Finding Balance Campaign 2018
Events Finding Balance Campaign 2018:
Finding Balance Media Launch Event
Slogan: The Trip You Shouldn’t Take!
Date: November 1st , 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Mill Woods Senior Centre [view map]
Join us as we kick off Seniors’ Falls Prevention Month. Learn what you can do to prevent falls and stay independent. There will be snacks, guest speakers and activities.
Practitioner Day: A Foundation for Strength & Balance
Do you work with seniors and want to know more about preventing falls? Join us for a free, full-day of learning and networking. Learn specific types of strength and balance exercises that are proven to reduce fall risks. Get more information and sign-up here.
Date: November 14, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00pm
Focus for 2018: Challenge Your Balance. Build Strength. Be Active
In 2018, a new Finding Balance program brochure was created, with more details about how to Challenge your Balance, Build Strength and Be Active to prevent falls. These can be used with our NEW information sheet on Strength and Balance, Everyday Exercises poster and exercise cards. All are available at findingbalancealberta.ca.
Challenges for Seniors: November 1st – 30th, 2018
Be Active Challenge: Guide & Tracker Sheet
Guide, toolkit, and tracker sheets were created for Practitioners to educate, engage, and encourage seniors to BE ACTIVE, CHALLENGE BALANCE and BUILD STRENGTH.
You can find more information and order toolkits here.
Join the Finding Balance BE ACTIVE Challenge on UWALK
As an individual or group we encourage you to join the Finding Balance BE ACTIVE Challenge and log your minutes of activity for the month of November. The goal is to encourage 400 Alberta seniors to log their activity and make the round trip from Alberta to South America in 30 days.
Sponsors & Supporters:
We would like to recognize the commitment and contribution of our outstanding Sponsors: Global Edmonton, Alberta Blue Cross, Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), Mill Woods Senior Association, College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Supporters: Provincial Injury Prevention Program, UWALK, Physical Culture
Social Media – Share Your Events and Stories
We’d love to hear about events in your facility, community, or town! Don’t forget to join on us on social media, use hashtags #FindingBalance, #StayIndependent, #PreventFalls, #KeepActive, #CheckYourVision, and #ReviewYourMeds to tag the campaign. We are now on Instagram! Check out our page @findingbalanceab.