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SHINE is a collection of programs especially designed for active seniors and older adults to help them improve all aspects of personal wellness in the natural setting of the Kortright Centre.
Studies have shown that “Nature can promote the physical, mental, and social health of older adults”.1
SHINE offers a variety of programs exploring different aspects health through activities in the beautiful natural settings of the Kortright Centre.
Connect your mind and body with nature through yoga, tai chi, mindfulness training, pole-walking and art classes.
Explore your interest in all of these by taking our SHINE sampler pack, or sign up for a series of sessions in a single discipline.
About the Kortright Centre
Situated 10 minutes north of Toronto, on 325 hectares of conservation lands, Kortright Centre combines a natural oasis with some of the most leading edge sustainable education programs and events in Canada. The centre hosts 100,000 visitors annually and offers environmental education programs for schools and sustainable technology workshops for the public, trades and professionals. Kortright’s 16 km of trails wind through mature forests, meadows, wetlands, and down into the valley of the Humber River.
1Therapeutic landscapes and wellbeing in later life:
Impacts of blue and green spaces for older adults
Jessica Finlay, Thea Franke, Heather
McKay, Joanie Sims-Gould,
Health & Place,Volume 34, July
2015, Pages 97–106
9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 1A6, Canada