Healthy, Safe and Strong - An Exercise Program for Seniors

Staying active is the key to being healthy, safe and strong. The Healthy, Safe, and Strong group exercise program is an introduction to safe exercises.

It's a free, time-limited service that aims to improve and / or maintain your strength, prevent age-related muscle loss, and build your balance.

The program uses equipment and exercise techniques that:

  • Will help you develop better physical stamina
  • Stay independent
  • Maintain or improve balance and stability
  • Maintain or increase strength and endurance

The group sessions will improve your:

  • Ability to perform activities of daily living (house and yard work, washing / drying cloths, etc.)
  • Balance and posture to reduce your risk of falling as you age
  • Confidence to get around

Sessions

The registration periods cover a span of 26 weeks during spring / summer and fall / winter.

Eligibility

To apply for this program, you:

  • Are an older adult (55 years of age or over)
  • Reside in Ontario
  • Possess a valid Ontario Health Card
  • Can follow instructions and self-determine necessary modifications suitable to your personal health limitations
  • May be at risk for falls or have experienced a fall(s)

How to Apply

To find the exercise program nearest you and/or the next registration period, call 905-984-2621 or 1-877-212-3922.

There are a limited number of spaces per session. Priority will be given to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria and are new to the program.

Funding for the Healthy, Safe, and Strong Exercise program is provided by the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network.
Page Feedback Did you find what you were looking for today?