Sheridan College calls out for Participants:

The Centre for Elder Research is Studying the Benefits of Physical Activity for Older Adults

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The Sheridan Centre for Elder Research has three exciting projects launching the week of September 15 in Oakville. Participants ages 55+ are encouraged to register for one of these unique opportunities to learn about the benefits of physical activity for older adults in a fun and safe environment.

Dancing with Parkinson’s at Sheridan

Open to both men and women, this 12-week study explores the benefits of dancing for people living with Parkinson’s disease. Designed by Sarah Robichaud, the dance classes work to increase awareness of the body in stillness and motion. No previous dance experience is required to participate. Classes are one hour, twice a week, starting on Monday, September 15 through to Thursday, December 4 at the Centre for Elder Research at Sheridan’s Trafalgar Campus in Oakville.

The deadline to register for Dancing with Parkinson’s is Tuesday, September 2. Contact Lia Tsotsos by telephone at 905-845-9430 ext. 2407 or by email at lia.tsotsos@sheridancollege.ca.

Movement Matters: Dancing for the Health of it!

This 12-week long program is looking for enthusiastic men and women ages 55+ who are living with Diabetes to participate in a study that will explore the benefits of dance for managing chronic conditions. The classes are designed for older adults and no previous dance experience or special shoes are required to participate. One-hour classes will take place twice-weekly starting on Tuesday, September 16 through to Thursday, December 4 at the Centre for Elder Research at Sheridan’s Trafalgar Campus in Oakville.

The deadline to register for Movement Matters is Tuesday, September 2. Contact Lia Tsotsos by telephone at 905-845-9430 ext. 2407 or by email at lia.tsotsos@sheridancollege.ca.

Nordic Pole Walking Research Project

This 11-week program for men and women ages 55+ explores the benefits of Nordic Pole Walking. The project is open to participants who haven’t previously walked with poles on a regular basis. The program will be run by a certified Nordixx Pole Walking Instructor and will take place at walking locations throughout the Oakville area for an hour and a half, twice-weekly, starting the week of September 15. Walking poles will be supplied to participants, and those who complete the study will be able to keep them.

The deadline to register to take part in the Nordic Pole Walking project is Monday, August 25. Contact Paulina Camino by telephone at 905-845-9430 ext. 8617 or by email at paulina.camino@sheridancollege.ca.

Should you have any questions or require more information about any of the three studies described above, please contact Lia Tsotsos or Paulina Camino at the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research.

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