Introduction to Community Walking: Leadership Training

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EFCL Office

7103 105 St NW

Edmonton, AB T6E 4G8

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Community League Urban Poling Walking Program
Upcoming Leadership Training!
Saturday, June 15, 2019
10am-3pm
Lunch and refreshments provided
Location: EFCL Office, 7103 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4G8

What is it?

Community League based programming initiative for seniors (50+).
This program helps ensure that seniors can benefit from, and contribute to, the quality of life in their communities through active living and participation in social activities. Inspired and led by seniors, volunteer-based and supported by their communities. The training is intended to provide members with the knowledge and skills required to deliver a walking program for their Community League. Members registered in this training will learn about topics such as urban poling benefits, pole walking technique, risk management, and route planning. Upon successful completion, members will become certified Urban Poling instructors. The EFCL will provide members with a program manual and resource guide to help plan, deliver, evaluate, and sustain the program in their community.

Following the training, members can request assistance from EFCL to start or enhance their walking program. Community Leagues who start their walking program will also receive 3 free sets of poles for their walking program.

Who?

A total of 17 members were trained in 2018. Approximately 80 percent of leaders are seniors or near seniors (50+). EFCL is hosting an Urban Poling Leadership Training facilitated by a qualified Urban Poling instructor, to equip community league members with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead the program in their local communities.

Must be a community league member to register and have support from your Community League's Board of Directors to take the training.

Role of Seniors in the Project:

  • Seniors will identify ways to promote the program to new cohorts of seniors

  • Two seniors per community league will be identified to participate in leadership training

  • Seniors who complete the training will start or sustain a walking program in their local communities

  • Senior program leaders will promote the program to potential senior participants and create program materials

  • Seniors will contribute to ideas for the volunteer appreciation event

  • Seniors will assist with collecting information about the program for evaluation purposes

Why?

Participating in the training encourages seniors to play an important role in their communities by participating in, and leading community activities. The program provides certification training in Urban Poling by a master trainer and provides existing walking program refresher workshops on Urban Poling. Community Leagues who have volunteers sign up for the training and start a walking group will also get 3 sets of Urban Poles for their Community League.

Walking is a convenient, low risk, and affordable form of physical activity that is accessible for almost everyone. It has several physical, psychological, and social benefits, especially for seniors. Some of these benefits include improved functional mobility, strength, self-esteem, mood, and perceived quality of life. One of the best motivators for regular walking is to walk with a group. This makes walking a great program that can increase social inclusion, engagement, and cohesion among seniors in local communities.

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EFCL Office

7103 105 St NW

Edmonton, AB T6E 4G8

Canada

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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