Active for Life

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Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador, in partnership with Memorial University’s School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Launched Active for Life on April 21st, 2017, a physical activity program designed to reduce the risk of falls in older adults, where we trained 12 individuals from across the province.

Physical activity is important for older adults to maintain health and quality of life. Regular physical activity offsets some of the negative changes that typically occur with agin, such as chronic diseases, muscle weakness and mobility issues. Active for Life focuses on physical activity as a way to maintain health and improve quality of life by increasing mobility, developing muscle strength, improving balance, and reducing falls risk among older adults as well as developing friendships. This program consists of a warm-up, strengthening exercises, balance exercises, obstacle course that will test many different skills and abilities and a cool down.

 

We are looking for community leaders to take part and learn more about the falls risk for older adults and learn how to reduce the risk through physical activity programming. By completing this training workshop, you will gain the knowledge and ability to deliver a physical activity program to older adults with the intent of building strength, balance, and to decrease the risk of falling.

Interested in becoming an Active for Life Trainer? Email Megan Cummings at megancummings@recreationnl.com

Active for Life Trainers:

  • Rebecca MacDonald (West)
  • Kelli Lannon (West)
  • Wanda Merrigan  (West)
  • Robin Wight (West)
  • Jerry Knee (Central)
  • Sharon Pelley (Central)
  • Stacey Roberts (Avalon)
  • Jen Temple (Avalon)
  • Allison Power (Avalon)
  • Christine Edmunds (Avalon)
  • Georgia Smith (Avalon)
  • Karen Oldford (Labrador)

More information coming soon!