A free exercise program designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence.
Falls Prevention = A 12-week, group-based program to reduce the incidence of falls and falls related injuries. This program includes two sessions per week, running 45 min each. Included in each session is an active exercise component to increase strength and improve balance as well as an interactive educational piece on falls risk factors and solutions. Programs are taught by a regulated health care provider.
General Exercise Programs = Chair-based exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Various equipment is used to achieve these goals including resistance bands, small hand weights and exercise balls. This program is suitable for all levels of fitness. Modifications to exercises are presented by the instructor for an inclusive and safe workout for all participants. Programs are taught by non-regulated health professionals such as a physiotherapy/ occupational therapy assistant or instructors certified in senior’s fitness.
Ages 60 years and older or people younger than 60 with mobility issues. All eligible members of the public are welcome but must have own transportation and be able to participate in a group setting.
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