Victorian Order of Nurses

Site: Elgin-St Thomas Office

Service: Falls Prevention and Group Exercise Classes for Seniors

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Record #: LON0841 Last Modified: 05 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 26 Feb 2015
Contact Information
Office PhoneSt Thomas: 519-637-6408
East Elgin: 519-765-2995
Toll Free PhoneIntake and Client Services: 1-866-865-6711
Fax519-631-4798
Websitewww.vonmiddlesexelgin.ca
Description and Service Details
DescriptionGroup 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
BoundariesElgin
EligibilityOlder adults 65 years and older * people with mobility issues
ApplicationCall for more information or to be assessed
LanguagesEnglish
Feesfree if meet certain criteria
Agency Information
Established1897
FundingPrivate ; Provincial - SWLHIN
Site Information
Site LocationCentral Elgin
Located In CommunitySt Thomas
Address & Map
175 South Edgeware Rd
St Thomas, ON N5P 4C4
IntersectionSouth Edgeware Rd and Confederation Dr
AccessibilityFully Accessible