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Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Exercise Classes

403 Ontario St
Unit 1 St Catharines, ON
L2N 1L5

Minds in Motion Exercise Class
A n 8-week, community-based social program that incorporates physical activity and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of dementia and their care partners.


Virtual Qigong Exercise Class
An ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves mediation, controlled breathing and movement exercises.

https://alzheimer.ca/niagara/en/help-support/programs-services/i-am-person-living-dementia

niagara@alzheimerniagara.ca

Office: 905-687-3914

Fax: 905-687-9952

Minds in Motion Wed 1:30 pm-3:30 pm * Qigong Mon, Thu 1 pm-2 pm via Zoom

Beachcombers Senior Citizen's Association

237 Ridge Rd
Fort Erie, ON
L0S 1N0

Community social and recreational drop-in centre for older adults * hall rental available to members only

Activities include:

  • recreation (shuffleboard, table tennis, scrabble, darts, cribbage, euchre, shuttercards)
  • crafts (upholstery classes, art classes, sewing)
  • light fitness classes (Yoga)
  • line dancing
  • Potluck (on hold)

http://www.beachcomberseniors.pbworks.com

beachcombers@cogeco.net

Office: 905-894-6106

Hours vary

Bridges Community Health Centre

1485 Garrison Rd
Fort Erie, ON
L2A 1P8

Provides primary health care services and health promotion programs using a multidisciplinary team of health care providers. Team includes:

  • Family Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Diabetes Educators
  • Social Workers
  • Health Promoters
  • Community Health Workers
  • Physiotherapist
  • Physiotherapist Assistant
  • Kinesiologist
Fitness Classes - A variety of classes are offered, a different one each day of the week, all free of charge. Space is limited for some classes, so call in to be added to the class list. Classes offered include Nordic Pole Walking, Walk,Talk & Stretch, Gentle Fit, Keep it Moving, Back to Basics. See website and newsletter for more details.

https://www.bridgeschc.ca

info@bridgeschc.ca

Office: 905-871-7621

Fax: 905-871-9135

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Tue 8:30 am-7 pm

Bridges Community Health Centre

380 Elm St
Rear Port Colborne, ON
L3K 4P2

Provides primary health care services and health promotion programs using a multidisciplinary team of health care providers. Team includes:

  • Family Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Diabetes Educators
  • Social Workers
  • Health Promoters
  • Community Health Workers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Kinesiologists
Various programs and workshops available; please see website for event calendar listings or pick up a newsletter at the clinic.

https://www.bridgeschc.ca

info@bridgeschc.ca

Office: 289-479-5017

Fax: 905-835-7756

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Wed 8:30 am-7 pm

Brock University - Aquatics Program

1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St Catharines, ON
L2S 3A1

Offers a variety of swimming instruction programs and classes including swim lessons and camps, certification courses, aquatic fitness classes and competitive programs. Offers competitive club swimming programs for children, youth and adults. Offers adult memberships for lane swimming.

Pool can also be booked for private use.

https://www.brocku.ca/recreation

Office: 905-688-5550 ext 4060

Private Pool Facilities Bookings: 905-688-5550 ext 3928

Hours vary

Brock University - Brock / Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being

Brock Research and Innovation Centre, 130 Lockhart Dr
St Catharines, ON
L2T 3W4

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Exercise Program (Heart Strong) - Provides therapeutic exercise and education for individuals who have established or are at risk for heart disease and cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Seniors Exercise Program (SeniorFit)- Provides balance enhancement, cardiovascular and strengthening exercises for a seniors population

Neurological Rehab Program (Power Cord)- Provides exercise for those with a SCI-Spinal Cord Injury-afternoons, MS Exercise program-mornings

Therapeutic Exercise for Amputees in Motion - Provides a safe and supervised environment for amputees to exercise. Accessible workout facilities are available for both ambulating and non-ambulating amputees.

brocku.ca/health-well-being/

healthyniagara@brocku.ca

Fax: 905-378-5724

Mon-Fri 7:30 am-4 pm by appointment

Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton / Niagara, Centre de santé communautaire Niagara - Exercise and Falls Prevention Programs


Welland, ON

COVID-19: Calls are being offered virtually. Exercise videos are recorded and posted weekly on Facebook, website, and Youtube. On website: For French classes click on the left menu on : 55 ans et plus and scroll down to Entraînement amusant de la maison avec MCL2+G/Fun fit from home with MCL2+G. For English exercises, click on English top right and scroll down to Exercises.


Group exercise and falls prevention classes for older adults and people with mobility issues * aims to improve strength and balance to prevent injury and falls * Falls Prevention classes are lead by Occupational Therapist and Exercise Classes are led by Certified Fitness Instructor/Recreation Therapist * transportation is available for some French activites* times subject to change in summer

EXERCISE CLASSES

French classes:

Niagara Falls

  • La Residence Joie de Vivre, 5800 Dixon St - Fri 10 am
  • Salle Saint Antoine, 4570 Portage Rd - Wed 1:30 pm
Welland
  • Plymouth Cordage, 110 First St - Tue 1:30 pm, Wed 9:30 am, Fri 10 am
  • Club Social, 810 East Main St - Mon 1:30 pm * Tue-Wed, Fri 10:30 am
  • Residence Richelieu, 649 Tanguay Ave - Mon, Thu 10:30 am
  • Foyer Richelieu, 655 Tanguay Ave - Tue 3:45 pm, Fri 1:30 pm
St Catharines
  • La Résidence des Ainés Canadiens francais, 321 Carlton St - Mon, Thu 9 am
English classes:

Welland
  • Seaway Mall; Tue and Fri 9 am
  • Seaway Mall Library (Zumba): Thu 3pm
Niagara Falls
  • Saint Antoine Church, 4570 Portage Rd - Mon. 1 pm and Thu 11am
Fonthill
  • Fonthill Legion 141 Hwy 20 East; Mon, Wed 3 pm
  • Meridian Community Center, 100 Meridian Way; Tue and Thu 1pm
  • Lookout Ridge,1505 Lookout Street; Mon and Fri 3 pm
FALLS PREVENTION CLASSES

French Classes

Welland
  • Club Social, 810 East Main St - Tue, Thu 10 am (Sep-Jun)
St Catharines
  • La Résidence des Ainés Canadiens francais, 321 Carlton St - Tue 1:30 pm, Fri 10:30am (Sep-Jun)
English classes:

St. Catharines
  • La Résidence des Ainés Canadiens francais, 321 Carlton St - Mon, Wed 3pm
Fonthill
  • Fonthill Legion 141 Hwy 20 East Tue, Thu 2:45 (Sep-Jun)
  • Meridian Community Center, 100 Meridian Way; Wed and Fri 10:30 am
Welland
  • Club Social, 810 East Main St - Mon and Wed 9 am
Port Colborne
  • Vale Health and Wellness Center, 550 Elizabeth St., Mon 10:30 am and Fri 1:30 pm (Sep-Jun)

Office: 905-734-1141

Toll Free: 1-866-885-5947

Hours vary

Friends Over 55 Recreation Centre

554 Fielden Ave
Port Colborne, ON
L3K 4V1

Community social and recreational drop-in centre for adults 50 and over

Activities include:

  • bid euchre, bridge, cribbage, bingo
  • shuffleboard
  • exercise classes
  • line dancing, entertainment nights
  • teas, suppers
  • flea markets
  • crafts and quilting
  • computer access
  • bus trips

https://www.friendsover55.org

friendsover55@hotmail.com

Office: 905-835-1731

Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 12:45 pm-4 pm

Grimsby (Town of). Community Services Department - Livingston Activity Centre

18 Livingston Ave
Grimsby, ON
L3M 1K7

A community recreation facility and home to several community organizations. The centre hosts recreational activities for all ages in partnership with the Town of Grimsby such as weekly wellness and fitness programs and is also the location of the Grimsby Senior's Club.

Click here for more information on the Grimsby Senior's Club.

https://www.grimsby.ca/en/parks-recreation-culture/livingston-activity-centre.aspx

recreation@grimsby.ca

Office: 905-309-2075

Mon-Fri 8:45 am-4:15 pm

Heidehof - Exercise Program, Heidehof

600 Lake St
St Catharines, ON
L2N 4J4

COVID-19: All exercise programs at Heidehof facilities are temporarily unavailable during the pandemic.

Group exercise class for older adults and people with mobility issues. Aims to improve strength and balance to prevent injury and falls. Classes run by a physiotherapist or other regulated health care provider.

Mon, Thu 10:30 am-11:30 am

Heidehof - Exercise Program, Seniors Life Lease Apartments

Lindenhaus Seniors Life Lease Apartments; 565 Lake St
St Catharines, ON
L2N 7R9

COVID-19: All exercise programs at Heidehof facilities are temporarily unavailable during the pandemic.

Group exercise class for older adults and people with mobility issues. Aims to improve strength and balance to prevent injury and falls. Classes run by a physiotherapist or other regulated health care provider.

Mon, Thu 9 am-10 am

Lincoln (Town of) - Lincoln Seniors

4361 Central Ave
Lincoln, ON
L0R 1B0

Community social and recreational drop-in centre for older adults

Activities include:

  • Badminton
  • Bid Euchre
  • Billiards
  • Crafts
  • Pickleball
  • Ping Pong
  • Bridge
  • Exercise
  • Line Dancing
  • Carpet Bowling
  • Euchre
  • Senior's Lounge
  • Lending Library

https://www.lincoln.ca

recreation@lincoln.ca

Office: 905-563-2799 ext 441

Call for information

Niagara (Region of). Community Services Department - Seniors Services - Seniors Community Programs: Fort Erie Adult Day Program

660 Garrison Rd, Unit 10
Fort Erie, ON
L2A 6E2

Helping older adults 60+ stay physically active, cognitively stimulated and socially connected. The Adult Day Program offers a safe atmosphere where seniors can socialize and engage in meaningful programming. Program content encourages clients to reminisce, take notice, learn something new and participate in meaningful activity. Exercise class is designed to get clients active and promote physical health and wellness. Caregivers can benefit from valuable respite and peace of mind.

https://www.niagararegion.ca/living/seniors/community-programs.aspx

Office: 905-984-2621

Toll Free: 1-877-212-3922

Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Programming Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon or 1 pm-4 pm

Niagara (Region of). Community Services Department - Seniors Services - Seniors Community Programs: Healthy, Safe and Strong Exercise


Thorold, ON
L2V 3Z3

A group exercise program that helps older adults live active, healthy and independent lives. This program provides free group exercise programs delivered by certified personal trainers. Exercises are intended to support and improve activities of daily living.

The service aims to:

  • Improve and/or maintain strength
  • Prevent age-related muscle loss
  • Build balance to decrease risk of falls
  • Enhance confidence getting around
  • Support overall health by providing access to Health and Wellness Education and other resources that will help maintain long-term independence
Classes run for approximately 50 minutes and are available multiple times each week. Each class has elements of cardio, strength, balance and flexibility/mobility. Seated and standing exercise options are available.

https://www.niagararegion.ca/living/seniors/community-programs.aspx

Office: 905-984-2621

Toll Free: 1-877-212-3922

Fax: 905-984-6409

Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Programming Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm

Niagara (Region of). Community Services Department - Seniors Services - Seniors Community Programs: Niagara Falls Adult Day Program

6623 Kalar Rd
Niagara Falls, ON
L2H 2T3

Helping older adults 60+ stay physically active, cognitively stimulated and socially connected. The Adult Day Program offers a safe atmosphere where seniors can socialize and engage in meaningful programming. Program content encourages clients to reminisce, take notice, learn something new and participate in meaningful activity. Exercise class is designed to get clients active and promote physical health and wellness. Caregivers can benefit from valuable respite and peace of mind.

https://www.niagararegion.ca/living/seniors/community-programs.aspx

Office: 905-984-2621

Toll Free: 1-877-212-3922

Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Programming Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon or 1 pm-4 pm

Niagara (Region of). Community Services Department - Seniors Services - Seniors Community Programs: Niagara-on-the-Lake Adult Day Program

Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane
Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON
L0S 1J0

Helping older adults 60+ stay physically active, cognitively stimulated and socially connected. The Adult Day Program offers a safe atmosphere where seniors can socialize and engage in meaningful programming. Program content encourages clients to reminisce, take notice, learn something new and participate in meaningful activity. Exercise class is designed to get clients active and promote physical health and wellness. Caregivers can benefit from valuable respite and peace of mind.

https://www.niagararegion.ca/living/seniors/community-programs.aspx

Office: 905-984-2621

Toll Free: 1-877-212-3922

Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Programming Tue-Fri 9 am-12 noon or 1 pm-4 pm

Niagara (Region of). Community Services Department - Seniors Services - Seniors Community Programs: Port Colborne Adult Day Program

2 Fielden Ave
Port Colborne, ON
L3K 6G4

Helping older adults 60+ stay physically active, cognitively stimulated and socially connected. The Adult Day Program offers a safe atmosphere where seniors can socialize and engage in meaningful programming. Program content encourages clients to reminisce, take notice, learn something new and participate in meaningful activity. Exercise class is designed to get clients active and promote physical health and wellness. Caregivers can benefit from valuable respite and peace of mind.

https://www.niagararegion.ca/living/seniors/community-programs.aspx

Office: 905-984-2621

Toll Free: 1-877-212-3922

Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Programming Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon or 1 pm-4 pm

Niagara (Region of). Community Services Department - Seniors Services - Seniors Community Programs: St Catharines Adult Day Program

403 Ontario St
St Catharines, ON
L2N 1L5

Helping older adults 60+ stay physically active, cognitively stimulated and socially connected. The Adult Day Program offers a safe atmosphere where seniors can socialize and engage in meaningful programming. Program content encourages clients to reminisce, take notice, learn something new and participate in meaningful activity. Exercise class is designed to get clients active and promote physical health and wellness. Caregivers can benefit from valuable respite and peace of mind.

https://www.niagararegion.ca/living/seniors/community-programs.aspx

Office: 905-984-2621

Toll Free: 1-877-212-3922

Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Programming Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon or 1 pm-4 pm

Niagara (Region of). Community Services Department - Seniors Services - Seniors Community Programs: Welland Adult Day Program

920 Pelham St
Welland, ON
L3C 1Y5

Helping older adults 60+ stay physically active, cognitively stimulated and socially connected. The Adult Day Program offers a safe atmosphere where seniors can socialize and engage in meaningful programming. Program content encourages clients to reminisce, take notice, learn something new and participate in meaningful activity. Exercise class is designed to get clients active and promote physical health and wellness. Caregivers can benefit from valuable respite and peace of mind.

https://www.niagararegion.ca/living/seniors/community-programs.aspx

Office: 905-984-2621

Toll Free: 1-877-212-3922

Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Programming Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon or 1 pm-4 pm

Niagara (Region of). Community Services Department - Seniors Services - Seniors Community Programs: West Niagara Adult Day Program

Grimsby Seniors Center, 18 Livingston Ave
Grimsby, ON
L3M 1K7

Helping older adults 60+ stay physically active, cognitively stimulated and socially connected. The Adult Day Program offers a safe atmosphere where seniors can socialize and engage in meaningful programming. Program content encourages clients to reminisce, take notice, learn something new and participate in meaningful activity. Exercise class is designed to get clients active and promote physical health and wellness. Caregivers can benefit from valuable respite and peace of mind.

https://www.niagararegion.ca/living/seniors/community-programs.aspx

Office: 905-984-2621

Toll Free: 1-877-212-3922

Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Programming Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon or 1 pm-4 pm

Niagara Falls (City of) - MacBain Community Centre

MacBain Community Centre, 7150 Montrose Rd
Unit 1 Niagara Falls, ON
L2H 3N3

A community centre featuring the following:

  • Gymnasium
  • Pool offering aquatics programs and swimming lessons
  • Walking track
  • Squash/raquetball courts
  • Outdoor playground, splash pad and skate park
  • Facility Rentals
  • Special Events
Registered and drop-in programming available to residents and
  • Zumba
  • Pickleball
  • Fitness Classes
  • Yoga
  • Arts and Culture programs
The MacBain Centre is also the new home of older adults programming. Memberships are available for the 60+ programs.

https://niagarafalls.ca/living/community-facilities/macbain-centre/default.aspx

Office: 905-356-6493

Mon-Fri 7 am-9 pm, Sat 7 am-5 pm

Pelham (Town of) - Meridian Community Centre

100 Meridian Way
Pelham, ON
L0S 1E6

A community centre offering recreational, social, health and community activities for local residents. The centre is also a Seniors Active Living Centre and home to Active Living Lounge for those 55+.

The facility features

  • arenas
  • gymnasiums
  • walking track
  • community rooms
  • concessions
The community centre is home to a variety of drop-in, registered and virtual programs including fitness classes, 55+ aerobics, Zumba, pickleball, volleyball and yoga.

https://www.pelham.ca/en/recreation-and-leisure/meridian-community-centre.aspx

Office: 905-732-7872

Office: 905-732-7891

Mon-Sun 7 am-11 pm * Program hours vary

Radiant Care - Exercise and Falls Prevention Programs

15 Elden St
Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON
L0S 1T0

COVID-19: Classes on hold until further notice.

Group exercise and falls prevention classes for older adults and people with mobility issues aim to improve strength and balance to prevent injury and falls. Classes are run by a Physiotherapist Assistant or Therapeutic Recreationist.

https://radiantcare.net

pleasantmanor@radiantcare.net

Office: 905-468-1111

Fax: 905-468-4384

Falls Prevention Classes: Mon 3:30 pm (strength), 4 pm (balance)
Wed 10:30 am (strength); 11:15 am (balance)
Fri 10:30am (strength), 11:15 am (balance)
Exercise Classes: Mon 9 am-9:30 am
Tue 3 pm-3:30 pm
Wed 9 am-9:30 am
Fri 9 am-9:30 am

Radiant Care - Exercise and Falls Prevention Programs

1 Tabor Dr
St Catharines, ON
L2N 1V9

COVID-19: Suspended until further notice.

Group exercise and falls prevention classes for older adults and people with mobility issues aim to improve strength and balance to prevent injury and falls. Classes are run by a Physiotherapist Assistant or Therapeutic Recreationist.

https://radiantcare.net

tabormanor@radiantcare.net

Office: 905-934-2548

Fax: 905-934-6467

Falls Prevention Classes Mon, Fri 10:15 am-10:45 am, 10:45 am-11:15 am
Exercise Classes Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 1 pm-1:30 pm

St Catharines (City of). Community, Recreation and Culture Services - Dunlop Drive Older Adult Centre

80 Dunlop Dr
St Catharines, ON
L2R 1A7

Community social and recreational drop-in centre for older adults.

Activities include:

  • Euchre, Duplicate Bridge, 500 Cards, Cribbage, Bid Euchre
  • Scrabble
  • Quilting
  • Badminton
  • Pickleball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Bingo
  • Darts
  • Painting
  • Chair Yoga
  • Essentrics
  • Zumba Gold
  • Walk Aerobics
  • Table Tennis
Available (during regular operating hours) as a warming centre or cooling centre during extreme temperature events.

https://www.stcatharines.ca/en/playin/DunlopDriveCentreforolderadults.asp

Office: 905-685-6668

Hours vary

St Catharines (City of). Community, Recreation and Culture Services - West St Catharines Older Adult Centre

117 Chetwood St
St Catharines, ON
L2S 2B1

Community recreational drop-in centre for older adults * activities include:

  • Fit for Function (Fitness Class)
  • Chair Yoga
  • Bingo
  • Rug Hooking
  • Painting
  • Zumba Gold
  • Euchre
  • Resistance Fitness
  • Line Dancing
  • Yarn Lovers
  • Maximize Mobility
  • Balance and Core

https://www.stcatharines.ca

Office: 905-684-0993

Hours vary

Thorold Senior Citizens Association - Community Produce Pop-Up Market

8 Carleton St S
Thorold, ON
L2V 5C2

Pop-up market

thoroldseniorscentre@gmail.com

Second and fourth Sat of the month 8:30 am-1:30 pm

Thorold Senior Citizens Association

8 Carleton St S
Thorold, ON
L2V 5C2

Community recreational drop-in centre for seniors

Activities include:

  • billiards
  • morning exercise classes
  • computer training
  • library and computers

https://www.thoroldseniors.ca/

thoroldseniorscentre@gmail.com

Office: 905-227-2161

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm

VON Canada - Exercise and Falls Prevention Programs


Niagara, ON

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.

https://www.von.ca

Office: 365-323-2806

Toll Free: 1-800-323-9312

Fax: 905-527-1919

Hours vary, call for information

VON Canada - Parkinson's Exercise Program


Niagara, ON

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

https://www.von.ca

Office: 365-323-2806

Toll Free: 1-800-323-9312

Fax: 905-527-1919

Hours vary, call for information