Victorian Order of Nurses - Middlesex-Elgin

Site: Elgin-St Thomas Office

Service: Falls Prevention and Group Exercise Classes for Seniors

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Record #: LON0841 Last Modified: 02 Jul 2015 Last Full Update: 19 May 2015
Contact Information
Office PhoneSt Thomas: 519-637-6408
East Elgin: 519-765-2999
Toll Free Phone1-800-201-0909
Description and Service Details
Description (Service)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 SMARTĀ® (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
HoursAs scheduled * contact for specific times
Areas ServedElgin County
EligibilityOlder adults 65 years and older * people with mobility issues
ApplicationCall for more information or to be assessed
Feesfree if meet certain criteria
Agency Information
FundingPrivate ; Provincial - SWLHIN
Site Information
Site LocationSt Thomas
Located In CommunitySt Thomas
Address & Map
175 S Edgeware Rd
St Thomas, ON N5P 4C4
IntersectionS Edgemere Rd and Burwell Rd
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Service CategoriesPhysical Fitness ~ Older Adults