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Physical Literacy for Older Adults
In the older adult population, the ability and confidence of an individual to participate in various physical activities is a strong predictor of participation levels. Awareness and education of physical literacy as it applies to the older adult population, informing the strategies of physical activity advocates, promoters and facilitators, and older adults themselves, may be the missing link in achieving a sustained increase in physical activity participation in this group.  This session will focus on identifying opportunities to develop physical literacy in an older adult population.

Oct 29, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Drew Mitchell
Director of Physical Literacy @Sport for Life Society
Drew is the Director of Physical Literacy for the Sport for Life Society and works as a consultant focused on the development of physical literacy and better physical activity and sport at the community level. Drew’s goal is to create movement - purposeful, skill-based and confidence building movement in children, youth, and adults. Developing physical literacy is one of the cornerstones of being Active for Life and having better long-term health outcomes. Better movement skills lead to more choices, more options, more confidence, and potentially more activity!