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.
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Check out the FIM Start Up Guidelines. This straight forward guide is a useful tool when starting classes in September. Please note that in the start up guide it had stated that class size (including the instructor) should be restricted to 15 – with the change to the provincial guidelines FIM classes can now have up to 30 people in them (including the instructor), provided you are still able to maintain the 2 meters of physical distance between everyone.
The Community Program Screening Questionaire is provided to display at the entrance of your class and/or facility to ensure it is safe to enter and participate in or lead the exercise group, prior to the start of every class. The posters below are available to copy and post: physical distancing and proper hand washing techniques.
Please follow all the recommended guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. Please continue to call or e-mail the following if you have more questions, concerns or just want to run something by them:
Kimberly Willison 306-844-4081 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kereen Lazurko 306-844-4082 email@example.com
Kim Nicholls and Sabrina Logan 306-844-4083 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Brenda Chomyn 306-655-2454 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).