Forever in Motion is a physical activity program for older adults that takes place at the Wynyard Civic Centre. Come out and join in! For more information about FiM or to join a class, phone the Wynayrd Leisure Services Office at 306-554-3661.
Forever…in motion is a health promotion initiative that helps older adults become physically active through volunteer-led physical activity groups.
Promoting physical activity to the older adult community is a key strategy of Forever…in motion. As our older adult population increases so does the impact on our healthcare system. One of the greatest health risks for older adults is sedentary living (World Health Organization, 1997).
The Forever…in motion Older Adult strategy is to improve and maintain the health of older adults living in the community through support, education, research, partnerships and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. The strategy focuses primarily on individuals living in seniors’ congregate housing and condominiums or those that attend churches, day programs and community association programs.
Mission: To improve and/or maintain the health of older adults living in the community through education and physical activity.
The primary goals of the Forever…in motion Older Adult strategy are to:
- facilitate and coordinate the support required for older adults, with a focus on physical activity and healthy eating.
- improve and maintain the health of older adults living in the community.
- increase access to community based physical activity opportunities for older adults.
- ensure sustainability of the older adult Forever…in motion programs.
Visit www.in-motion.ca/pages/content/older-adults-forever-in-motion for more information!
What FIM Participants Have to Say:
“I feel stronger in my arms and shoulders. I enjoy the social element, the support from fellow participants and the respect for each person’s level of ability”
“More active and physically in better shape. Am more sociable”
“Muscle tone really build up. Improved stamina; lots of energy”
“Definitely increased flexibility and muscle strength”
“Better balance. Stronger upper arms”