Northwood’s Fitness Centre Featured on Television

Northwood’s Pauline Potter Fitness Centre was the subject of a feature on AMI television on Monday, February 20th as part of their News show “AMI This Week.”

AMI is a not-for-profit multimedia organization serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted. They operate three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI’s mission is to make accessible media for all Canadians.

Northwood’s Fitness Centre is the only Dementia Friendly Fitness Centre operated out of a Long Term Care facility in North America. The Centre features a new design that is laid out specifically to help people with dementia exercise in a safe environment.

The fitness centre offers a full service gym including weights, cardio equipment, floor equipment, free weigh-in and body measurements, on-site showers, washrooms, locker rooms and certified staff. It is open to residents of Northwood as well as staff and community members of all ages. Funding for the renovations was provided by donations and by the Northwood Foundation.

AMI’s story can be seen on their website:

http://www.ami.ca/category/ami-week/media/dementia-friendly-gym