Falls Prevention

Stay Active, Stay Independent and Stay on Your Feet

This one hour presentation is designed to inform seniors on how to prevent falls and maintain their independence. Seniors will be given practical information and tools to help prevent falls and serious injuries that can occur at home and in the community. For more information on the date and time of this presentation, please contact the front desk.


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 LOCATIONS!

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!
Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 16 - December 4, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 am

Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre                                               FREE!
Wednesdays and Fridays
September 17 - December 5, 2014
1:00 - 2:15 pm

Copper Cliff United Church                                                               FREE!
Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 16 - December 4, 2014 (tentative)
2:00 - 3:30 pm

Church of the Ascension                                                                    FREE!
Mondays and Thursdays
September 16 - December 4, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 am

St. Patrick’s Church                                                                            FREE!           
Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 16 - December 4, 2014
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.

September 4, 2014
October 2 and 30, 2014
November 27, 2014
December 11, 2014
8:30 am


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 Mary Clancy at (705) 566-3911 or the ParkSide Centre at (705) 673-6227.