Program: Falls Prevention and Group Exercise Classes for Older Adults
Organizations: Victorian Order of Nurses - Middlesex-Elgin
Elgin-St Thomas Office - Community Support Services
Description of Services: Group exercise and falls prevention classes for older adults and people with mobility issues and chronic conditions * aims to improve strength and balance to prevent injury and falls

Classes are instructed by volunteers and staff trained in Seniors fitness Instructor Course through the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging and/or the VON SMARTĀ® (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) program

There are three levels of classes:

Level One
  • offered in retirement homes (may be open to community members)
  • designed to support improvement for those with limited mobility
  • classes are primarily seated with standing components as tolerated

Level Two
  • offered in community and retirement settings
  • designed for those with a moderate level of ability
  • class is a mix of both standing and seated components

Level Three
  • offered in community settings
  • designed for those with a moderate to vigorous level of ability
  • provides the option to participate at a higher level of intensity
Requirements
Fees: Free
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Adults 55 years and older * adults with a disability
Application: Call for more information or to be assessed
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible      Wheelchair Accessible
Area(s) Served: Elgin and area
Contact Information
Website: vonmiddlesexelgin.ca/smart-exercise-clinics/
Address: Elgin Mall
417 Wellington St
St Thomas, ON
N5R 5J5
Map
Intersection: Fairview Ave and Wellington St
Hours: As scheduled * contact for specific times

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