If you are interested in participating in Choose to Move, visit www.choosetomove.ca today!
Choose to Move is not a “one-size-fits-all,” prescriptive program; instead, it combines a person-centred approach with opportunities for seniors to connect. Seniors develop a personalized action plan with an ‘activity coach’. Seniors choose activities based on physical capacity and their personal preferences. Activities range from fitness classes offered in local communities (e.g., Tai Chi, chair yoga) to individual or group activities (e.g., gardening, walking). Seniors learn to monitor and adjust their goals and activities--a lifelong skill--with support from their activity coach. Facilitated group meetings provide a space for participants to share experiences, ideas and information (e.g. self-care) and to actively engage with their community.
In partnership with large and small community organizations, since 2014 the Active Aging Society delivered Choose to Move across all five health authorities to 6,000+ seniors at about 70 community sites through about 600 programs. We did so in close collaboration with about 100 partner organizations, over 150 organization leads, and about 100 trained activity coaches.
Choose to Move was developed by Professor Heather McKay, Associate Professor Joanie Sims-Gould and the Active Aging Research Team at the University of British Columbia. The Active Aging Society stewards Choose to Move.
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