• EIM Webinar Poster (1)

Elders in Motion Leaders E-Learning & Sharing

 August 13, 2020
Posted by NWT Recreation and Parks Association

These monthly learning and sharing circles will be held for Elders in Motion leaders to support one another. Monthly webinars will allow EIM leaders to share experiences, ideas, and learn from one another.

Webinars will be 75 minutes, and each will include 25-minute presentations on topics of interest or professional development.

Participation is free, and leaders can attend as many as they like. Leaders will be provided with a program pack of equipment if they attend 3/6 of the webinars!

Equipment pack includes:

  • Equipment Duffel Bag
  • 12 Stretch bands
  • 12 EIM large balls
  • 12 EIM small balls
  • 12 Tshirts
  •  Hand sanitizer
  •  Sanitizer wipes
  • 12 EIM exercise fridge magnets
  • EIM exercise rack cards
  • EIM workouts booklet
  • Balls & Balance booklets
  • Programming Toolkit
  • Prizes to give out for your next event!

Session Information

Session 1: Wednesday, September 2 @ 1:30pm

  • Introductions
  • 25 minute presentation: Let’s Get Together! Including ALL generations in programming

This session will guide participants through the Intergenerational Programming Toolkit. We will talk about how to create Elders in Motion programs that include all generations. Having more people from different ages makes things more fun for everyone!

  • EIM Leaders peer sharing session

Session 2: Wednesday, October 7 @ 1:30pm

  • Introductions
  • 25 minute presentation: Assessments and Screening: Why, how, and when should we do them?

Knowing which Elders in our community are at a higher risk of falling is important. If we know who is struggling with strength, mobility, or anything else, we can create a program that helps them to regain their strength or maintain their mobility. This session will take about the best ways to do a screening with Elders to get the most out of your EIM program.

  • EIM Leaders peer sharing session

Session 3: Wednesday, November 4 @ 1:30pm

  • Introductions
  • 25 minute presentation: How to create movement activities Elders will enjoy!

Many activity and recreation leaders struggle to motivate their participants, no matter what age they are. This session will give us some tips and tricks on how to create activities and movement sessions that Elders will look forward to.

  • EIM Leaders peer sharing session

Session 4: Wednesday, December 2 @ 1:30pm

  • Introductions
  • 25 minute presentation: Elders programming on the land

Indoor program rooms and gyms are a great place to exercise, but there are SO many spaces all around us that are perfect for being active. This session will talk about how to take your program outside and on the land.

  • EIM Leaders peer sharing session

Session 5: Wednesday, January 6 @ 1:30pm

  • Introductions
  • 25 minute presentation: Safety, Learned Helplessness and Elder Abuse—How are they related?

Safety is a huge concern when we are creating Elders in Motion programs. This session will help you to see the safety risks that participants in your classes might be showing you without even knowing it. How can we empower Elders to be more safe at home and when they’re out and about.

  • EIM Leaders peer sharing session

Session 6: Wednesday, February 3 @ 1:30pm

  • Introductions
  • 25 minute presentation: Practice with your Peers!

Sometimes all we need to finally start that exercise program you’ve been planning is a little practice. In this session, we will practice our teaching techniques and help one another out with tips, tricks and ideas from our own community programs.

  • EIM Leaders peers sharing session

For more information, contact bkrekoski@nwtrpa.org.