Elders in Motion Facilitator Training

 September 11, 2019
Posted by smiklosovic

Are you in a leadership role and feel confident facilitating workshops for those working in the health or recreation field? This training is for you!

NWTRPA Elders Day Program in Inuvik. Photo Credit: Tony Devlin

We are only one week away from hosting an Elders in Motion Facilitator Training in Yellowknife and this is a professional development opportunity you won’t want to miss. The two-day workshop will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to instruct and teach the Active Living Exercise Program course and the Functional Fitness for Falls Prevention course.

Active Living Exercise Program:

This course is for those who are interested in instructing, encouraging, and monitoring ten simple and progressive exercises. The exercises were designed to enhance and maintain the functional fitness, mobility, balance, and independence of Elders.  Topics include: frailty, learned helplessness, ageism, and functional mobility. Participants also learn how to develop a community recreation program or work with Elders in a home care setting.

Functional Fitness for Falls Prevention:

This workshop is designed to help those who work with older adults to improve their programming. Topics covered in the training include: safety, managing risks, gait, fall risk assessments, exercise guidelines, specific exercise suggestions, and program planning. NWT-specific falls information has been added to this course. It also includes an additional half day of practice and mentoring.                

Prerequisites for this training include: supervisor support, university degree (in a health-related field), three years of experience in your field of practice, teaching or facilitating experience, and comfort facilitating. Please contact us if you are missing some of these requirements, but are still very interested in getting the facilitator training!

Training Details:

When: September 18-19, 2019 from 8:30am – 5:30pm.

Where: 3rd Floor of the Don Cooper Building (4908 49 St), Yellowknife


Non-Member Course Fee — $600.00 + GST

NWTRPA Members Course Fee — $200.00 + GST


To be considered fully registered we require 100% payment.