Canadian Centre for Activity and Agine

Community Outreach Staff

An important goal of the CCAA was the development of an extensive community outreach division to apply activity and aging research findings to community programs to ultimately promote the independence of older adults.

Community Outreach Objectives

  1. Develop model activity programs that are applications of research findings that will increase the activity levels of older adults and encourage maintenance of an independent lifestyle;
  2. Disseminate evidence-based physical activity leadership courses and workshops provincially, nationally and internationally;
  3. Be recognized as having the gold-standard certification for instructors of exercise programming for older adults;
  4. Provide exercise testing and exercise prescriptions for the community, both for internal and outreach programs, and educate and train exercise specialists for careers in this area;
  5. Provide, through courses, seminars, workshops, the opportunity for physical activity advocates and leaders, including older adults, to develop expertise in physical activity for older adults;
  6. Establish and maintain partnerships with agencies that provide physical activity programs for seniors;
  7. Develop strategies to engage a larger segment of older adults, who do not normally participate in fitness activities;
  8. Act as consultants to assist communities in addressing physical inactivity among older adults.
Shannon Belfry

Shannon Belfry

Applied Research Coordinator

The Mount, 108
519-661-2029
shannon.belfry@uwo.ca

Lella Blumer

Office Administrator

The Mount, 106
519-661-1603
lblumer2@uwo.ca

Sarah Cartwright

Sarah Cartwright

Certification Coordinator

The Mount, 108
519-661-2059
scartwr3@uwo.ca

Debbie Devries

Debbie Devries

Project Assistant, Fitness Appraiser

The Mount, 119
519-661-2059
ddevries@uwo.ca

Leslie McAdam

Leslie McAdam

Education Coordinator

The Mount, 108
519-661-1607
lbrown59@uwo.ca

Mary Anne McCoy

Mary Anne McCoy

Volunteer Coordinator, Fitness Appraiser

The Mount, 110
519-661-1603
mmccoy2@uwo.ca

Kathy Meyer

Kathy Meyer

Fitness Appraiser

The Mount, 119
519-661-1603

Christy Micallef

Admin Officer

The Mount, 110
519-661-1609
cmicall3@uwo.ca

Susan Paddick

Susan Paddick

Fitness Coordinator

The Mount, 110
519-661-1603
spaddick@uwo.ca

Dana Van Gorp

Dana Van Gorp

Communications Specialist

The Mount, 109
519-661-1633
dlepage@uwo.ca