Happy International Day for Older Persons and National Seniors Day!
September 30, 2019 | By Urban Poling
October 1st marks a day near and dear to our hearts, it is the United Nations International Day for Older Persons (UNIDOP), as well as National Seniors Day in Canada!
Globally, we recognize the contribution that older adults have made to their communities and certainly here in Canada on this day the government of Canada acknowledges the life-long contributions our nation’s seniors have made and continue to make to their families, communities and society at large.
Over the past nearly 15 years that Urban Poling Inc. has been in business we have always been privileged to have had so many older adults recognize the unique features and benefits of our overall educational platform as well as poles and have been even more privileged to have had them share their experiences and stories with us. A common theme over the years has been – “these poles have changed my life for the better”. Whether they are being used to increase cardiovascular fitness, for overall muscle conditioning, for caloric burn and weight loss or for additional balance, stability and off-loading – they have and continue to make a difference in people’s lives and as a company, we couldn’t be more pleased with the uptake.
On this day, we would like to recognize the partnerships that we have made with organizations who also represent and honour older adults within our community like Active Aging Canada and CARP (Canadian Association for Retired Persons). We commend you for your work in this space and appreciate all that you do to elevate the awareness of this important cohort of our population.
Finally, to all the community centres, recreation facilities, hospitals, clinics and our retail partners who specialize in serving this community – we thank you for helping your respective communities to UP their level of fitness and walk their way to better health with Urban Poling!
Happy International Day of Older Persons and National Seniors Day from all of us here at Urban Poling Inc.!
Keep your poles more upright and in front of you. Lean forward slightly, and use the poles to help push you up the hill. If necessary, bend your elbows, but remember to transition back to the straight arm technique at the top of the hill
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education