Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto: Volunteers need to test physical activity program
Invitation to participate in a free physical activity initiative, share feedback, and enter in a draw to win a prize!
COVID-19 infection control measures such as physical distancing and isolation meant to protect older adults living with frailty may be leading to dangerously low levels of physical activity. An older person can lose 1 – 5% of muscle strength each day if they are not physically active. Older adults with mobility restrictions need to be especially creative when trying to remain active. One of the easiest ways to stay active is to add more movement in regular activities of daily living such as, eating, bathing, personal care, and more.
The Regional Geriatric Program (RGP) of Toronto has received research funding from the Canadian Frailty Network to design a free and accessible indoor physical activity initiative for older adults with mobility restrictions called Stretch, Lift, or Tap (SLoT). Download our first Stretch, Lift, or Tap (SLoT) Tool Track your progress using SLoT
We want your feedback! We are currently looking for older adult volunteers to test out our SLoT materials (above) and participate in a before and after confidential survey to understand how this physical activity program impacts their quality of life. We are also looking for feedback on what other tools might be useful to help encourage older adults with frailty to move more indoors. The surveys will take approximately 30 minutes of your time. Participation is voluntary and you may withdraw your participation at any time.
Participants will enter into a draw to win a $50 cash prize! Those who are especially interested in this work can also join the team and become mobility champions!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested OR if you prefer the phone please leave a voice message at 416-480-6026. If you know anyone who might be interested in participating in this project please forward this invitation along
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