Engaging the Aging: Physical Activity and Older Adults

Engaging the Aging: Physical Activity and Older Adults

By 2036, the number of older adults (over 65) in Canada is projected to reach between 9.9 million and 10.9 million, more than double the number of 4.7 million in 2009.

Engaging the Aging is specifically designed for individuals/organizations who are developing, implementing, or supporting older adult physical activity programming or who are advocating for and informing policy for older adult physical activity.

This workshop aligns closely with the “Physical Activity and Older Adults: A Step by Step Guide” resource. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the what, the why, the how, and the what now of physical activity for older adults.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Engaging and motivating older adults
  • Safe and appropriate activities for older adults
  • The benefits of being active
  • Prevention and management of chronic diseases
  • Injury prevention
  • Mental health

If you are interested in scheduling an in-person workshop, please contact PARC at parc@ophea.net for pricing information.

This workshop is also available in French, Favoriser l’activité physique chez les personnes âgées.

A modified version of this workshop is also available as a recorded webinar, Engaging the Aging: Physical Activity for Older Adults (Webinar).