As we move into this New Year, we find more and more of our members are reaching out to us to share information. We couldn't be happier to pass along the valuable resources we have received...
Hey parents with kids with disabilities
We are excited to share information about a new FREE 12-week online program available to parents of children with disabilities called Plan to Move Your Kids. The program will focus on helping parents plan for their child’s physical activity through the use of various interactive activities along with a supportive community. The program was developed by researchers across Canada in collaboration with the University of British Columbia, the Canadian Disability Participation Project (CDPP), and an initiative called Stronger Together developed by Curatio. To sign up, parents can visit: https://curatio.me/strongertogether/ and find the “Plan to Move Your Kids” icon.
Staying active and connected as we age
According to Active Aging Canada, the importance of staying socially connected and of having a sense of belonging in your community is vital to aging well. As we age, our opportunities to socialize and our social networks often decrease due to our living arrangements, retirement, our ability to get around, our health concerns, and the good old Canadian winters. Even more so now, in this current time of physical distancing and social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping well both mentally and physically can be challenging. Read this informative article: https://www.healthinsight.ca/advocacy/staying-connected-and-active-as-we-age/
Canadians with disabilities tell their stories of physical activity, sport and recreation
The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability has collected a number of stories about how Canadians with disabilities participate in
physical activity, sport and recreation. Their passion will inspire you and give you ideas about how to embrace physical activity in your own lives. Physical activity provides a number of physical and mental health benefits including increased energy levels, improved heart and lung function, strong bones and muscles, a healthy weight, healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, improved mood and feelings of happiness, the ability to manage stress and overall improved mental health. Just out the stories: https://ala.ca/be-inspired
Learn more about removing physical barriers in the community
The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) is excited to host the Accessibility Professional Network’s virtual conference #APN2021: Accelerating Access on March 11 and 12, 2021. This two-day virtual conference will enable conversations that matter, acknowledge the hard work that’s been done to remove barriers in the built environment, as well as strategize on what needs to be done to create a world that’s inclusive of people of all abilities and to accelerate us forward. Tickets: https://rhf.force.com/AccessibilityProfessionalNetwork/s/lt-event?id=a322I000003KGcCQAW
If you have information that you would like to share with our network, please drop us a line.
Have an active day!