Gerontological Society of America
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Recruiting and Retaining Effective Instructors for Physical Activity Programs
This brief focuses on the challenge of recruiting and retaining qualified physical activity instructors for older adults.
“Prevention of Falls in the Elderly Population”
Facts about falls in elderly Canadians as well as detailed preventative measures for persons in various physical stages.
Fear of Falling: “A Matter of Balance”
The primary objective of the intervention “A Matter of Balance” was to reduce fear of falling. The secondary aim was to increase physical, social and functional activity.
Strength Training by Older Persons: “Strong for Life”
Study aimed to design, implement and experimentally evaluate an in-home, muscle strength and balance program designed for older persons with some degree of physical disability.
Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor Certificate
This program is designed to provide physical activity instructors and health care professionals with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to develop and implement fall risk reduction programs in their communities.