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Niagara (Region of). Community Services Department

Site: South Niagara Health and Wellness Centre

Service: Seniors Services - Seniors Community Programs: Independent Living/Wellness Curriculum

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-714-4407
Fax 905-714-9474
Primary Contact Jenn Bandi, Coordinator; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community Welland
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Applied Health Institute
100 Niagara College Blvd, Rm AH127
Welland, ON L3C 7L3
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Intersection Woodlawn Rd and First Ave
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) COVID-19: Programs have been temporarily suspended. All active clients are able to receive scheduled wellness telephone calls. 
A revolving 12 week Independent Living/Wellness curriculum for older adults focusing on four main themes: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury, Optimizing Mental and Physical Function, Managing Chronic Conditions and Engaging with Life. Participation in the curriculum is included in the Ambulatory Rehab Program. 
Topics include: 
* The Importance of Physical Activity 
* Fall Prevention 
* Foot Care 
* Managing Mental Health 
* Community Engagement 
* Meaningful Activities 
* Goal Setting 
* Nutrition 
* Medication Safety 
* Sleep Hygiene 
* Arthritis 
* Diabetes 
* Heart Health 
* Osteoporosis 
* Lifelong Learning
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Eligibility Ages: 55 year(s) and up 
Older adults experiencing a decline in physical function and/or are inactive; are motivated to stay healthy, safe and strong. Participants must be able to transfer independently or with one person assist.
Application Self and agency referrals accepted, call for information.  
*Physician's referral needed to receive physiotherapy services (for those experiencing a high volume of falls, at risk of hospitalization or recently discharged from hospital).
Languages English
Fees None ; Transportation and parking costs are the responsibility of the participant
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care ; LHIN
Service Categories Wellness Programs ~ Older Adults

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