Program: Falls Prevention and Group Exercise Classes for Older Adults
Organizations: Victorian Order of Nurses - Middlesex-Elgin
Middlesex-Dorchester Office
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 or the VON SMARTĀ® (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) program

There are 3 levels of classes:

Level 1
  • 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 2
  • 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 3
  • 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 * people with mobility issues
Application: Call for more information or to be assessed
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible      Wheelchair Accessible
Area(s) Served: Dorchester and Rural Middlesex
Contact Information
Email: amber.lord@von.ca
Website: vonmiddlesexelgin.ca/smart-exercise-clinics/
Address: Thames Centre Recreation Complex
2066 Dorchester Rd
Dorchester, ON
N0L 1G2
Map
Intersection: Dorchester Rd and Hamilton Rd
Hours: As scheduled * contact for specific times
Contacts: Amber Lord - Care and Service Manager
519-268-7028

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