The following is a July 2021 message from the team at Forever …in motion
Great news! We have been relieved of our re-deployment duties as contact tracers and we are back with the Community Older Adult team and Forever…in motion!! We have missed you all terribly and would LOVE to hear from you. We will be gradually calling our main contact for each Forever…in motion site to see how you are doing, if you are currently running classes and if not, if you plan to start up again in the fall. For those of you interested in starting up again we would like to support you in any way we can, but please feel free to contact us first! We are still working from home so you can e-mail us or call our numbers at Market Mall, leave a message, and we will call you back ASAP. But please also remember it is summer and we all have vacation planned so if you don’t hear from us right away or get an out of office, feel free to contact another member of the team if it is urgent.
We have attached FIM Reopening Guidelines, July 2021 with some things to consider when you are starting up your Forever…in motion classes again. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns. As always, if you feel you would like some support as you get ready to start up your classes please feel free to reach out. We are more than happy to help you figure out how to make your classes as safe as possible!
You can also refer to the Government of Saskatchewan website for more information about Saskatchewan’s Re-Opening Roadmap. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/public-health-measures/public-health-orders#current-public-health-orders
As we get back into the swing of things we are planning on starting Forever…in motion classes and posts again on Facebook. We will be having live classes Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. These are saved on Facebook and can be watched at a later time or date. The link to join is https://www.facebook.com/groups/716435232463229. The first class will be Tuesday, July 20th with Kim so we hope you can all tune in to say HI!
It looks like all our programming will start back up in September so stay tuned for more information about a leader refresher in September. I’m sure we all feel like we could use a refresher (for some of us it has been 18 months since we taught last). A leader refresher seems like the best place to start! We will also start looking at setting up leader training for the fall as well.
Forever…in motion is a health promotion initiative that helps older adults become physically active through volunteer-led physical activity groups. The Forever…in motion Older Adult strategy is to improve and maintain the health of older adults living in the community through support, education, research, partnerships and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. The strategy focuses primarily on individuals living in seniors’ congregate housing and condominiums or those that attend churches, day programs and community association programs.
Promoting physical activity to the older adult community is a key strategy of Forever…in motion. As our older adult population increases so does the impact on our healthcare system. One of the greatest health risks for older adults is sedentary living (World Health Organization, 1997).