthood, and the intersection of ageism and ableism in shaping the identities of older adults. Her recent work has allowed her to focus on understanding the needs, preferences, and values of older adults related to technology adoption.

aleksandra zecevicAleksandra Zecevic, PhD
Dr. Zecevic is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Studies at Western University. For the past 25 years she has researched biomechanics, ergonomics, gerontology and, the study of falls among the elderly. She developed an innovative accident investigation method to investigate falls and guide prevention programs to improve safety of seniors in community, hospitals and long term care homes. This year she was awarded a Fellowship with the Gerontological Society of America.

Activity Experts

anne cookeAnne Cooke
Anne has been teaching exercise classes of various formats for over 35 years, currently, she manages a small fitness company in the Niagara Area. Over the years, she has coordinated corporate fitness centre programs and worked as a private trainer and trainer for CALA (Canadian Aquafitness Leaders Alliance). She has also presented at several conferences and is the past fitness director of the Blue Mountain Women's Fitness Weekend.

kathy dingwellKathy Dingwell
Kathy is an SFIC Trainer teaching in Perth and Huron Counties where she is the Lead coordinator for the Wellness for Seniors Program. She works with 6 organizations to bring health and wellness to those aged 55+ focusing on the importance of falls prevention and exercise. Kathy holds a degree from the University of Waterloo in Recreation/Gerontology as well as certificates in volunteer management and long term care management.

cassie ellisCassandra Ellis, MSc
Cassie is a PhD candidate at Western University, studying the psychological basis of physical activity and movement with Dr Alan Salmoni. Her research focusses on making physical activity more pleasurable for everyone. Cassie has several certifications and teaches everything from Pilates to Circuit HIIT classes to individuals from the age of 4 to 94, from the varsity athletes to the everyday office worker who just needs to get that kink out of their back!

toni johnstonToni Johnston
Toni holds a certificate in Gerontology from Ryerson University. She is a Seniors’ Fitness Specialist, the President of Active 4 Life Inc. and has worked in the fitness industry for over 20 years. Toni has been SFIC certified since 2001 and has been a CCAA-SFIC Trainer since 2002. She leads safe, effective, enjoyable low impact exercises classes to over 250 older adults per week in the communities of Oshawa and Markham Ontario. 

sarah merkelSarah Merkel BHSc, MPH
Sarah graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences from Western and completed a Masters in Public Health at the University of Waterloo. She currently works as a Health Promoter for the Perth District Health Unit in the Older Adult Fall Prevention portfolio. She is the owner of a fitness business called Fashionably Fit. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, photography, playing with her son Ryker, and annoying her husband Justin.

chris moffettChris Moffett
Chris has been SFIC certified since 2006 and became an SFIC trainer in 2015. He is also a CSEP personal trainer as well as a Can-Fit-Pro certified personal trainer, fitness instructor and older adult fitness specialist and holds a certificate in Gerontology from Ryerson University. For the past 12 years he has devoted himself to a career in helping older adults realize the benefits of being fit through personal training, fitness classes, Nordic pole walking, and public speaking.

beth munroBeth Munro
Beth Munro is an SFIC Trainer teaching in Oxford County and at the CCAA. Her dedication to fitness promotion has lasted throughout multiple careers. First, as a figure skating coach for 27 years at all levels and for all ages then her career transitioned to senior fitness promotion. Employed by the VON, she instructed daily fitness classes and trained volunteers in rural Oxford. Recently, Beth has worked on three studies for Research Director Dr. Petrella. Balance training has been an important element throughout all stages of her career.

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Ball Facilitator

Learn to deliver ball workshops to other fitness leaders and seniors. Prior training in the BBB or Ball workshop is recommended. Training includes: 2-hour Ball Workshop for Fitness Leaders, 2 hour Training for the Trainer to learn to facilitate the Ball Workshop for Fitness Leaders and Ball workshop for Seniors. All trainer materials included. Dress for exercise, no application necessary. Length: 4 hours, Prerequisite(s): SFIC or CCAA Trainer certified, Registration Fee: $200.00 + applicable provincial tax. Learn more or register

Ball Workshop for Fitness Leaders

Learn to include small balls into functional mobility programs for both higher and lower functioning older adults. All participants receive a ball with registration. Dress for exercise. Length: 2 hours, Prerequisite(s): SFIC or CCAA Trainer certified, Registration Fee: $75.00 + applicable provincial tax. Learn more or register

Post Rehab Exercise for Stroke (PRES)

The goal of this workshop is to provide senior fitness instructors with the tools to develop and instruct a community-based physical activity program for stroke survivors after discharge from rehabilitation. Length: Condensed 4 hours, Prerequisite(s): training in one or more CCAA workshops FFOA, RCET, FF ADP or SFIC is recommendedRegistration Fee: $150.00 + applicable provincial tax. Learn more or register

Tiered Exercise Program Facilitator (TEP-F)

Learn to deliver TEP workshops to other fitness leaders and seniors. The Tiered Exercise Program includes three exercise programs for older adults who are either chair-bound, have transfer ability, or are ambulatory. The exercise programs are evidence-based, include 10 exercises each that are simple yet progressive, and will help participants maintain or improve their current functional abilities to help them age in place. Length: 7 hours, Prerequisite(s): None, Registration Fee: $400.00 + applicable provincial tax. Learn more or register

Tiered Exercise Program (TEP)

The Tiered Exercise Program includes three exercise programs for older adults who are either chair-bound, have transfer ability, or are ambulatory. The exercise programs are evidence-based, include 10 exercises each that are simple yet progressive, and will help participants maintain or improve their current functional abilities to help them age in place. Length: 4 hours, Prerequisite(s): None, Registration Fee: $100.00 + applicable provincial tax. Learn more or register

Past R2A Conference Schedules and Speakers

Research to Action 2016

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Friday, June 3

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Introduction and Welcome
Gillian Mandich Keynote: Getting Fitter with Age
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Harry Prapavessis Sedentary Behaviour
Debbie Devries, Kim Kamerman High/Low SFIC Class 1
Afternoon
Kathy Meyer, Leslie McAdam, Clara Fitzgerald Speed Learning 1 [Interval Training, Mat Core Training (YouTube), Evaluation]
Leslie McAdam Activity Burst: Balance
Katelyn Norton Brain Health - Exercise Your Heart!
Gillian Mandich Health and Social Media
Anne Cooke Choreography and Transitions
Clara Fitzgerald End of Day Remarks and Thank You

Saturday, June 4

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald Welcome
Al Salmoni The Benefits of Green Space Physical Activity
Leslie McAdam, Sally Radisic Exercise Risk Management and Air Health Check
Toni Johnston, Chris Moffet High/Low SFIC Class 2
Afternoon
Kathy Meyer, Leslie McAdam, Clara Fitzgerald Speed Learning 2 [Playlists, Exercise Contraindications (YouTube), Chair Core Training]
Ros Banks Activity Burst: Minds in Motion
Anne Van Durmen, Elizabeth Dejaegher, Pat Ecclestone, Susan Haughton Instructor's Guide to Safe and Effective Exercise for Older Adults
Pat, Susan, Anne and Elizabeth
Cassie Ellis Music, Physical Activity and Enjoyment
Clara Fitzgerald Closing Remarks & Thank you

Research to Action 2015

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Friday, June 5

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Registration
Clara Fitzgerald Introduction and Welcome
Melanie Stuckey Top Research Articles – Practical Applications of Recent Research for Seniors’ Fitness Instructors
Denise Connelly Exercising for Chronic Conditions
Kathy Meyer Muscular Training – Strength, Resistance, and Power
Pat Ecclestone Thinking Outside the Exercise Class Format - SAGES
Afternoon
Erin Shellington Cognition and Exercise
Gillian Gorfine Activity Burst
Tobias Morat Sarcopenia, Mobility, and Exercise
Debbie Devries Exercise Class

Saturday, June 6

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald Welcome
Clara Fitzgerald, Daphne Stevens Home-Based Exercising and Spotlight on CCAA Participant
Gillian Gorfine Activity Burst
Dr. Charles Rice The Aging Neuromuscular System and Physical Activity
Sarah Merkel Choreography and Cardio
Afternoon
Dr. Alan Salmoni Why is Physical Activity Such Good Medicine?
Jocelyn King Poling Demonstration and Workshop
Susan Hunter Balance, Gait, and Injury Prevention
Gillian Gorfine Closing Remarks & Thank you

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Research to Action 2015 (Calgary)

Friday, April 10

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Introduction and Welcome
Kaitlin McLay, Western University Practical Applications of Top Evidence-Based Research Articles
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Master Trainer Small Balls Workshop (active)
Joseph Levy, MRU Motivation and Engaging Older Adult Participation in Exercise
Activity Burst: Chair Exercises
Afternoon
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Master Trainer Benefits of Muscular Strength, Endurance and Power Training
Activity Burst: Balance Exercises
Tracy Rand, Fit 2 Age Contraindications and Exercising with Chronic Conditions
Sandra Gordon, MRU Collaborating with Community Partners and Stakeholders
Wrap-up and Thank you

Research to Action 2014

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Friday, June 20

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Jim Weese, Clara Fitzgerald Welcome, Introductions and Instructor Recognition
Dawn Gill, Michael Gregory Top FIVE research articles
Leslie McAdam Creative Cardio
Melanie Stuckey Program Design, Function vs. Chronic Condition-Specific Exercise Classes
Afternoon
Clara Fitzgerald Home-Based Approaches and Exercise in all Seasons
Kathy Myers Expand your Toolkit
Tony Johnston Let’s Get Moving! Exercise Class

Saturday, June 21

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald Meet Centenarian Hanna Spencer
Alan Salmoni Exercise as Medicine, Disease Prevention and Management
Clara Fitzgerald Physical Activity and the Brain
Afternoon
Debbie Devries Choreography - Practice Makes Perfect
Lindsay Siple Sedentary Behaviour Knowledge for all Physical Activity Promoters
Diana Londono Incorporating Yoga Techniques
Leslie McAdam Muscular Training
Sarah Merkel The Role of Exercise in Falls Prevention

Research to Action 2013

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Friday, May 31

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Nancy Revie Morning Energizer
Liza Stathokostas Top Research Articles
Jennifer Wilson PARC/OPHEA Research Update
Afternoon Elective Workshops
Leslie McAdam, Mary Anne McCoy Option 1: Get on the Floor
Sarah Merkel Option 2: Promoting Class Adherence
Tamar Meyer Option 3: Mental Health Workshop
Bonus Workshops
Shannon Belfry Option 1: Grant Writing
Leslie McAdam, Sarah Merkel Option 2: New SFIC Manual
Toni Johnston Option 3: Sample Seniors' Fitness Class

Saturday, June 1

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Jan Sims Morning Address
Morning Sessions - Special Conditions
Clara Fitzgerald Lung Health and Exercise
Rose Johnston Parkinson's and Exercise
Kathy Meyer
Afternoon Elective Workshops
Leslie McAdam Option 1: One Class - Difference Abilities
Sykes Canada Team Option 2: Motivation and Health Coaching
Clara Fitzgerald Option 3: Networking Show and Share

Research to Action 2012

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Friday, July 13

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Daniel Keir Top Ten Physical Activity Research Articles
Jeff Timmermans Miles for Memories
Geoff Power Use it or Lose it Holds True in Old Age
Older Adult Motivation Panel
Afternoon Elective Workshops
Leslie McAdam Functional Ativity Measures
Sarah Merkel, Christina Wiggers, Ben Roberts, Jeremy Fernandes Strength and Power Training
Noah Koblinsky Walking and Gait Retraining

Saturday, July 14

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald, Debbie DeVries Lung Health and Exercise
Sarah Merkel, Christina Wiggers, Ben Roberts, Jeremy Fernandes Strength and Power Training
Leslie McAdam Cardio, Cardio, and More Cardio
Afternoon Elective Workshops
Sarah Merkel, Christina Wiggers Balls and Balance
Leslie McAdam Postural Assessment and Training
Nancy Revie Exercising and Eats

Research to Action 2011

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Friday, June 24

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Jim Waite, Men's National and Olympic Curling Coach Keynote Address
-- The Role of Leisure for Chinese Immigrants Living in the Greater Toronot Area
-- Physial Activity Counselling and Exercise Prescription for Individuals with Diabetes
-- Motivation: What is it? Watch the Trailer
Afternoon Elective Workshops
-- Parkinson's and Exercise
-- Cardio, Cardio, and More Cardio
-- Physical Activity: The BEST Way to Prevent Falls

Saturday, June 25

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Don Paterson, Mary Duggan, Clara Fitzgerald Physical Activity Guidelines Panel Discussion
-- Incorporating Yoga Poses into Your Fitness Class
-- Cardio, Cardio, and More Cardio (Repeat from Friday)
-- Posture, Osteoporosis and Exercise
Afternoon Elective Workshops
-- Elite Mind Performance for Older Adults - Grow Your Brain
Angus Shuttleworth, Chartered Accountant
Jeff Boris, Marketing Expert
Toni Johnston, Certified CCAA Trainer
Starting, Growing, and Thriving Your Fitness Business
Victoria Meredith, Patti Hinton, Sue Leat Optimizing Communication with Your Participants

Research to Action 2010

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Friday, June 18

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Kevin Shoemaker, Neurovascular Research Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Western University Keynote Address: Exercise, Aging, and the Brain
Dr. David Cunningham, School of Kinesiology and Department of Physiology, Western University Can You Walk the Walk?
Melanie Stuckey, Coordinator, Let's Talk Science Partnership Program, Western University Love Your Heart
Linda Norton, Rehab Education Coordinator and Margot McWhirter --
Grad Student Project Competition Winning Presentation --
Afternoon Elective Workshops
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Program Director Choice A: Alzheimer's and Exercise - What are we forgetting? (Low-Moderate)
Leslie McAdam, CCAA Program Coordinator Improving Stability on the Ball and Mat! (High)
Chelsie Free, CCAA Kinesiologist Fall Prevention Physical Activity Workshop (Low)
CCAA Trainer Panel Trainers dicuss and answer questions about special topics related to fitness for older adults

Saturday, June 19

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Program Director Choice A: Restorative Care Refresher - Maximizing Client Potential (Low)
Leslie McAdam, CCAA Program Coordinator Choice B: Post Rehab Exercise for Stroke Fast Track (Low)
Sarah Merkel, CCAA Project Coordinator Choice C: Balls, Bands, and Balance (High and Low)
Chelsie Free, CCAA Kinesiologist Choice D: Improving Stability on the Ball and Mat! (Repeat from Day 1 (High)
Afternoon Elective Workshops
Dana Van Gorp, CCAA Program Coordinator Choice A: Fall Prevention Physical Activity Workshop (Low-Moderate)
Leslie McAdam, CCAA Program Coordinator Choice B: Functional Activity Measures for Older Adults (High and Low)
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Program Director Choice C: Alzheimer's and Exercise - What are we Forgetting? (Low)
Sarah Merkel, CCAA Project Coordinator Choice D: Nordic Pole Walking Certification Course (High)
*Additional $100 fee for certification, includes poles

Research to Action 2009

Research: July 17, 2009

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Dr. Quincy Almeida, Director, Movement Disorders Research & Rehabilitation Centre, Wilfred Laurier University Choice A: Restorative Care Refresher - Maximizing Client Potential (Low)
Ann Hutchison, Director of Media Relations, Western University Working with the Media
Rachel Dean, PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Victoria Examining Older Adults Beliefs About Strength Training
Afternoon Elective Workshops
Matt Quin, Communications Specialist, Western University Marketing to Older Adults
Julia Murias, PhD Candidate, Western University Cardiovascular responses to Edurance Training: Age and Sex-Specific Adaptations
Patricia Clark, National Executive Director, Active Living Coalition for Older Adults Physical Activity for Older Adult Cancer Survivors

Action: July 18, 2009

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Program Director Option 1: Post Rehab Exercise for Stroke (PRES) Workshop
Leslie Brown, CCAA Program Specialist and Trainer Option 2: Functional Activity Measures Workshop
Chelsie Free, Kinesiologist, CCAA Option 3: Balls, Bands, and Balance for Active Aging Workshop
Afternoon Elective Workshops
-- Option 1: Higher Functioning Senior Fitness Class
-- Option 2: Lower Functioning Senior Fitness Class

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