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Displays for promoting physical activity

Handouts for Seniors

Ideas for Display

  • Finding Balance photos and artwork
  • Provide a variety of equipment for participants to try (i.e. Bocce balls, badminton racquets, skipping ropes).
  • Information on different types of activities
  • Endurance activities (walking, cycling, hiking)
  • Flexibility activities (stretching, Tai Chi, golf, yoga)
  • Strength and balance activities
  • Information on locally offered activity programs i.e. Tai Chi, water aerobics, yoga, dancing, mall walking, etc.
  • Images of active seniors

Ideas for active participation

  • Set up an area to allow participants to evaluate their risk of falling:
  • Timed-Up-and-Go Test
  • Display examples of pedometers for participants to try.
  • A pedometer toolkit for loan is available from the Alberta Centre for Active Living
  • Offer an exercise class, bowling, Wii Challenge.
  • Partner with a local gym that would hold fitness classes for seniors.

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