|Record #: NIA0707||Last Modified: 07 Jan 2021||Last Full Update: 26 Nov 2019|
|Office Phone||905-529-0700 ext 2282|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-323-9312|
|Primary Contact||Emily Atkinson, Program Coordinator, Falls Prevention and Exercise Programs|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Located In Community||Niagara Region|
|Mailing Address||414 Victoria Ave N, Suite M2
Hamilton, ON L8L 5G8
|Service and Access Details|
|Description (Service)||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 Registered Kinesiologist.
Various locations in Grimsby, Port Colborne, St Catharines and Welland.
General Exercise Programs
Exercise classes are taught in a group setting, geared towards the senior population. Participants will work through chair-based and/or standing exercises targeting improvements in 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 seniors fitness.
Various locations in Fonthill, Fort Erie, Grimsby, Niagara Falls, Pelham, Port Colborne, Smithville, St Catharines, Vineland and Welland.
|Hours||Hours vary, call for information|
|Eligibility||Ages 60 years and up or people under 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.|
|Application||Contact the VON Program Coordinator for program locations, class schedules and registration.|
|Physical Access||Individual sites vary. Call for details.|
|Legal Status||(50) Non Profit|
|Service Categories||Fall Prevention Programs ; Physical Fitness ~ Older Adults ; Physical Fitness ~ People With Disabilities|