Posted on: July 9, 2020

Starting in September 2020, we will once again be partnering with the U of A Kinesiology 385 students to offer fitness training for seniors!

The training sessions will be changing for the September to December term, amidst regulations for COVID-19. In order to participate, we would need you to be willing to:

  • Be available to meet weekly with students, starting September 1.
  • Participate in a small group online training session, with up to 3 or 4 peers and 3 or 4 students per group.
  • Provide health information confidentially to the Westend Seniors staff and University staff for the purpose of providing the best training possible.
  • Be available on Thursdays from September through December from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
  • Have a device and internet connection for the purpose of participation. All sessions will take place on Zoom. We are happy to assist you to learn how to use it during the month of August in order to be ready for September!

If you are interested, we would love to hear from you! Please email us at Programs@weseniors.ca with your name and phone number to apply to participate. We will contact all successful applicants by the end of August 2020.

Please fill the form if you want to apply for this program

U of A Small Group Training Application

Step 1 of 2

  • I, the undersigned, do hereby acknowledge and/or consent as follows:

  • I have a valid 2020 WSAC membership.

    I consent to participate in a customized small group physical activity program with KIN 385 students from the University of Alberta.

    I am able to meet weekly for 13 weeks, on Thursdays, from September 1 to December 3, 2020 inclusive at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Activities will involve a variety of activities, including 8 weeks of exercise sessions.

    I have a technology device, such as a computer or iPad, as well as an internet connection to use in order to participate in the program.

    I understand that the program will be delivered via online, live Zoom meetings and that I can receive training for using Zoom. In order to receive training, I agree to contact Shelley Kulak, WSAC’s Recreation Program Manager, by email at shelley@weseniors.ca.

    I consent to answer questions concerning my current levels of physical activity participation and my lifestyle.

    I understand that information gathered during the interview conducted by the KIN 385 students will be used to determine the most appropriate physical activity for my current level of functioning.

    I understand that the KIN 385 students I am working with will provide professional guidance only within their scope of knowledge and experience.

    I understand that there are potential risks during participation in physical activity (i.e. episodes of transient lightheadedness, loss of consciousness, abnormal blood pressure, chest discomfort, leg cramps, and nausea), in rare instances heart rhythm disturbances or heart attacks, and that I assume willfully those risks.

    I am obliged to immediately inform the KIN 385 students of any pain, discomfort, fatigue or any other symptoms that I may experience during and immediately after participating in physical activity.

    I understand that I may stop or delay any further participation in physical activity if I so desire and that the KIN 385 students may terminate the physical activity session upon observation of any symptoms of undue distress or abnormal response.

    I understand that I may ask questions or request further explanation or information about the physical activity program at any time.

    I understand that the KIN 385 students are not obligated to provide guidance once the course has finished. I acknowledge that I have read, understood, and completed the health questionnaire portion of this survey fully and answered all of the questions. I understand that, in order to participate, I need to fully answer all questions, including further information, as needed and have consulted with a health care provider or Qualified Exercise Professional prior to becoming active.

    I acknowledge that the undergraduate students are learning and I agree to provide constructive feedback as required to help them learn how to facilitate exercise for older adults.

    That I will adhere to the WSAC Member Code of Conduct and I will:

  • a. Behave in a courteous and respectful manner toward others.
  • b. Be tolerant and patient with the limitations and weaknesses of others.
  • c. Be respectful of the individual and cultural differences of others.
  • d. Be considerate of the feelings of others.
  • e. Refrain from behavior that is abusive, threatening, offensive or disruptive to others.
  • f. Act honestly and ethically in relationships with others, including University staff and students as well as WSAC members, volunteers and staff.
  • g. Fully understand that, according to WSAC policies, behavior outside of the code of conduct may result in my suspension or expulsion from activities with Westend Seniors Activity Centre. I also understand that I can access the full Code of Conduct, in writing, by speaking with any staff member from the centre and as such, agree to adhere to the behaviors and expectations contained within.
  • By signing this agreement, I am agreeing to provide my consent for Westend Seniors Activity Centre to release my email address to the University of Alberta’s KIN 385 Associate Teaching Professor, Dr. Joanna Auger, for the sole purpose of Zoom program facilitation. My consent will be valid between August 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

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