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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
Email: claire.crookshank@von.ca
Website: www.vonmiddlesexelgin.ca
Address:
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

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

Meeting: Class Locations:

Ailsa Craig


Coldstream

  • Coldstream Community Centre

Delaware

  • Delaware Community Centre

Dorchester


Glencoe

  • Glencoe Area Auditorium

Ilderton


Komoka

  • Komoka Community Centre

Lucan


Mount Brydges

  • Royal Canadian Legion

Parkhill


Strathroy


Thorndale


Wardsville

Fees: Set fee * free if meet certain criteria
Application: Call for more information or to be assessed
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Older 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

This information was last completely updated on 2/26/2015

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