Group Exercise and Falls Prevention Classes in the South West

Seniors in the South West now have improved access to exercise and falls prevention classes. The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has identified a number of Community Support Service providers that will participate in a two-phased approach. This approach will first maintain and then increase access to exercise and falls prevention classes.

These group exercise and falls prevention classes are for older adults and people with mobility issues and chronic conditions. They aim 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 SMART® (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) program. Classes are free of charge and provide education on falls prevention along with an exercise program.

There are three levels of classes:

Level One (L1)

  • 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 (L2)

  • 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 (L3)

  • 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

To learn more about these classes or to register, please contact your local provider.

For a current and detailed list of group exercise and falls prevention classes, check out our Events section. Stay tuned for more event listings as they become available.
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