Program: Falls Prevention and Group Exercise Classes for Seniors
Organization: Victorian Order of Nurses - Grey-Bruce
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 2 levels of classes:

Level 1
  • offered in community and retirement settings
  • designed for those with a moderate level of ability who live with a chronic illness such as diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis
  • class is a mix of both standing and seated components

Level 2
  • 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

SMART Program Volunteers - Senior fitness instructor courses and ongoing training and education * contact the office about becoming a SMART volunteer fitness instructor

Services and Programs:
Requirements
Fees: Free
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Adults 55 years and older * people with mobility issues
Application: Call to register * no referral required
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible      Wheelchair Accessible
Contact Information
Address: 1280 20th St E, Box 969
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 6H6
Map
Intersection: 20th St E and 9th Ave E
Location: Classes offered throughout Grey and Bruce
Contacts: Jill Thurston, David Schembri and Maria Kuntz - SMART Exercise Program Coordinators
Marianne Fremlin - Administrative Assistant

This information is provided by thehealthline.ca. It was last completely updated on: 7/13/2017

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