Women 55-70+ Resources

Videos

Women 55-70+ Animated Video- A fun animated video that highlights some barriers and solutions to getting women 55-70+ more physically active.

Physical Literacy Video- This video provides information on why increasing physical literacy is important for women 55-70+.


Fundamental Movement Skills Videos- Developing fundamental movement skills is a key component of physical literacy. To help better understand a mature run/walk, strike, throw, kick, jump and catch for women 55-70+ we have developed a series of videos that break down the four phases of movement and provide adaptations. To help assess Common Fundamental Movement Errors and Corrections (.pdf) download Common Fundamental Movements.

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Physical Literacy Pilot project video 1: This video provides a brief overview of the Ontario based Physical Literacy pilot projects that took place in 2015/2016. London- Women and Weights; Hamilton- Pickle Ball; Thunder Bay- WE-DID Oncology Fitness Program; Thunder Bay- Women Walking Tall Program.

 

Physical Literacy Pilot project video 2- This video provides a brief overview of the Ontario based Physical Literacy pilot projects that took place in 2015/2016. Oakville- Movement for Life; Guelph- Movement for Life; London- Make Your Walk a Workout; St. Catherine’s- Women Walking for Life.

Physical Literacy Resources

Physical Literacy infographic- We need to create more ‘on ramps’ to help women 55-70+ get back on the bike path and keep riding. This fun infographic helps illustrate the importance of creating the ‘on-ramps’ and things to consider to increase physical literacy for life. Download the Physical Literacy Infographic (.pdf 7MB)

Self-assessment checklist- This checklist was developed to help women 55-70+ assess where someone may be out of alignment to make modifications. Download Self-assessment checklist

To help use the checklist, download What to look for when using the Self Assessment tool.

Fundamental Movement Skills- Looped video- To help better understand a mature run/walk, strike, throw, kick, jump and catch for women 55-70+ we have developed a series of videos that break down the four phases of movement and provide adaptations. All 6 movements are covered in this looped video.

To help assess Common Fundamental Movement Errors and Corrections (.pdf) download Common Fundamental Movements.

Physical Literacy Video- This video provides information on why increasing physical literacy is important for women 55-70+.

Reports and Articles

  • Focus Group Report: Women 55-70+ and Physical Activity- In 2006 CAAWS conducted a series of cross-Canada workshops to hear from women 55-70+ and community stakeholders about their physical activity challenges and solutions. The results of the focus groups are contained in a comprehensive report that provides plenty of ideas on how to modify facilities, programs, communication materials and more. Download the Focus Group Report (.pdf, 65 pages, 517 KB)
  • The Voices of Women 55-70+ – a 4-page summary of cross-Canada focus group findings that assists stakeholders in their efforts to increase awareness of the importance of physical activity for women 55-70+  Download The Voices of Women summary. (.pdf, 377 KB)
  • Making the Case: Physical Activity and Women 55-70+ - a business case document that builds the rationale for stakeholders to seek funds/commitments from decision-makers to develop initiatives specifically targeted for women 55-70+. Download Making the Case.  (.pdf, 48, pages, 2.2 MB)
  • CAAWS project on Physical Activity and Sport for Women 55-70 highlighted by the International Council on Active Aging  Download “Targeting Physical Activity to Women 55-70″  (.pdf, 203 KB)

Fact Sheets

Women 55-70+ and Physical Activity Fact Sheets - a series of fact sheets with helpful hints and examples, based on what women told us, have been developed: