Contact Information
Office Phone St Thomas: 519-637-6408
East Elgin: 519-765-2999
Toll Free Phone 1-800-201-0909
Fax 519-631-4798
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
Hours As scheduled * contact for specific times
Areas Served Elgin County
Boundaries Elgin
Eligibility Older adults 65 years and older * people with mobility issues
Application Call for more information or to be assessed
Languages English
Fees free if meet certain criteria
Agency Information
Established 1897
Funding Private ; Provincial - SWLHIN
Site Information
Site Location St Thomas
Located In Community St Thomas
Address & Map
175 S Edgeware Rd
St Thomas, ON N5P 4C4
Intersection S Edgemere Rd and Burwell Rd
Accessibility Fully Accessible