STAND UP! Classes

Fall Prevention Program details and classes

Supporting older adults to “be active” and “improve balance” are key components of the Stay On Your Feet Strategy.

STAND UP! focuses on building balance, strength and flexibility among older adults who are concerned about their balance or who have had a fall. Increasing the physical activity level and overall balance of the older adult are two key components of Stay On Your Feet.

STAND UP! Classes

  • Offered free to older adults who qualify based on an assessment
  • Designed for older adults who live independently in the community
  • Participants may have had a fall or are worried about their balance.
  • Participants must commit to attend 12 weeks of class, 2.5 hours per week.
  • A pre and posttest helps participants see their improvement over time
  • Local Public Health Units organize the classes in their district

To find out about training opportunities, to offer a class or to find out where the next class begins in your area call your health unit contact, listed below.

For more information contact: Wendy Carew, Regional Coordinator SOYF, NE LHIN, wendy.carew@ontariohealth.ca or 705-840-1610


Algoma:

Group exercise programs are currently on hold as a result of COVID-19.  Please check back for updates on when these classes will resume in your community

Contact Helen Kwolek, R.N. BScN
hkwolek@algomapublichealth.com
www.algomapublichealth.com
1-866-892-0172

 

SHAC (Senior Health Advisory Committee) – a grassroots organization of seniors who volunteer to identify and address current health issues which impact seniors in the Algoma District. It’s members advocate for seniors by lobbying all levels of government on their behalf, collaborate with Algoma Public Health and our community partners, provide seniors with information on health issues, legal requirements, and safety concerns and inform seniors of their rights and responsibilities. For more information contact shacchair@gmail.com

North Bay Parry Sound:

Group exercise programs are currently on hold as a result of COVID-19.  Please check back for updates on when these classes will resume in your community

Healthy Aging Information

Contact Taylor Matson, Community Health Promoter
taylor.matson@healthunit.ca or healthy.living@healthunit.ca

1-800-563-2808, Ext. 5215

 

 

 

 

 

 

Porcupine:

Info for Seniors in Timmins
Healthy Aging Information
https://www.seniorsintimmins.ca/

Group exercise programs are currently on hold as a result of COVID-19.  Please check back for updates on when these classes will resume in your community

Contact April Jalbert, R.N. Public Health Nurse
April.Jalbert@porcupinehu.on.ca
www.porcupinehu.on.ca
1-800-461-1818

 

Sudbury and districts:

Healthy Aging Information
Group exercise programs are currently on hold as a result of COVID-19.  Please check back for updates on when these classes will resume in your community

Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 705-522-9200, toll-free 1-866-522-9200

Stay On Your Feet Sudbury and districts: 705-674.4330, toll-free 1-855-674-4330, stayonyourfeet@phsd.ca

Contact Jennifer Hodgins, R.N., Public Health Nurse
hodginsj@phsd.ca,
www.phsd.ca

Timiskaming:

Healthy Aging Information
Free Exercise Classes for Older Adults
City of Temiskaming Shores Age Friendly

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Contact Lorna Desmarais, Public Health Promoter
desmaraisl@timiskaminghu.com
www.timiskaminghu.com
1-866-747-4305, Ext. 2239