The Red Book of Hamilton

March of Dimes Canada

Home Support Exercise Program

Emily Liefl, Community Support Supervisor
Areas Served Hamilton (City of); Burlington; Haldimand County; Niagara Region; Brant County; Norfolk County;
HoursMon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
LanguageEnglish; Exercise instructions available in multiple languages for ambulatory program only at this time
AccessibilityFully Accessible
FeesNone;
Agency Type Non Profit
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905-687-8484 ext 246
Toll Free:
1-800-263-4742 ext 246
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Address
3340 Schmon Pkwy Unit 1E
Thorold ON L2V 4Y6

Free, in-home 12-week exercise program designed specifically for older adults living at home.

Program includes:

10 simple, progressive exercises taught and guided by a trained support staff or volunteer

Evidence based, best practice program nationally, developed by the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) in partnership with Western University

Materials provided to assist individuals to exercise independently, such as exercise guide and tracking sheets

3 levels of exercise support available (seated, seated and weight bearing, and ambulatory)

Focus on strength, balance, and flexibility, toward maintaining/improving functional abilities and fall prevention

Exercises are generally safe for older adults to do each day. Physician consent is requested by MODC prior to starting toward safe participation.

Eligibility

Age 55 years and older; Older Adults 55 years and older

Application

Contact supervisor for referral. Physician consent will be requested prior to a client beginning the program.