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Program: Falls Prevention and Group Exercise Classes for Seniors
Organization: Victorian Order of Nurses - Grey-Bruce
Description of Services: Group exercise and falls prevention classes for older adults and people with mobility issues and chronic conditions * aims to improve strength and balance to prevent injury and falls

Classes are instructed by volunteers and staff trained in Seniors fitness Instructor Course through the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging and/or the VON SMART® (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) program

There are 2 levels of classes:

Level 1
  • offered in community and retirement settings
  • designed for those with a moderate level of ability who live with a chronic illness such as diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis
  • class is a mix of both standing and seated components

Level 2
  • offered in community settings
  • designed for those with a moderate to vigorous level of ability
  • provides the option to participate at a higher level of intensity

SMART Program Volunteers - Senior fitness instructor courses and ongoing training and education * contact the office about becoming a SMART volunteer fitness instructor

Bruce County Classes:

Chesley
  • Elgin Abbey Residence for Seniors - Level 1

Kincardine

  • Anglican Church of the Messiah - Level 2
  • Huron Terrace Apartments - Level 1
  • Trillium Court - Level 1

Lion's Head

  • Friendship Centre - Level 1
  • Lion's Head Community Centre - Level 2

Lucknow

  • Nine Mile Villa Retirement Community - Level 1

Ripley

  • Ripley Community Centre - Level 2
  • R'Villa Retirement Living - Level 1

Sauble Beach
  • Christian Fellowship Church - Level 2

Saugeen Shores
  • Hampton Court Retirement Lodge - Level 1
  • Kingsway Arms at Elgin Lodge - Level 1
  • Saugeen Shores Community Complex - Level 2
  • Chantry Centre - Level 2

Teeswater
  • Teeswater Community Centre - Level 2

Tiverton
  • Tiverton Park Manor - Level 1
  • Whitney Crawford Community Centre - Level 2

Tobermory

  • Tobermory Community Centre - Level 2

Walkerton
  • Maple Court Villa Retirement Residence - Level 1

Wiarton
  • Wiarton Community Centre - Level 2

Grey County Classes:

Chatsworth
  •     Chatsworth Legion - Level 1

Durham

  • Serenity Assisted Living - Level 1

Hanover

  • Grace United Church - Level 2
  • McVean Lodge - Level 1
  • The Village Seniors Community - Level 1

Markdale

  • Centre Grey Recreation Complex - Level 1 and 2

Meaford

  • Albert Place (Golden Town Residential Community) - Level 1

Owen Sound

  • Calvary Church - Level 2
  • Central Place Retirement Home - Level 1
  • First United Church - Level 2 (Parkinson's Disease class available)
  • Hannah Walker Place - Level 1
  • John Joseph Place - Level 1
  • Kelso Pines Retirement Home - Level 1
  • Kelso Villa Retirement Home - Level 1
  • Parkway Apartments - Level 1
  • St. Thomas Anglican Church - Level 1
  • Seasons Owen Sound Retirement Community- Level 1
  • Summit Place Retirement Lodge - Level 1

Thornbury

  • Errinrung Residence - Level 1

Williamsford

  • Williamsford Community Centre - Level 2


Services and Programs:
Requirements
Fees: Free
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Adults 55 years and older * people with mobility issues
Application: Call to register * no referral required
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible      Wheelchair Accessible
Languages: English
Area(s) Served: Grey County ; Bruce County and area
Contact Information
Phone Numbers: 519-376-5895
Toll-Free: 1-800-265-3138
Fax: 519-376-8233
Email: von4you.greybruce@von.ca
Website: www.von.ca
Address: 1280 20th St E, Box 969
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 6H6
Map
Intersection: 20th St E and 9th Ave E
Location: Classes offered throughout Grey and Bruce
Hours: Administration: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Contacts: Jill Thurston, David Schembri and Maria Kuntz - SMART Exercise Program Coordinators
Marianne Fremlin - Administrative Assistant

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