Activity and Aging News

  • Here’s how to get active as a senior

    December 10, 2019

    Only 16 per cent of Canadians meet the government’s physical activity guidelines, which require 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise every week, according to Statistics Canada. And experts say that as we get older, staying active becomes even more important.

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  • Free HIGH FIVE training offered at the CCAA

    October 28, 2019

    On Tuesday, November 26, the CCAA will offer complimentary training in HIGH FIVE's Principles of Healthy Aging to 25 individuals. Participants selected for the free session are required to complete feedback regarding the training and offer the Principles of Healthy Aging in their communities.

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  • Seniors teaching seniors to get fit

    April 25, 2019

    The CCAA recently partnered with Go P.E.I. to get more older adults in communities in Prince Edward Island active. Newly trained TEP and Ball facilitators will partner with P.E.I. assisted living facilities to expand the reach of the program by training seniors and staff members to deliver classes in their facilities.

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  • Hear and meet BodyBreak stars at R2A 2019!

    March 20, 2019

    The CCAA is celebrating 30 years of activity and aging at R2A 2019 with a little help from our friends Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod from BodyBreak!

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  • All exercise intensities benefit older brains

    February 28, 2019

    Older adults who engage in short bursts of physical activity can experience a boost in brain health even if the activity is carried out at a reasonably low intensity, according to a new Western study.

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