Training for Seniors’ Recreation Leaders

November is Falls Prevention Month!

Recreation PEI will be hosting a series of training for leaders of seniors’ recreation programming. Training will be offered in both Charlottetown and Kensington. Limited space is available.

Registration Deadline: November 2, 2020 (all courses need a minimum of 5 participants). Must pre-register by emailing: info@recreationpei.ca.

ROYALTY CENTRE, CHARLOTTETOWN:

Wednesday, November 4 – Tiered Exercise Program (TEP)
1:00pm-5:00pm, Room 234
$45 +hst ($55 +hst non-members), maximum 10 participants

Thursday, November 5 – HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Aging (PHA)
9:00am-5:00pm, Room 125
$45 +hst ($55 +hst non-members), maximum 15 participants

Friday, November 6 – Ball Training for Fitness Leaders (Balls)
9:00am-11:00am, Room 125
$30 +hst ($40 +hst non-members), maximum 15 participants

Friday, November 6 – Falls Prevention Workshop (Falls)
1:00pm-4:00pm, Room 125
$45 +hst ($55 +hst non-members0, maximum 15 participants

 

MURRAY CHRISTIAN CENTRE, KENSINGTON:

Thursday, November 5 – Tiered Exercise Program (TEP)
9:00am-1:00pm
$45 +hst ($55 +hst non-members), maximum 15 participants

Friday, November 6 – HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Aging (PHA)
9:00am-5:00pm
$45 +hst ($55 +hst non-members), maximum 15 participants

Monday, November 9 – Falls Prevention Workshop (Falls)
9:00am-12:00pm
$45 +hst ($55 +hst non-members), maximum 15 participants

Monday, November 9 – Ball Training for Fitness Leaders (Balls)
1:00pm-3:00pm
$30 +hst ($40 +hst non-members), maximum 15 participants

 

COURSE INFORMATION:

HIGH FIVE®  Principles of Healthy Aging (PHA)
This one-day training provides insights into the unique needs of older adults when participating in recreation or leisure activities in municipal or retirement communities. It provides evidence-based approaches to improve the experience of participants by implementing the HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Aging. Topics include ageism, program planning, and the importance that physical literacy plays in sustained long-term health, increased social connectedness, improved general mental and physical well-being and a better quality of life.
Who should take PHA? Anyone involved in delivering recreational programs to older adults can benefit from this training, including fitness instructors, staff at community/long term care facilities, community recreation staff, etc.

Tiered Exercise Program (TEP)
Very frail, sedentary older adults who have lost significant physical capacity can improve functional mobility and experience the accompanying physical and mental health benefits by engaging in a simple progressive exercise program. Students learn 3 program tiers, each comprised of 10 simple, progressive exercises designed to improve mobility levels of individuals with varying levels of frailty.
Who should take TEP? Fitness instructors and trainers, front-line staff, caregivers and family members who engage with frail older adults.

Ball Training for Fitness Leaders (BALL)
Small exercise balls can be used to add variety and to progress strength in functional mobility programs. They can also be used to enhance older adults’ balance and flexibility. Fitness Leaders will explore ways to include small balls into exercise programs for both high and lower functioning participants.
Who should take BALL? Fitness instructors and trainers who engage with older adults.

Falls Prevention Workshop  (Falls) – presented by Sport Centre Physiotherapy
When a senior is injured from a fall it often results in physical, social and emotional trauma and loss of independence. Active, physically strong seniors have a better chance of avoiding and/or recovering from a fall-related injury. This workshop is designed to help you initiate effective fall prevention initiatives in your community or facility. Training Topics Include; Home and environmental screening for fall hazards, Screening tools to identify individuals with high fall risks, Falls prevention exercise programs, Hands-on exercise demonstrations.
Who should take Falls Prevention Workshop? Staff in community care, long-term care or retirement facilities and fitness instructors and trainers who engage with older adults.

Registration Deadline: November 2, 2020 (all courses need a minimum of 5 participants). Must pre-register by emailing: info@recreationpei.ca.