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VON Canada

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Service: Parkinson's Exercise Program

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-529-0700 ext 2282
Toll Free Phone 1-800-323-9312
Fax 905-527-1919
Primary Contact Emily Atkinson, Program Coordinator, Falls Prevention and Exercise Programs
Site Details
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) An exercise program designed for anyone with the diagnosis of Parkinson’s or any other neurological disorder. This program includes three types of therapeutic exercise: muscle strengthening, balance training, and flexibility exercises. Exercises are graduated, starting with the simplest and advancing as appropriate. Participants are taught how to monitor their heart rates, and are encouraged to reach a moderate intensity during exercise classes. As a direct result, endurance capabilities of participants improve, resulting in improved health, energy and strength. Programs are taught by non-regulated health professionals such as a physiotherapy/ occupational therapy assistant or instructors certified in seniors fitness. 
Various class locations in Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Pelham, Port Colborne, Beamsville and St Catharines
Hours Hours vary, call for information
Eligibility Members of the public with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or any other neurological disorder. 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 District Coordinator for program locations, class schedules and registration.
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - HNHB LHIN
Meetings Call for information
Service Categories Caregiver Support Groups ~ Parkinson's Disease ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Parkinson's Disease ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Parkinson's Disease ; Therapeutic Exercise

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