Healthy Active Living Bilingual Program for 50 Plus

Organization Sponsor: Go Ahead Seniors Inc

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Program Description

The Healthy Active Living Program is an innovative bilingual  program aimed at helping New Brunswick older adults make more informed choices about their health and well being through health education, personal empowerment and prevention.

Older adults gain information and discuss areas of concern through eight central themes including: Understanding Aging, Healty Aging, Wise Use of Medication, Stress Reduction, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Falls Prevention, Personal Safety & Housing Considerations, Understanding Hearing Loss, Seniors and Fraud and Senior Abuse & Neglect. All sessions are free of charge.

Program Approximate Cost: 

free

Funding Sources: 

At this time the primary funding partners are : the Dept. of Wellness, Culture & Sport and the Dept. Social Development of the N.B. Governement.

Strategies For Sustainability: 

The organization was created in 1988 by members of the South-East Zone of the New Brunswick Senior Citizens’ Federation to provide educational sessions for the 50Plus population in New Brunswick. Our mandate is to empower older adults to take actions that will lead to a better quality of life, help maintain independence and effectively promote positive changes.

Impact Of Program: 

Each month approximately 1000 seniors are exposed to the program. It is peer led with currently 12 regional co-ordinators, and approximately 60 volunteers and 140 resource persons deliver session. To date over 7577 workshops have been delivered in over 4,125 communities across New Brunswick to more than 183, 000 seniors.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

The Healthy active living program rely on volunteers for the promotion of this program through its educationnal modules developped for the 50Plus population.

Many people have found this volunteering experience very fullfilling and rewarding.

We encourage everyone to step forward and become a volunteer for the Healthy Active Living program for the 50Plus.

Length and Stage of Project: 

The program has been operating since 1993.

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