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September 2018

New Name and New Videos

Thanks to all of you who subscribed to our You Tube site. We now have over 100 subscribers which qualified us to be able to name our site.  You can simple search for ActiveAgingCanada on You Tube and we are top of the list.

New Active Aging Minute videos were produced over the summer with the help of our summer student, Mekayla Dionne, and our two very knowledgeable speakers, John Griffin and Dr. Lora Giangregorio.  New videos will be posted soon,  and our regular weekly e-blast will inform you of the posting. Please do share the e-blast with colleagues and friends.

New Board for Active Aging Canada

At the AGM in June, the members voted in the following individuals as Board members for 2018-19.

Ron Ferguson, PhD, Chairman
Liza Stathokostas, PhD
Michelle Porter, PhD
Isla Horvath
Jim Evanchuk

We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead of us!

Grant Submissions

Over the summer we were busy writing two proposals for grant submissions. One is to work with our voting member, Active Aging in Manitoba, and the other is to take our facilitation training workshop to leaders in Atlantic Canada. We’ll keep you posted on our success.

Fitness Business Canada Articles

As of August 2018, Active Aging Canada has a regular column in the e-magazine of Fitness Business Canada. This is a great vehicle to spread our health promotion information to fitness practitioners across Canada. Check out their site and subscribe.

Active Aging in Manitoba - New name & look

Active Aging in Manitoba

After a decade and half of promoting healthy active living for Manitobans aged 55 and over, the provincial not-for-profit organization known as ALCOA-MB is getting a face-lift and a “mind-lift” with a change in direction and change of name to Active Aging in Manitoba (AAIM).

AAIM strives for the ageless engagement of older Manitobans in healthy choices and behaviours that contribute to physical, social and mental wellness, independence and quality of life through staying socially connected, participating in regular physical activity, eating healthy foods and reducing risk for falls.

Active Aging in Manitoba encourages older Manitobans to continue to be engaged in social, economic, cultural, spiritual and civic affairs as part of their active lifestyle. The essence of active aging means continuing to be active contributors and resources to your family, peers, communities and country throughout your entire lifetime.

In launching its new brand and look, AAIM will be encouraging all older Manitobans to move more and sit less; to continue to connect socially and contribute their time, knowledge and skills to their community; and, to strive toward optimal health for life.

The message to all Manitobans is “you can thrive and be fully alive beyond fifty-five; and, the longer you engage the better you will age” says AAIM’s Executive Director Jim Evanchuk.  “We are excited about our new name, new look and life-course approach that celebrates growing older in Manitoba”. 

All of this and more can be found on the AAIM website at For more information on Active Aging in Manitoba phone 204-632-3947 or email


Patricia Clark

Patricia Clark
National Executive Director

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