Physical Literacy and Older Adults Workshop: Port Weller Community Centre

Physical Literacy and Older Adults Workshop: Port Weller Community Centre
May 16th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Are you an Activity Leader or Health and Social Service Provider working with Adults 55+? This is your last chance to attend a free workshop that will change the way you think about physical activity for older adults. During this half-day workshop, you will take part in an interactive session that will help you to define physical literacy, the key barriers to participation for older adults and how to address them, and how to use the 5 + 5 program characteristics to design and deliver quality programs for older adults.

Register now, spaces are limited: https://sportforlife-sportpourlavie.ca/catalog_classroom_detail.php?courseid=40

Background:
The City of St. Catharines and Sport for Life have partnered for a 2-year grant to develop a physical literacy approach for older people to increase physical activity, reduce chronic disease, and improve health. This project also aims to collect baseline data about physical literacy, create an assessment for physical literacy in partnership with Sunnybrook Hospital, and build more pathways for physical literacy in the community.

The focus of physical literacy is to develop resilience by managing conditions, maximizing physical literacy, and maintaining fitness. Benefits of physical activity include activating the brain to learn new skills and movements, building confidence, protecting the brain, and promoting psychological wellbeing and social connectedness.

This project dovetails with the work of the Age-Friendly Niagara Network, and project partners have connected with Action Group 2 (Recreation, Learning and Leisure), whose goal is to facilitate an active and positive lifestyle for all older people.

Susan Jurbala | Project Lead – PL for Older Adults
Sport for Life
susan@sportforlife.ca

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