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Active Older Adult

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.

****A lot of our courses have been cancelled and/or postponed due to COVID-19… as soon as more course dates are available, we will add them to this page. For now, these are all the Courses available. 

Active Older Adult Certification Course – Wellness Institute

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Location: course will be held in Winnipeg at the Wellness Institute

Please contact the Wellness Institute, to register for this course: 204-632-3914 or

Please pick up your course materials from the MFC office and review the information BEFORE this course date.

Active Older Adult Certification Course

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Location TBA: course will be held in Winnipeg.

Please call the MFC office to register for this course. 204-235-1245 or email Register online:

Please pick up your course materials from the MFC office and review the information BEFORE this course date.