Fall Prevention

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.
During the weekly sessions 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. For more information about dates and times or to register, please contact our front desk.

Stand Up!                                                                                            NEW
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 City of Greater Sudbury and the Stay On Your Feet Sudbury Manitoulin Falls Prevention Coalition to provide people 50 and over with more opportunities to take part in our programming.

ParkSide Centre                                    FREE!  New Sudbury - Church of the Ascension    FREE
Tuesdays and Thursdays                                  Tuesdays and Thursday
September 26 - December 7, 2017                     September 12 - November 30, 2017
9:30 - 11:00 am                                              10:30 - 12:00 pm

Valley East                                           FREE!  St. Patrick's Church                                 FREE
Tuesdays and Thursdays                                  Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 12 - November 30, 2017                             September 12 - November 30, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am                                       2:00 - 3:30 pm

Copper Cliff United Church                      FREE!  Donovan Elm West Seniors (Moose Lodge) FREE
Tuesdays and Thursdays                                  Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 12 - November 30, 2017                            September 12 - November 30, 2017
3:00 - 4:30 pm                                               11:00 - 12:30 pm
Note: All locations, dates and times are considered tentative and may change.

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.
September 20, 2017
October 11, 25, 2017
November 8, 22, 2017
December 6, 2017
12:00 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.

Fit and Fall-Proof                                                                                       NEW!
Join exercise therapist Wendy Major from Universal Home Care for this free one hour intense & interactive seminar that includes the most important energy boosters, therapeutic pain relief remedies and exercise programs that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Energize, strengthen & balance! Wendy Major is a certified and active member of the Stay On Your Feet Sudbury Manitoulin Falls Prevention Coalition.
October 12, 2017
November 16, 2017
1:00 pm