Lesson in healthy aging leads students to curling club


It wasn’t just another curling game for 40 international students in the College’s School of Nursing.

When the students – who come from India, the Philippines, and Nigeria – participated in a field trip to the St. Catharines Curling Centre on March 7, it was the first time they had ever seen a game on ice. Watching senior players – many who were in their eighties and nineties — in action, the Gerontology Graduate Certificate students not only got a taste of the Canadian winter sport, they got a chance to learn about healthy aging activities in Niagara, firsthand.

Organized by Pat MacMillan, PRAC coordinator, the field trip was part of their Term 1 PRAC and Healthy Aging in the Community course. It was also linked to a course taught by Courtney Evers, NURS 9416 Healthy Aging in the Community.

– Submitted by Courtney Evers, coordinator, International Graduate Certificate Programs; professor, Practical Nursing program.

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