Exercise program helps elders stay healthy in northern First Nation communities – CBC

The program runs twice a week in North Caribou Lake and Eabemetoong First Nation

Aug 24, 2018

Elders in northern Ontario communities are getting healthier thanks to a one-time grant of $100,000 from the provincial government.

Officials at Northwest Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), along with North Caribou Lake First Nation and Eabemetoong First Nation developed an exercise program catered to keeping elders healthy and socializing with one another.

“In Eabemetoong, we hired an exercise leader,” said Denise Taylor, the manager of the Northwest LHIN’s regional rehabilitative care program. “She started delivering the classes [at] the end of May, non-stop [and] she has about 10 to 15 elders, twice a week, in community.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/healthy-elders-grant-1.4796695

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