Get Fit For Active Living Demonstration Project

Evaluating a Canadian Physical Activity Education Program

Get Fit for Active Living Project

  • With funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aging, the CCAA conducted a multi-site study that is getting older adults across Canada fit for active living!
  • The objective of the project was to evaluate the Canadian developed Get Fit for Active Living (GFAL) 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.
  • Adults 65 years and older from five cities in Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario participated in this project that determined long-term functional fitness changes and program adherence.   We are excited to have completed 12 month follow-up assessments with our older adult volunteers and we are busy getting study results ready for publication!
  • We were pleased to be able to offer the GFAL program to communities across Canada. By adopting a physically active and healthy lifestyle, older adults can continue to be engaged in their community for years to come.
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For more information, please contact study coordinator Dr. Liza Stathokostas at (1) 519-661-4074.

Study Investigators

Research Assistants

Rob Little, Matt McDonald, Tara Clark

Sites

Team Calgary - GFAL Facilitator - Tracy Rand
Team Edmonton - GFAL Facilitator - Trudy Housen
Team Winnipeg - GFAL Facilitator - Jen Watson; Felicia Khaw
Team London - GFAL Facilitators - Mary Anne McCoy; Susan Paddick
Team Hamilton - GFAL Facilitators - Brenda Reilly; Janice Rischke

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Contact

Don Paterson
Research Director
519.661.1606
dpaterso@uwo.ca

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