Active Aging at Home
Support for Active Aging at Home
There are so many resources available to help you stay active at home. Keeping physical distancing from others does not mean that you still cannot be active. It is so good for your mind, your body and your spirit. And these days it is so important to keep busy and stay active. If you need a few ideas to stay active, stay safe and keep your distance, please check out the links below.
Active Aging Minutes
Active Aging Canada has lots of videos and pamphlets available to help you stay active in your home.
In one minute you can learn a new healthy living tip from our Active Aging Minute video series.
Activity Programs for People with a Disability
Get in Motion from the Canadian Disability Participation Project provides free physical activity information, by phone or video, to adult Canadians with physical disabilities. Get the support you need to be active at home.
Toronto Rehab Clinics - Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists from the TIME (Together in Movement and Exercise) team at the University Health Network have put together a list of exercise and wellness videos that are appropriate for people with mobility challenges.
Choose to Move from Home Exercise Videos
See why others choose to move presented, by Active Aging BC.
Government of British Columbia has developed energy bursts videos, designed to get you moving and feeling great. When you feel like you need a burst of energy, try one of these two-minute exercises.
Exercise and Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Canada has several videos to provide ideas for safe and effective exercise and physical activity from experts and real-life clients.
Royal Osteoporosis Society has a collection of video clips and fact sheets to practice exercise routines and movements that are safe if you have osteoporosis or risk factors.
French Language Fitness Videos
Fitness videos for older adults from Move50+
Physical activity is an important part of healthy aging. Check out these Go4Life workout videos from the National Institute for Aging, to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.
Healthy Exercise and Aging Lab
A variety of exercises programs for older adults in video format or paper version from UBC Okanagan.
Later Life Training
Later life training guru and Professor of Ageing and Health, Dawn Skelton, is on a mission to help older people cope in the Coronavirus crisis and improve their lives with new live online movement sessions.
Make Movement Your Mission
Daily live videos from the UK on Facebook; not once not twice but 3 time’s daily to encourage everyone to move more frequently throughout the day for muscles, mind and wellbeing. Or watch them on your own time!
Resistance Exercise Videos
Keeping your muscles active and healthy through regular resistance training will greatly improve your management of diabetes. Diabetes Canada recommends resistance exercise 2-3 times a week.
Senior Exercise Program - Chair Exercises
Both Sharon Lynch and videographer Steve Currie (who was masked & gloved) are residents of Pictou County, Nova Scotia. The video was shot in an local empty Fire Hall. Before Covid, Sharon offered her classes every week in Westville, Trenton and Pictou, involving over 200 seniors. This video allows you to join her and many of her participants (now across the world) and be able to continue to safely exercise on your own at home. Seniors are directed to start slowly and never mind what their neighbour (when in the same room) is doing – just do what you can do comfortably. It is a wellness essential!
Stay Active at Home Videos
A simple set of exercises from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy are designed especially for older people to help everyone stay active at home.