Sports, Arts & Leisure - Older Adults

It is widely agreed upon that regular participation in both fitness and leisure activities help you to improve your energy, reduce stress, improve mental wellness, achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, increase strength and prevent many physical and mental diseases and illnesses. This holds true for all ages, from children to older adults. Whether it is participation in music lessons, sport teams, swimming, theatre, art or drama, many experts will agree that a person’s participation in extra-curricular activities contributes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing. For older adults, there are many exercise, arts and leisure programs offered specific to this age group, often modified or programmed to meet older adult’s specific physical or mental needs. Are you looking for resources or opportunities within your community to participate in exercise or arts related activities geared towards older adults? Would you like to know the costs and time commitment related to any particular program? Or do you have questions regarding either the benefits, or risks related to a specific arts themed project or exercise program for yourself, or a loved one? There are many programs available in your community for older adults, as well as funding available in some cases to provide access to sports and arts programs at a reduced rate for seniors, or free of charge. If you are looking for information and resources regarding Exercise, Arts and Leisure programs for older adults in your area, you’ve come to the right place.

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ACSM's Exercise for Older Adults

In ACSM’s Exercise for Older Adults world-renowned researchers and practitioners make a compelling case for older adults to engage in physical activity. Over the course of ten chapters, the text highlights the physiological, psychological, and social benefits of a physically active lifestyle. Students and professionals will benefit from implementation strategies including motivation to initiate and maintain exercise; options for healthy older adults; options for older adults with special needs; and assessing progress and performance. The text completes its presentation by including practical information on integrating exercise into complete healthy lifestyles with consideration to helping individuals select a physical activity program that works. A frequently asked questions chapter provides exercise professionals with resources to anticipate and respond to their clients.

Functional Performance in Older Adults

The ideal resource for rehabilitation professionals who are working with or preparing to work with older adults! It describes the normal aging process, illustrates how health and social factors can impede an aging person’s abilities, and demonstrates how to develop mechanisms for maximizing the well-being of older adults.

Aging and Older Adulthood

The third edition of this essential text has been updated andexpanded with new material that reflects the most recentdevelopments in the field, and explores our current understandingof a broad range of topics related to aging and olderadulthood. Fresh edition includes updated content such as revisedcase histories and reworked material on key concepts and researchapplications Retains the winning format of the second edition, with chaptercontents framed by individual histories Dual models add cohesiveness to the presentation of theory Thematic structure facilitates reader comprehension Instructor resources provided online upon publication at ahref=""

Women Rowing North

Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age

From the New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age. Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. "If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully," Pipher writes, "we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent."

Kraus' Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society

Kraus' Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society, Ninth Edition provides a detailed overview of the history, developments, and current trends in leisure studies. This text addressed contemporary issues facing the recreation and leisure profession and focuses on challenges and opportunities that will impact the profession over the next 5 to 20 years. Extensive research into emerging trends helps support the text and provide insights into the future. Focusing on ten different types of organizations-ranging from nonprofit community organizations and armed forces recreation to sports management and travel and tourism sponsors-this classic text is an invaluable resource for students considering a career in the recreation and leisure industry. "This text provides a great overview of Recreation and Leisure Studies. The information is presented in a clear and concise manner and in way that students can relate to. I have taught intro several times and never have I had a textbook that was so well organized and current." Dr. Jan Louise Jones, Southern Connecticut State University

Community-based Rehabilitation

CBR Guidelines

Volume numbers determined from Scope of the guidelines, p. 12-13.

Miller's Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults

Based on: Nursing for wellness in older adults / Carol A. Miller. 7th ed. 2015.

Senior Fitness

The senior years don't have to be filled with aches and pains. At age seventy, Ruth Heidrich has the bone mass density of a woman in her early thirties and a resting heart rate of forty-four. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of forty-seven, she has won more than nine hundred athletic trophies and medals and has been cancer-free for more than twenty years. In Senior Fitness, the "other" Dr. Ruth shows how to maintain and even increase physical and sexual fitness at any age--and dramatically reduce the risk of prostate cancer, varicose veins, osteoporosis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, Alzheimer's, and a host of other ailments and diseases. Full of detailed medical information, this inspiring handbook is the ideal resource for all those seeking to make life after fifty full of fun and dynamism.

Front Pages

Front Pages is an illustrated novel of the real world created by the painter Nancy Chunn. Every day of 1996 Chunn claimed as an artistic canvas the front page of the New York Times. Using specialized rubber stamps and bold pastels to enhance, eradicate, and alter images and text, she created a commentary - colorful, intense, smart, compassionate, visually explosive - on the year's events and the power of the press. When these artworks were shown at the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York, they created a sensation. Chunn's treatment of the events we all lived through - the Presidential campaign, the crash of TWA flight 800, the wars in Chechnya and Rwanda - will strike an immediate chord in readers tuned in to the complex frequencies of a political world awash in images and news. Gary Indiana's interview with the artist provides lively and intimate insights into the artistic process as means of talking back to power and engaging with the world. Front Pages is being published to coincide with an exhibition of these works at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, January 10-March 2, 1998.

The Measurement of Psychological States Through the Content Analysis of Verbal Behavior

Kraus' Recreation & Leisure in Modern Society

The Eleventh Edition of Kraus' Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society provides a detailed introduction to the history, developments, and current trends in leisure studies. It addresses contemporary issues facing the recreation and leisure profession and focuses on challenges and opportunities that impact the profession now as well as years from now. Extensive research into emerging trends helps support the text and provide insights into the future.

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life. In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming. Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.

Leisure Walking

Art Walks and Tours

Contemporary Art

Art Exhibit

Art and Culture

Mixed Martial Arts

Oakville. Recreation and Culture - Seniors Programs, Trafalgar Park Older Adults Centre - Trafalgar Park Older Adults Centre

A recreation centre for older adults.

Registered Programs
* Ageless grace - brain fitness program
* art workshop
* drawing
* French
* Fun with Paint & Collage
* Fun with Easy Aerobics
* hall walking with strength training
* History of British Music & Art, History of Jazz & Blues, History of Broadway, History of Sculpture, History of Russian Art & Music
* pickleball
* pilates
* Shifting gears fitness
* tai chi
* watercolour painting
* yoga
* zumba

Drop In Programs
* arts and crafts
* badminton
* bid euchre
* book club
* bunka embroidery
* carpet bowling
* chess club
* Current Affairs discussion group
* Friendship luncheon
* Guitar circle
* Harmonica group (chromatic & diatonic)
* Kerr Street Concert Band
* Kerr Street Singers
* pickleball
* poetry group
* Scrabble
* table tennis
* walking - The Wacky Walkers

Check the current Seniors Services Newsletter or the Parks, Recreation & Culture Guide for more information.

Burlington. Parks and Recreation - Programs for Individuals with Disabilities - Multiple Locations

Provides recreation and leisure support to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in a wide variety of activities

Recreation programming for children (ages 4-12 yrs), teens (13-21 yrs) and adults
* offers choice of participating in integrated or non-integrated recreation programs
* support services available to assist special needs persons in registering
* volunteer recruitment
* public education

Dash and Splash:
Integrated children's program, ages 4-12 yrs, with or without disabilities
Fall/Winter/Spring: Sat mornings at Tansley Woods Community Centre
* gym activities * swimming * music * sensory activities * story time * crafts * snack

Dunk & Dive:
Teens with disabilities, ages 13-21 yrs
Fall/Winter/Spring: Sat mornings at Tansley Woods Community Centre
* recreational swim * age-appropriate activities * music * gym * art * life skills * community outings

Friday Activity Night: (FAN)
Teens and adults with disabilities, ages 18 yrs and older
Fall/Winter/Spring: Fri evenings at Brant Hills Community Centre
* recreational and social environment * gym sports and games * music * ping pong * social activities

Camp CanDo (full day summer camp):
Integrated children's camp, ages 4-12 yrs, with disabilities
Summer: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm, at Tansley Woods Community Centre
* daily swimming * weekly trips * extended care options available

Outdoor Opportunity (full day summer program):
Teens and young adults with disabilities, ages 13-21 yrs
Summer: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm at Mountainside Recreation Centre
* daily swimming * life skills * weekly offsite trips

Leisure Link Program
Volunteer-based program that matches/'links' one-to-one support between a volunteer and an individual with special needs to enable participation in all recreational programs
* subject to volunteer availability and location

Oakville. Recreation and Culture - Seniors Programs, Iroquois Ridge Older Adults Centre - Iroquois Ridge Older Adults Centre

A recreation centre for older adults.

Registered Programs
* aquatic bone & joint therapeutic care
* aquatic Parkinson's boxing therapeutic care
* bone & joint therapeutic care
* bridge - mentored duplicate
* gentle osteo fit
* line dancing
* pickleball
* square dancing
* tai chi
* walk better, be stronger therapeutic care
* yoga

Drop-in Programs
* bid euchre
* book club
* bridge
* crafts
* discussion group
* Friendship luncheon
* DVD Lecture series - History of Ancient Egypt
* euchre
* Find it and Finish it arts and crafts
* mah jong
* scrapbooking
* tennis
* table tennis
* Pathfinders Hiking group of Oakville

Check the current Seniors Services Newsletter or the Parks, Recreation & Culture Guide for more information.

Milton. Community Services - Older Adults Recreation Programs - Milton Town Hall

Refer to the current Community Services Guide for complete descriptions, locations, times and fees.

Daytime Clubs and Drop-in Programs:
* Art Club * Bid Euchre * Billiards * Bingo * Book Club * Canasta * Carving Club -Soft Wood * Clogging * Computer Club * Contract Bridge * Conversational French * Creative Fingers Craft Club * Cribbage * Duplicate Bridge * Folk Art * Guitar Club * Kitchen Band * Line Dancing * Snooker League * Song Spinners Chorus * Table Tennis * Tai Chi * Tap Dancing * Walking Club

Evening Drop-in Programs:
* Bid Euchre * Billiards * Bingo * Table Tennis

Active registered:
* Nia * Osteofit and Balance Training * Qi-Gong * Strengthen and Tone * Tai Chi 1,2,3 * Strength & Tone for Older Adults * Workout for Men * Yoga for Older Adults * Zumba Gold

Oakville. Recreation and Culture - Seniors Programs, Queen Elizabeth Park Older Adults Centre - Queen Elizabeth Park Older Adults Centre

A recreation centre for older adults.

Registered Programs
* bridge - mentored duplicate
* circuit training
* Cycle and strength
* Dinner for One workshop
* Fitness Plus
* Hall walking with strength training
* Parkinson's program
* pickleball
* pilates
* tap dancing
* total body conditioning
* yoga restorative
* yoga & yoga flow

Drop-In activities
* badminton
* book club
* DVD lecture series - Lifelong health - Achieving optimum well-being at any age
* jam session
* guitar club
* hall walking
* Mexican train dominoes
* pickleball
* snooker
* ukelele

Check the current Seniors Services Newsletter or the Parks, Recreation & Culture Guide for more information.

Active Aldershot Society

Offers active recreational programs to all ages, including martial arts, after-school program, summer camp, and senior's mobility classes:

Martial Arts (competitive and recreational):
Various classes for ages 3 to seniors * registration required

After-school program (elementary students)
Sep-Jun, Mon-Fri 3 pm-5:30 pm * pick up from Aldershot schools * call for details

Active Aldershot Summer Camp (ages 5-13):
One-week sessions throughout the summer, 9 am-4 pm * registration required

Seniors' mobility classes:
Drop-in classes followed by social time * Wed and Fri, 10 am

Oakville. Recreation and Culture - Seniors Programs, River Oaks Mature Adults Club - River Oaks Mature Adults Club

A recreation centre for older adults

Drop-in Programs
* badminton
* pickleball

Check the current Seniors Services Newsletter or the Parks, Recreation & Culture Guide for more information.

Burlington. Parks and Recreation - Burlington City Hall

See link to current Live & Play Guide on website

Major Services:
* deliver leisure services in partnerships with local private and nonprofit groups and sponsors
* provide general interest recreation programs for pre-schoolers, youth, teens, and adults
* provide recreation program services to preschoolers, youth, teens and adults with disabilities. Many general interest programs are accessible to persons with special needs.
* organize senior citizens' activities for persons over 55 years of age at the Burlington Seniors' Centre and other locations
* provide music development for children ages 3 years and up
* provide arena facilities and programs
* offer instructional and recreational swimming at four indoor pools and two outdoor pools for all ages from infants to older adults
* offer resource support services to volunteer community organizations
* offer organizational assistance for community special events
* provide high quality leadership, staff and volunteer training
* plan parkland, multi-purpose bike/pathways, maintain/operate arena and pool facilities, major playing fields, beach and marina facilities and an 18-hole municipal golf course

Third Age Learning Burlington - Mailing Address

When project is fully implemented it anticipates offering two Fall and two Winter series, for a yearly total of 32 lectures * for current program see website

Each weekly meeting consists of a 45-minute presentation delivered by a subject matter expert in politics, economics, the arts, a hobby or other interest area, followed by question and answer session

Art Gallery of Burlington

Art gallery with conservatory, outdoor courtyard and café
* stages up to 20 exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing work from internationally recognized artists, national and regional artists, and local guild members
* The Art Shop sells the work of Canadian artists and features an art rental program
* home to seven art and fine craft guilds with studios and exhibition spaces
* offers classes to adults and children in various craft and visual art disciplines such as life drawing, painting, basketry, calligraphy, pottery and cartooning
* March break programs, art camps in summer months
* provides opportunities for discovery and 'hands-on' learning, as well as mentoring and showcasing visual artists at all skill levels
* dedicated to building and promoting its collection of Canadian contemporary ceramics

Rental facilities:
Fireside Lounge (up to 50 people) and Shoreline Room (up to 200 people) for weddings, parties, meetings, luncheons, seminars, etc. * tables and chairs provided * wireless Internet * conference calling available for meetings * for food and beverage service, must contract Ampersand Group Catering

Kerr Street Concert Band

* band members meet and have fun making and learning music
* band practices at the Trafalgar Park Older Adults Centre

Centre3 for Print and Media Arts - Sitelines

In collaboration with the Mental Health rights Coalition, Centre3’s staff and hired on artists provide free art-based workshops, courses, and open studios to adults with lived experience of mental illness.