Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

The ParkSide Centre works with several community partners to establish a wide range of fitness and education programs geared to the prevention of falls, such as Stand Up and Stand Up for Health, ADP Assessments and the Sudbury Rising Stars.

Stand Up!

This is a 12 week group exercise program designed to improve your balance and strengthen lower body extremities in those who are at risk of falling or are afraid of falling. The STAND UP! Program includes:

  • Making your legs stronger and your bones healthy.
  • A group exercise program given twice a week.
  • Advice on how to avoid falls in your home and outside.
  • Instruction from certified trainers.
  • A series of easy exercises to do at home.

The Parkside Centre is pleased to be working with the Northeast LHIN and the North Bay Regional Health Centre to provide people 50 and over with more opportunities to take part in our programming.

Parkside Centre
Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 17 – November 28, 2019
9:30 am – 11:00 am

New Sudbury – Church of the Ascension
Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 17 – November 28, 2019
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Copper Cliff United Church
Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 17 – November 28, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Valley East Public Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 3 – November 19, 2019
10:00 am – 11:30 am

St. Patrick’s Church
Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 17 – November 28, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Moose Lodge
Mondays and Wednesdays
September 16 – November 27, 2019
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

St. John the Evangelist
Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 17 – November 28, 2019
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

St. Alexander’s Church
Mondays and Thursdays
September 16 – November 27, 2019
9:30 am – 11:00 am

The Colonial Inn
September 16 – November 27, 2019
Mondays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesdays 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Please note that all dates and locations for the Stand Up! Classes are tentative and may change.

Assistive Devices Program

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care runs the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) to help people who have long-term physical disabilities get needed equipment and supplies. In some cases ADP pays 75 per cent of the cost of items like wheeled walkers or rollators.

Usually, your doctor will refer you to an “authorizer”. This is a health care professional registered with ADP. The authorizer will assess whether you meet ADP funding criteria and measure you for a wheeled walker and fill in the appropriate form.

The Parkside Centre, in partnership with the Stay On Your Feet Sudbury & Manitoulin Falls Prevention Coalition, has been able to secure the services of area Physiotherapists who are trained and registered to deliver this type of service.  These assessments at the Parkside Centre are free of charge.

Contact the front desk to make your appointment.

September 25, 2019
October 2, 16, 30, 2019
November 6, 13, 27, 2019
December 11, 2019
Appointments start at 8:30am

Home Support Exercise Program

The Home Support Exercise Program includes a series of ten simple, yet progressive exercises, designed to help the frailer senior enhance and maintain functional fitness, mobility, balance and independence.

This program would be of interest to those who are either a caregiver or a person who is having functional issues. Please consider paring up with a friend or family member who is having any of these issues and attend our one hour program (together or alone) for a common goal of being on the road to becoming functionally fit.

With a trained facilitator you will:

    • watch an interactive video
    • be given detailed  instructions about each of the ten exercises.

You will also be encouraged to continue exercising daily at home. In addition you will receive information about falls prevention, a copy of the exercises and a calendar to track your progress at home. Please contact the front desk if you are interested in learning more about this program.You must pre-register for this class!

October 7, 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sudbury Rising Stars

The Sudbury Rising Stars are an enthusiastic and talented group of older adults who perform light hearted vignettes about healthy lifestyle issues. From September until June each year the group meets to plan and rehearse. They offer performances to seniors groups and organizations. The Sudbury Rising Stars has spread the word about injury prevention and senior safety with many performances in Sudbury and throughout Northeastern Ontario. If you are interested in having the Sudbury Rising Stars perform for your group or if you would like to join them, please contact Pat Park at (705) 524-0424 or the Parkside Centre at (705) 673-6227.