Slow Toe Taps
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This is a sample of a Kitchen Sink exercise you can do at home. This exercise is done while supporting yourself by holding onto a stable surface, such as a kitchen sink. Before you start your exercises be sure to … Read More

Acknowledgement
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The Stay on Your Feet (SOYF) strategy of northeastern Ontario wishes to acknowledge the leadership and exceptional work of our Australian colleagues. In particular, the following initiatives inspired our strategy and helped make it what it is today: Provided by … Read More

Bring Out Your Artistic Side
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Participating in artistic activities (i.e., singing, music, crafts, painting, drawing, dance, theatre, creative writing, photography and film) can help to reduce loneliness and social isolation. Taking part in artistic activities has positive effects on your health and well-being, including your … Read More

Keeping Active
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In an effort to avoid or improve weak muscles and stiff joints you can plan regular physical activity and gradually increase it. Resources en Français: https://move50plus.ca How to add physical activity to your daily routine; Join an exercise or fitness program, … Read More

Online Learning Can Support Social Engagement
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Many older adults go back to school, while others turn to online courses. Online courses can offer flexible, interactive and collaborative learning opportunities, that allow you to take courses from instructors all over the world. Engaging with others in online … Read More

The Buddy System
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It is sometimes hard to do regular physical activity on your own. Invite a friend to join you. Have fun and socialize at the same time. Remember, every little bit helps. Plan some time each day to exercise Exercise with … Read More

Fact Sheets
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Fact Sheets Be Active Choose activities that increase muscle strength in your legs and upper body and that improve your balance, posture and stamina. Walk Tall Becoming more active can help you return to being straight and upright. Improve Your … Read More

Did You Know?
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Falling is not a normal part of aging Falling is not a natural consequence of aging, but is the result of several age-related factors such as loss of muscle strength and balance. Most falls are due to health or lifestyle … Read More

Water is a great drink of choice!
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At every age, it’s important to drink enough fluid. Drinking enough fluid throughout the day helps prevent dehydration, joint and muscle pain, and constipation. As we get older, it becomes harder to recognize when we are thirsty. Try keeping a … Read More

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