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Daily Dozen update

A few months ago we have created a visual guide called Daily Dozen, based on Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for seniors 65+. This visual guide is meant to be used by seniors who live in the senior apartment buildings, many of whom are with Limited language skills. The idea is to encourage seniors to keep physically and socially active and improve their health. Daily Dozen is a set of 12 pictures of simple exercises that would be installed on each floor of the hallway walls of the senior apartment buildings.

OCH – Ottawa Community Housing recently accepted our idea and granted us a permission to install our Daily Dozen visual guide for seniors in Russell Manor.

Many Seniors can’t go out for a walk and use hallways for their walking routine. Daily Dozen will serve as a supplement to their walking routine.

This is a snapshot of what exercises are included in the list of 12. We are working on finishing the details.