Promoting physical activity
Offer an Exercise Class
A fun way of engaging seniors is to offer an exercise class. You can even organize weekly sessions during November and offer different types of exercise to encourage them to try something new. Consider tai chi, ballroom dance, line dancing and yoga along with low-impact aerobic exercise. You can also partner with physical activity leaders to incorporate falls prevention information in their sessions.
Organize a special time for seniors to bowl at the local bowling alley. During the event, you can provide some educational resources and offer a short presentation about falls prevention. Bowling is a great activity for increasing balance and also offers a wonderful opportunity for socializing.
You can organize a Wii Challenge for a group of seniors. Many of the Wii Sports games, such as bowling and tennis, are wonderful activities for increasing balance and strength. You can offer prizes donated by local businesses and provide educational information at a display or during a brief presentation.