Fall Prevention

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                                                                                                         FREE!
Tuesdays and Thursdays
January 8, 2019 - March 28, 2019
9:30 - 11:00 am                                  

New Sudbury - Church of the Ascension                                                                   FREE!
Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:30 am
Thursdays 10:30 - 12:00 pm
January 8 - March 28, 2019              

Copper Cliff United Church                                                                                        FREE!
Tuesdays and Thursdays
January 8 - March 28, 2019
3:00 - 4:30 pm                                    

Valley East Public Library                                                                                           FREE!
Tuesdays and Thursdays
January 8 - March 28, 2019
10:00 - 11:30 am                                

Moose Lodge                                                                                                              FREE!
Mondays and Wednesdays
January 7 - March 27, 2019
1:30 - 3:00  pm

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Garson                                                      FREE!
Tuesdays and Thursdays
January 8 - March 28, 2019
2:00 - 3:30 pm

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

Stand Up for Health                                                                                                  NEW!

This maintenance program is for participants who have completed the initial 12 week Stand Up! program and want to continue to improve their balance, leg strength and to help maintain bone density in sites that are most vulnerable to fracture (wrists, hips, and backbone).
The program consists of exercises in strengthening, stretching, and balancing with the use of equipment such as balls, bands and music.

St. Patrick’s Church
Tuesdays and Thursdays
January 8 - February 28, 2019
2:00 - 3:30 pm

Assistive Devices Program                                                                                     FREE ASSESSMENT!

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 30 minute appointment.

January 9 and 16, 2019
February 20, 2019
March 20 and 27, 2019
Appointments start at 8:30 am and end at 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.

Home Support Exercise Program                                                                          FREE!

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.

During the seminar with the trained facilitator you will

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

You will 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!

March 14, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 pm