Active Living for Older Adults

Summarized by Dr. Agnes Coutinho PhD

Healthcare professionals working with older adults are routinely prescribing walking, as part of rehabilitation and overall health and wellness programs. There are over 280+ research studies identifying health benefits of adding specialized poles to any walking routine. Due to the improved balance, posture, reduce impact off painful joints and improved mood and confidence health, this accessible and affordable activity, urban poling, and especially the use of our unique ACTIVATOR℗ Poles, has become a popular choice for persons requiring help with stability and balance, as well as for older or perhaps less active adults.

The ACTIVATOR℗ Poles are the only ones like it available on the market which have been co-designed by an occupational therapist for improving safety, comfort and effectiveness, as well as to mitigate factors related to falls.


  • Urban Poling is the first recommended activity on the
         Canadian Physical Health Guidelines for older adults
  • Social indoor/outdoor activity
  • Live and online Training for recreation directors
Contact: for professional pricing for orders for community programs.

Urban Poling gives me a super workout, a longer stride and I walk a lot faster! I feel better when I am doing urban poling and I feel great after.

– Kathy Gilford

I never thought I would start a craze in our town through our older adult programming, but that is exactly what has happened with our Urban Poling Program.

– Cheryl Philips, Older Adult Program Co-ordinator

Activator walking poles are phenomenal in older adult fitness classes. The four points of contact help improve posture balance, and security. But most important of all in the way that participants’ self-esteem goes off the chart.

– Don Ferguson, older adult fitness instructor

I enjoy walking now because my fears of injury are gone. I feel confident, stand taller and get a better workout. I love the ergonomic handles because my hands don’t get sore like they did from gripping my other poles.

– Bob Lewis

I really love my Urban Poles! Let me tell you I have used the poles twice to catch myself from falling on slippery roads.


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