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Healthy, Safe and Strong - An Exercise Program for Seniors

Due to COVID-19, the Healthy, Safe and Strong exercise program has suspended all in-person classes. Virtual classes are available.

The Healthy, Safe and Strong program is an introduction to safe exercise. It's a free service that aims to:

  • Improve and / or maintain strength
  • Prevent age-related muscle loss
  • Build balance to decrease risk of falls
  • Enhance confidence getting around

About the class

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.

We encourage all those who meet our eligibility criteria to join.

Eligibility

To join this program, you:

  • Are an older adult (60 years of age or over)
  • Live in Niagara
  • 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)
  • Must have internet and a computer / tablet

If you don't have internet access, contact us to discuss a phone-based exercise class.

Register for the Spring 2021 virtual session

The Spring 2021 virtual session begins on Monday, May 3 and runs for 12 weeks.

Registration opens Monday, April 12 and is online only. Register for the Spring 2021 virtual session.

Spots are limited and registration will close when spots are full.

Contact

For more information about virtual classes, call 905-980-6000 ext. 3844 or email Healthy, Safe and Strong.

Funding for the Healthy, Safe and Strong Exercise program is provided by the Ministry of Health.

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