Elders in Motion Facilitator Feature: Crystel Menicoche

Introducing another one of our amazing Elders in Motion (EIM) Facilitators! Crystel Menicoche recently took the Active Living Exercise Program and Functional Fitness for Falls Prevention Facilitator training offered by the NWT Recreation and Parks Association. After completing co-facilitation in her home community, Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation, Crystel will be fully certified and ready to train other community leaders in her region to offer safe, effective, and culturally appropriate physical activity programs for older adults!


Crystel Menicoche

Community: Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́First Nation

Occupation: Community Health Representative


My name is Crystel Menicoche, I grew up in Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́/ Fort Simpson. I have four sons and my dog Ace. I work as a Community Health Representative (CHR) with NT Health and Social Services Authority.


I have always wanted a career where I could help and assist my community members, and being a CHR helped me reach my goals. I get to work with my Elders, youth, and community as a front-line worker. In the last year, I completed the 2020 Recreation Leader Training Camp Program with the Mackenzie Recreation Association, I graduated from Aurora College with a Community Health Representative Certificate, and I’m now working on completing my EIM Facilitator Training. It’s been a learning experience to learn online but I’ll give one piece of advice: Don’t give up and keep learning.

 

Are you interested in becoming an Elders in Motion Facilitator?

Get in touch with Bri Krekoski at bkrekoski@nwtrpa.org