Principles of Health Aging Trainer Workshop

Consider becoming a HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Aging Trainer!

Next workshop: November 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Woodville Recreation Centre in Waterville (342 Bligh Rd, Waterville, NS)
Hot Price: $50.00 for the two-day training...regular price is $350.00!

Overview:
The course Trainers will be certified to teach is the Principles of Health Aging, a one-day training that provides insights into the unique needs of older adults participating in recreation or leisure activities. Its principles—Mastery, Play, Participation, Friendship, and having A Caring Leader—have demonstrated success in encouraging older adults to participate consistently in physical activity. The training will also address:

• Ageism
• Program planning
• The role that physical literacy plays in sustained long-term health
• The impact of social connectedness on mental and physical well-being and a better quality of life

Recreation Nova Scotia is looking to certify Trainers who can deliver this course across the province. The Nova Scotia Department of Seniors has given us a grant to train and certify 30 new Trainers.

The Healthy Aging Trainer Training is designed for those responsible for training staff in a single organization or for anyone interested in training recreation professionals and volunteers on the Principles of Healthy Aging more broadly. PHA trainers believe deeply in the importance of quality programming for older adults and are interested in helping organizations make a commitment to continuous improvement in healthy aging and training delivery.

We will also be offering interested candidates the Principles of Healthy Aging (PHA) frontline workshop on November 10th in Hantsport because it is a pre-requisite for Trainers.

REGISTER: If you are interested in becoming a Trainer, we would love to have you join us. Please email Debbie Bauld at , or call 902 497-2805 (cell).

Thank you!