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Exercise Programs and Falls Prevention Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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