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Program: Falls Prevention and Group Exercise Classes for Older Adults  
Organization: Victorian Order of Nurses - Middlesex-Elgin
Elgin-St Thomas Office - Community Support Services
Phone Numbers: St Thomas: 519-637-6408
East Elgin: 519-765-2999
Toll-Free: 1-800-201-0909
Fax: 519-631-4798
Website: www.vonme.ca
Address:
175 S Edgeware Rd
St Thomas, ON
N5P 4C4
Intersection: S Edgeware Rd and Burwell Rd
Location: St Thomas
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: As scheduled * contact for specific times
Public Contacts: Jill Ouimette - Care and Service Manager
519-637-6408 * jill.ouimette@von.ca
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 the VON SMART® (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) program

There are three levels of classes:

Low Mobility
  • 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

Mid Mobility
  • 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

High Mobility
  • 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

Fees: Free
Application: Call for more information or to be assessed
Eligibility / Target Population: Adults 55 years and older * adults with a disability
Languages: English
Area Served:
Elgin and area  
See Also: Exercise and Falls Prevention Programs
Parkinson's Disease

This information was last completely updated on June 19, 2018

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