Program: Falls Prevention and Group Exercise Classes for Seniors
Organization: ONE CARE Home and 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

Goals include:
  • To reduce falls and educate participants about falls prevention
  • To improve flexibility, balance, strength and aerobic endurance
  • To enhance overall health

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

Multiple class locations and levels provided * call to register and be matched to appropriate class level and location
Requirements
Fees: Free
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Older adults 65 years and older * people with mobility issues
Application: Call to register * no referral required
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible      Wheelchair Accessible
Area(s) Served: Huron County and area
Contact Information
Website: www.onecaresupport.ca/Services/ExerciseampWellness...
Address: 131 John St E, PO Box 969
Wingham, ON
N0G 2W0
Map
Intersection: John St and Catherine St
Hours: Mon-Fi 8am-5pm
Contacts: Karen Hartman - Community Health and Wellness Supervisor
519-482-1634 ext 2017 * khartman@onecaresupport.ca

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