Saskatoon and Region

Forever…in motion Programs

COVID-19 Update:
Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we are taking responsible measures to protect the health of our leaders, participants and staff. We have implemented a work from home policy, therefore the motion - Community Older Adult Recreation Therapy staff are not working out of the Community Health Center at Market Mall, nor is Brenda working out of RUH. Our staff remain available via email and telephone and will continue to serve you as best we can. As we are not physically in the office we will be checking our voicemail as often as we can, so please keep in contact. Our phone numbers and emails are as follows:
Kimberly Willison 306-844-4081
Kereen Lazurko 306-844-4082
Kim Nicholls 306-844-4083
Brenda Chomyn 306-655-2454
We will be monitoring this ongoing pandemic closely, and will provide any updates to motion as the situation evolves.
Forever…in motion is a health promotion initiative that helps older adults become physically active through volunteer-led physical activity groups.

Promoting physical activity to the older adult community is a key strategy of motion. As our older adult population increases so does the impact on our healthcare system. One of the greatest health risks for older adults is sedentary living (World Health Organization, 1997).

The motion Older Adult strategy is to improve and maintain the health of older adults living in the community through support, education, research, partnerships and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. The strategy focuses primarily on individuals living in seniors’ congregate housing and condominiums or those that attend churches, day programs and community association programs.

Mission: To improve and/or maintain the health of older adults living in the community through education and physical activity.

The primary goals of the motion Older Adult strategy are to:

  • facilitate and coordinate the support required for older adults, with a focus on physical activity and healthy eating.
  • improve and maintain the health of older adults living in the community.
  • increase access to community based physical activity opportunities for older adults.
  • ensure sustainability of the older adult Forever…in motion programs. motion Newsletters

How to become a Forever…in motion site

To become a Forever…in motion site you will need a space that can be used to exercise in as well as one or more people that would be interested in being trained as a leader. There is no cost to becoming a Forever…in motion site. Our goal is simply to enable you to offer a safe physical activity program for your group. This can be in a church, seniors hall, apartment, condominium etc.

It will be up to your site how many days per week and what time you want to offer your Forever…in motion program. They typically vary from 30 to 60min, 1 to 5 days per week. Usually Forever…in motion groups include a cardiovascular, muscular strength, balance and flexibility component.

For more information please refer to our Forever…in motion brochure or contact us at 306-844-4081, 306-844-4082 or 306-844-4083.

List of motion sites - Saskatoon (including those open to the public)

List of motion sites - Rural motion has gone provincial! Check here for more information.

How to become a Forever…in motion leader

Forever…in motion leaders are men and women from the community that have the desire to help older adults become physically active. Leaders can be of any age, and no previous experience is required.

We provide a 30-hour training session where you will learn about safe physical activities, basic muscle groups, chronic conditions, balance and fall prevention. A hands-on practical component is also key in this training. The fee for training is $40, which covers the cost of a manual, T-shirt, handouts and an instructional DVD.

Upcoming Leader Training:


Please call to add your name to the waiting list or for alternative dates.

For more information please contact Brenda at 306-655-2454 or

Benefits of becoming a Forever…in motion leader include:

  • Training is provided.
  • 2 leader meetings per year to meet other leaders and for learning development
  • Becoming a registered volunteer with the Saskatoon Health Region
  • Exercise!
  • Chance to be creative
  • Social opportunities
  • Chance to make a real difference in improving the health of your seniors
  • Participants always love their leader!

Emergency Procedures for motion Leaders

Forever in motion Incident Report Form

Emergency Contact List motion contact information


Staying On Your Feet

Falls represent a major threat to the health status and independence of older adults. The good news is that falls are predictable and preventable. Don’t let the fear of falling prevent you from being physically active because inactivity will actually increase your risk of falling.

- Saskatoon Regional Health Authority

Staying on Your Feet is a 4-6 or 8-12 week balance and education program. Please see brochure link below. 

Staying on Your Feet Brochure

Staying On Your Feet contact information:

Cheryl Lehne - Physical Therapist



Older Adult Physical Activity Resources