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Program: Falls Prevention and Group Exercise Classes for Seniors  
Organization: Victorian Order of Nurses - Middlesex-Elgin
Middlesex-Strathroy Office
Phone Numbers: 519-245-3170
Toll-Free: 1-800-265-7058
Fax: 519-245-3164
274 Head St N
Strathroy, ON
N7G 4L7
Intersection: Head St N and Kittridge Ave E
Location: Strathroy
Hours: As scheduled * contact for specific times
Service Description: 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 SMART® (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

Meeting: Class Locations:

Ailsa Craig


  • Coldstream Community Centre


  • Delaware Community Centre



  • Glencoe Area Auditorium



  • Komoka Community Centre


Mount Brydges

  • Royal Canadian Legion





Fees: Set fee * free is if criteria is met
Application: Call for more information or to be assessed
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Adults 65 years and older * people with mobility issues
Languages: English
Language Note: Portuguese interpretation available upon request
Area(s) Served: Strathroy and Adelaide-Metcalfe (Rural Middlesex)
See Also: Exercise and Falls Prevention Programs
Parkinson's Disease

This information was last completely updated on 2/23/2016

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