Enhancing the Lives of Seniors
Cycling Without Age (CWA) is an innovative program that makes it possible for seniors or those with mobility challenges to stay active and get back on bicycles, allowing them to enjoy their scenic communities.
This resource page features several informative tools to support long-term care (LTC) leaders and management in implementing CWA, and informing families and care partners that it exists. Included is a descriptive article, a recording of a webinar hosted by the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI), and a program brochure to help LTC homes with implementation.
Bruyère Continuing Care opened Ontario’s first CWA chapter in 2016, in collaboration with community partner Gary Bradshaw. The program has been running in Bruyère’s Saint-Louis Residence, Élisabeth Bruyère Residence, and Bruyère Village, and the success has been tremendous. The Ontario CLRI supported the program evaluation. Learn more about the Cycling Without Age program at Bruyère.
Read this article to gain an understanding of the initiative and how it was implemented in two Ottawa LTC homes.
This webinar focuses on why CWA is an essential program, as well as the ins and outs of running it with a large group of dedicated volunteers.
This PDF brochure outlines useful tool, policies, procedures, and evaluation approaches for implementing CWA.