Victorian Order of Nurses

Site: Middlesex-Strathroy Office

Service: Falls Prevention and Group Exercise Classes for Seniors

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-245-3170
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-7058
Fax 519-245-3164
E-Mail shawn.master@von.ca
Website www.von.ca/en/middlesex-elgin/service/seniors-maintaining-active-roles-together-smart
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 SMART® (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) program

There are 3 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
Hours As scheduled * contact for specific times
Meetings Class Locations:

Ailsa Craig

Coldstream
  • Coldstream Community Centre

Delaware
  • Delaware Community Centre (both mid and high mobility)

Dorchester

Glencoe
  • Glencoe Area Auditorium (mid mobility)

Ilderton
  • Ilderton Community Centre

Komoka
  • Komoka United Church (mid mobility)

Lucan

Mount Brydges
  • Royal Canadian Legion

Parkhill

Strathroy

Thorndale
  • Thorndale Community Centre

Wardsville
Areas Served Middlesex County
Boundaries Strathroy and Adelaide-Metcalfe (Rural Middlesex)
Eligibility Ages: 55 year(s) and up 
 
Adults 55 years and older
Application Call for more information or to be assessed
Languages English
Fees Free
Agency Information
Established 1906
Funding Private ; Provincial - SWLHIN
Site Information
Site Location Strathroy
Located In Community Strathroy
Address & Map
274 Head St N
Strathroy, ON N7G 4L7
Intersection Head St N and Kittridge Ave E
Physical Access Partially Accessible

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