Conference focused on keeping aging population active


By Communications Staff
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Reserve your spot for The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging Research to Action: Activity and Aging Continuing Education Conference June 18-19.
The conference is not limited to CCAA-trained individuals; it is open to anyone with an interest in the field of physical activity and aging. The two-day event will be held at London Hall, located at The University of Western Ontario.
The registration deadline is June 16 and cost is $150 for one day, and $200 for two days. All conference registration fees include 5% GST.
Those signing up for the Urban Poling Certification Course (day two) must purchase poles at an additional fee of $100.
The schedule for conference includes:
Friday, June 18 – Get Inspired and Get Moving
Listen to the dynamic Kevin Shoemaker from the University of Western Ontario discuss exercise, aging and their effects on the brain. Learn about the latest advances in physical activity and aging from top researchers working at the forefront of this rapidly evolving field.
Other highlights include Loving your Heart and the Skinny on Pole Walking, as well as information on the latest advances in rehabilitation from experts at Shoppers Home Health. Choose from a variety of fun and dynamic workshops and wind down with informative presentations and a question and answer period during the Trainer Discussion Panel.
Saturday, June 19 – Brush up on your skills
Choose from a variety of morning and afternoon workshops, including post-rehab exercise for stroke fast track, fall prevention physical activity, Alzheimer’s and exercise, and nordic pole walking certification.
Click on the Register link to download the Conference Registration Form (PDF). For more information contact Sarah Merkel at or phone 519-661-2029.
A block of rooms have been reserved on site at Essex Hall Residence at Western. The special conference rate is just $50/night and includes free breakfast. Click on the Accommodations link to learn more about the residence. Be sure to mention you are with the "Aging Conference" when booking.
To book your room, contact Patty Scheerer, Conference Services, at 519-661-3545 or e-mail

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