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Older Adult Active Living

Impacts Entire Province

RADF Investment: $55,000

Other Investment: $60,000

Total Investment: $115,000

Project Period: June 2008–February 2010

Community Development Community Development
Sports, Recreation or Culture Sports, Recreation or Culture

T: 780.415.1744
E: physicalculture@hotmail.com

Project Description

The Older Adult Active Living program provided training to practitioners, leaders, and volunteers who delivered physical activity and active living strategies to older adults living in rural seniors housing. Participants were taught how to maintain and improve seniors' functional abilities, enhance their well-being, and help them be functionally independent. They were also given practical and realistic strategies and program ideas to incorporate into their own local programs.

Expected Outcomes and Benefits

All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits:     

  • Improve well-being, function, health, and independence in older adults
  • Increase capacity to meet the needs of seniors based on their unique housing situations
  • Provide training and resources for local people willing to provide the service
  • Provide course material to service providers, leaders, and volunteers in rural communities across the province