Active Older Adult
Currently certified Aqua, Group or Resistance Instructors can expand their knowledge to teach Active Older Adults. This enhancement course teaches the physiological, biological and social changes affecting older adults. Principles will be applied to help you motivate and educate your older participants to develop strength, balance and coordination to improve active daily living skills.
Active Older Adult Redesign
It is estimated that by the year 2031, 20 % of Canada’s population will be older than 65 years old and unfortunately, the majority of people in this age group are not active enough to realize health benefits and as such, a great load is put upon our health care and long-term care resources. By the 1980’s the Canadian government recognized that costs associated with institutionalization were drastically escalating and that different ways were needed to manage health care costs. The MFC Active Older Adult course prepares you to work with older adults.
We have changed the format for the delivery of this course as well as incorporated a new textbook and resources. It allows you to take the course at home and just attend a 1 day practical session before you write the exam.
The new format for this course includes an at-home/distance education component which MUST be completed prior to attending the 8-hour in-class session. The at-home manual and text MUST be purchased at the MFC office prior to attending this program. As with all MFC certification courses, a written exam and practical evaluation are required after completing this course, in order to gain this certification.