The CCAA is moving to a new home | November 05, 2018The CCAA will be moving to Elborn College prior to the summer of 2020 when the current lease expires. Rest assured staff and faculty are working tirelessly to secure adequate parking and to ensure that renovations will optimize CCAA mandates in research, teaching and program offerings.
Seniors' simple falls prompt costly paramedic visits | September 10, 2018New research led by Health Studies professor Aleksandra Zecevic shows that London-area paramedics are spending at least a month's worth of time each year literally picking up seniors who have called emergency services for help in getting up after a fall.
CCAA welcomes Cardiac Fitness Institute members | March 27, 2018The CCAA, in consultation with London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), is pleased to have developed new fitness opportunities at the CCAA as a meaningful option for members of LHSC’s Cardiac Fitness Institute (CFI), which is slated to close on April 27, 2018.
Bringing healthy aging to the community | March 09, 2018500 Londoners stay limber, mobile and active, minimize disease and maximize their independence by participating in fitness classes available two or three times a week at Western’s Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging.
CCAA Receives Funding from OSRCF | August 21, 2017The CCAA is pleased to announce it has received funding from the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund (2017-18) . This project will support exercise program development and implementation for older adults with mobility challenges.
Leave an Extraordinary Legacy | May 01, 2017May is Leave a Legacy Month. Commit to supporting programs and services that helped you and other adults in the London community remain healthy and active throughout their retirement years.
Master Class - Sage Magazine Feature | May 23, 2017CCAA program director Clara Fitzgerald was interviewed recently for a feature article in the summer issue of Sage magazine, a publication from the National Association of Federal Retirees.
Activity key for healthy aging | May 08, 2017Every week, close to 500 Londoners ranging in age from their late 50s to their mid-90s participate in fitness classes at the CCAA. The energy in the gym is infectious, and it spills over into the weight room and down the hall, clearly demonstrating the benefits of maintaining physical fitness as you age.
Dr. Peter Rechnitzer, CCAA co-founder, dies at 91 | April 17, 2017The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) is sad to announce the passing of CCAA co-founder, Dr. Peter Rechnitzer on April 15, 2017.
Healthy social activity for seniors | February 14, 2017A team of senior fitness instructors is keeping Cornwall's aging population fit, active and connected to their community through their Senior Fit classes at the Benson Centre.
London area doctor creates a prescription form for exercise and nutrition | November 23, 2016A London area doctor has designed a unique prescription form to make it easy for his colleagues to prescribe not medication, but exercise and nutrition. And he has support from the region’s medical officer of health.
96-year-old CCAA participant is still horseback riding | October 25, 2016Dinnie Greenway loves riding horses, and she's not letting a little thing like age stop her. She says horseback riding is an addiction that has kept her going her whole life.
CCAA helping improve senior fitness levels in PEI | November 18, 2015A New Horizons Grant will enable go!PEI to increase its low-cost, physical activity programming options for older adults all across the Island, by training a group of 16 Islanders in the CCAA's Seniors' Fitness Instructor Course.
Advancing Alzheimer research | October 28, 2015The research of two promising, young Western students receives support and recognition from the Foundation of the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex
Aging alert! If you don’t move it, you could lose it | August 05, 2015Did you know? Falls are the leading cause of hospital admissions for older Canadians. Daily movement and exercise helps to reduce the incidence of falls associated with the increasingly sedentary lifestyles of Canadian seniors.
R2A Student Experience | May 12, 2015Health Sciences student, Billy Tran, shares his experience at the CCAA's 2014 Research to Action Conference at Western University.
Reconnecting cities and an aging population | May 06, 2015Stefanie Kuhn, looks to apply the lessons learned from London’s Cherryhill Village Mall to her work on urban planning for an aging population at Cambridge University.
Building a better hip implant | March 10, 2015A team of Western University undergrads has invented a sensor that can detect implant loosening following hip replacement surgery. This device could be a game changer for hip replacements in the future.
Western Set to Lead Bone and Joint Research | November 05, 2014Western University recently announced a generous investment to support a multidisciplinary approach to bone and joint research.
Outdoor Fitness for Seniors | July 23, 2014Fun and functional, 8-week outdoor exercise program, led by a certified senior fitness instructor.Starts August 5 at the Middlesex Centre Wellness and Recreation Complex, Komoka.
CCAA helping dementia sufferers stay active | March 13, 2014Western's Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging is playing a key role in unveiling a physical activity and mental awareness program for individuals in the early to mid-stages of dementia.
Meet CCAA Centenarian, Hanna Spencer, at R2A 2014! | June 03, 2014CCAA centenarian, Hanna Spencer, will be in attendance for a special meet and greet this year to mark her 101st year and the CCAA’s 25th Anniversary!
New Dementia and Exercise Workshop Launch Date Set | June 03, 2014Functional Exercise for Dementia (FE4D) teaches fitness professionals to maximize functional outcomes in dementia and Alzheimer clients by leading effective exercise programs within a variety of settings.
Classes Cancelled Due to Extreme Weather | January 07, 2014Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold weather alert and as a result all Tuesday January 7th exercise classes have been cancelled. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 8. Stay warm!
Milestone Birthday for Longtime Member | December 13, 2013On December 13 CCAA staff and participants celebrated Hanna Spencer's 100th birthday. Hanna has been an energetic and vibrant participant in the 8:15 am class for over 20 years and continues to impress everyone with her enthusiasm and dedication to exercise.