Active aging: Physical, cognitive and social effects of pole walking

John Hudec & Mandy Shintani


We are so pleased to have our co-director Mandy Shintani selected to present at the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) upcoming Conference/Summit and Expo. This virtual conference runs from October 27-28 and from November 5-6. The ICAA’s mission is to promote Active Aging as a solution to improving the quality of life for older adults. Our efforts are directed at helping businesses excel in serving the 50+ population, and at helping that population serve itself. Additionally, receive continuing education credits after attending.

Presentation Description:


Learn the benefits of specialized pole-walking programs for older adults from three contrasting studies. The initial study followed older adults with chronic health conditions in a community setting, and a pre/post group evaluation determined changes in balance indicators. The second included focus group sessions the following exposure to poling during a 55+ walk-and-tone class for healthy and community-dwelling adults. Potential benefits, intentions, and feelings of athleticism were reviewed. Focused on older adults in care with both chronic health conditions and cognitive impairment, the third measured physical, cognitive, and social changes after regular pole-walking exposure. You’ll also experience the benefits of poling during seated exercises. 

Date:  Wednesday October 28 at 7:45 to 8:45 am.  

Mandy is a globally recognized speaker having presented in Australia, UK, Ireland, USA, and numerous times over the past fifteen years here in Canada. Mandy is an occupational therapist, gerontologist, and the founder of Urban Poling. Her mission is to inspire all Canadians toward active living and wellness through innovative pole designs and education.

Urban Poling is an award-winning women-owned and operated Canadian company. We are one of the first companies to bring Urban Poling (the generic name is Nordic walking) to Canada! Today as an international education center & distributor, our high performance Urban and ACTIVATOR poles are found in 700+ stores and have been adopted as a therapy & fitness tool by more than 5500 graduates of our training programs including, diverse healthcare professionals and fitness instructors!

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