Program: Falls Prevention and Group Exercise Classes for Seniors
Organization: Victorian Order of Nurses - Perth-Huron
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 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 65 years and older * people with mobility issues
Application: Call to register * no referral required
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible      Wheelchair Accessible
Area(s) Served: Listowel and area
Contact Information
Phone Numbers: 519-291-5898
Fax: 519-291-3141
Email: jolanta.rooyakkers@von.ca
Address: 975 Wallace Ave N, Unit D-1
Listowel, ON
N4W 1M6
Map
Intersection: Wallace Ave N and McDonald St E
Location: North Perth
Executives: Adrienne Vanderweg - Senior Manager, Community Supports Southwest - North
519-271-7991 ext 4232 * adrienne.vanderweg@von.ca
Contacts: Jolanta Rooyakkers - Coordinator of Wellness
Kathy Dingwell - Lead Coordinator, Wellness for Seniors
519-271-7991 ext 4225 * kathy.dingwell@von.ca

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