Exercise and Fall Prevention
This page has information about group exercise and fall prevention classes and activities that you can do at home to improve your strength, balance and endurance. Always ask your doctor or health care provider about the best type of exercise program for you.
Exercise and falls prevention classes help older adults and people with disabilities living in the community stay healthy and active. Classes are free to join and held at various community locations. Read more about this Ontario government program.
Click here to view the current list of exercise and falls prevention classes held in the South West Ontario region. Click here to view the list of classes for the Erie St. Clair region. Stay tuned as more classes are being planned. For other services offering fitness, recreational, and social programs designed specifically for seniors, click here.
Exercises at the Kitchen Sink
Being active can reduce your risk of falling. Find an activity that you enjoy - and do it!
The Exercises at the Kitchen Sink Booklet has 7 activities that:
• improve your balance;
• increase your strength, endurance and flexibility;
• help you sleep better;
• improve your mood;
• can be done in your home; and
• are free!
People who do these exercises report feeling stronger and healthier. Regular physical activity can also help prevent diseases such as diabetes, dementia and some types of cancer.
Watch this video to learn more about simple exercises that you can do at home.
You are never too old or young to start being more active!