Fitness and Wellness

Fitness and Wellness:

Wellness Talk                                                                                                NEW!

Dr. Matthew Faught is a local chiropractor, servicing the residents of the City of Greater Sudbury. Dr. Faught’s goal is to educate others about health and the unique role that chiropractic plays in the promotion of wellness and in optimal health expression in people of all ages. During his free wellness talk, he will inform you on how to prevent injuries, achieve better health and reach your full potential with the help of chiropractic care.

November 1, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Chronic Pain Self Management

The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a six-week workshop that helps people with chronic pain to better manage their symptoms and their daily lives. The workshop provides information and teaches practical skills. It gives people the confidence and motivation they need to manage the challenges of living with chronic pain. It is FREE to participants, and participants receive for free the Living a “Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” course book. All participants must pre-register for a workshop. We suggest participants attend all six sessions if possible. The more sessions attended, the more benefit!

October 2 - November 6, 2018 
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dates are tentative.

Getting the Most from your HealthCare Appointment                                         NEW!

This informative and interactive workshop focuses on what to do before, during and after an appointment and uses action planning to optimize people’s health. A variety of learning resources are used including information sharing, videos, tools and a resource manual that supports the individual with integrating the skills into their next appointment. This workshop prepares and empowers individuals to communicate more effectively with their health care provider. Ultimately, patients are the most important members of their healthcare team.

September 28, 2018
9: 30 am - 11:00 am

CPR                                                                                                                            NEW!

If your spouse or loved one should have cardiac arrest in your presence, would you be able to revive them? Emergencies often happen at the most unexpected times and can make you feel helpless. The ParkSide Centre is offering CPR training to those who wish to obtain the skills and knowledge that are necessary to perform CPR during an emergency situation. CPR training will provide you with the confidence you need to make good and fast decisions in an emergency situation and potentially save a life.

November 22, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Led by Kelly Merla

Urban Poling

Urban Poling is a fun, easy, low impact way to strengthen your upper body core. It uses 90% more muscles than just walking and can help improve your posture, balance and stability! The ParkSide Centre has hosted free urban poling/Nordic walking classes in partnership with the Rainbow Routes, Trails4life program for the past four years. The ParkSide Centre participants will meet every Thursday at the Elizabeth Street entrance to Bell Park. No prior experience is required, extra instructors are provided on Thursdays for beginners to teach proper technique! Demo poles are also provided for first timers, so please do not purchase Urban Poles prior to trying this amazing upper body core strengthening walk. Please note that classes will not run if the weather forecast calls for thunder and lightning – an email will be sent out to participants in advance.

September 6 - November 15, 2018
10:30 am
Free admission!

Healthy Heart Workshop by Dr. Kaillie Doucette                                                 NEW!

Dr. Kaillie Doucette is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Sudbury, Ontario. Her mission is to make healthy living simple, realistic, and sustainable. Dr. Doucette will discuss nutrition and lifestyle strategies to keep your heart healthy with age. This workshop will give you tips on how to manage cholesterol and high blood pressure naturally.

November 8, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s Disease                                                                            NEW!

Public Relations and Educational Supervisor Jessica Bertuzzi-Gallo from the Alzheimer Society will be giving a seminar that provides basic but important knowledge and awareness of what Alzheimer’s disease is and how it’s related to dementia. Participants will learn about the common signs and symptoms of the disease as well as communication strategies.

Thursday                                                                                                                                                              October 11, 2018                                                                                                                                                  1:00 pm - 4:00pm

Minds in Motion

The Parkside Centre is partnering again with the Société Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin to present this community-based social program that incorporates physical and mental stimulation for people with memory problems and their care partners. This 8 week, once weekly program consists of about an hour of physical activity and an hour of meaningful social activity. This program is a wonderful way for people with memory problems and their care partner to have fun together and establish new friendships with others living the same experiences. Please contact Janet Cimino to register at (705) 524-2024 ext 255.

September 10 - November 5, 2018 (No activities on Monday October 8, 2018)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$40.00 per couple per season

Be Kind to Your Mind                                                                                             NEW!

The Canadian Mental Health Association will be giving an informative talk which will review topics such as unhelpful thinking, feelings and behaviors. This seminar will also offer coping methods as to what we can do to maintain positive mental health.

September 13, 2018
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Gentle Hatha Yoga                                                                                      

Gentle Hatha Yoga classes will consist of breathwork, guided imagery, basic asanas (poses), relaxation and meditation. The asanas help build flexibility, endurance, balance and strength. Yoga is therapeutic for anxiety, stress and depression and greatly improves general health and well-being. Classes are an hour long in order to provide time for relaxation.

Exercise mats will be provided, however, it is recommended that you please bring a regular yoga mat.

10:30 am - 11:30 am
September 12 - December 12, 2018  
$45.00 member’s         $75.00 non-members
Led by Dawn Condon

Gentle Hatha Yoga - Beginner Level 2

Beginner Level 2 Gentle Hatha Yoga is designed for those who have a good understanding of the basics of yoga postures, and have begun to explore a wider variety of poses and styles. The beginner level 2 student understands the relationship between breath and movement.

September 12 - December 12, 2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
$45.00 member’s         $75.00 non-members
Led by Dawn Condon

Chair Yoga

If you have ever wanted to try doing Yoga and have challenges (or not), physical or other, then this class is for you! Certified in Lakshmi Chair Yoga, Parkside Centre member Marilyn Hurst is offering this class to those who have physical challenges, chronic pain, and other conditions or to those who wish to expand and deepen their yoga practice. Breathwork, visualization and meditation will be taught and in the latter portion of the program, the use of small hand weights will be introduced. 

Yoga can be learned and practiced at any age. Learning Yoga in one’s senior years can add longevity, vitality, endurance, flexibility, strength and balance to your life. Imagine all this as well as an increased sense of well-being! Yoga is said to be the perfect exercise because it unites not only the physical aspects of a person, but also the mental, spiritual and emotional parts of us and as my chair yoga teacher said “Chair yoga is not for sissies! You can be challenged.” Come enjoy, laugh, have fun and get strong.

9:30 am - 10:30 am
October 18 - December 6, 2018
$40.00 member’s         $60.00 non-members
Minimum of six people required.

Get Fit for Active Living

This program is designed to introduce you to physical activity. It includes three hours of exercise, educational lessons, and discussion each week. Exercise sessions include accelerated walking or other cardio respiratory activity, strength training using resistance tubing and hand-held weights, balance, & flexibility, and functional fitness training. Classroom topics include: Benefits of Physical Activity, Exercise Adherence, Cardiovascular Endurance Exercise, Muscle Strength and Endurance, Flexibility, Stretching & Balance, Healthy Eating, Disease Prevention, and exercising at home or in the community.

Holy Redeemer Church
Wednesdays and Fridays
Session 1: August 29 - October 24, 2018 (No class on September 14, 2018)
Session 2: October 31 - December 21, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$30.00 member’s - per session            $45.00 non-members - per session

Keep Fit for Active Living

This hour long exercise program is for active seniors and consists of a warm up, cardiovascular work, balance training, strengthening, stretching and cool down. Good athletic shoes and loose clothing are recommended. Please do not wear any strong scents. This fitness class is intended for those people who have completed the Get Fit for Active Living Program or for those who are currently participating in some form of exercise.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
September 17 - December 14, 2018 (No class on September 21, October 8, October 12, November 30, 2018)
9:30 am - 10:30 am
$50.00 member’s         $80.00 non-members

Zumba Gold 

Zumba Goldis a fun and exciting program!  It is designed for the active older adult, the true beginner, or people who may be limited physically. Zumba Gold is done at a lower intensity, not as fast, but certainly just as fun. The same great Latin styles of music and dance are used. 

September 4 - December 18, 2018 (No class on October 2, 2018)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$5.00 per class

Parkinson’s Mobility Program
This exercise program is designed to benefit those diagnosed with Parkinson's. The program focuses on improving posture, range of motion, muscle strength and endurance, as well as flexibility, relaxation, balance and coordination. This progressive program will greatly enhance one's quality of life while preventing the negative side effects of inactivity to help with the symptoms of this neurological disease. Participants must be able to ambulate on their own without supervision.

Mondays and Thursdays
September 6 - December 20, 2018 (No class on October 8, 2018)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Led by Denise Maki and Tina Treitz

Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that has been described as moving meditation because movements are slow, soft, relaxed. It is a non-contact, gentle exercise system with less impact than walking. Especially good for those who have not exercised regularly, Tai Chi is an excellent way to condition and tone your body.

September 24 - December 3, 2018 (No class on October 8, 2018)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$55.00 member’s         $75.00 non-members
Led by Ginette Rocheleau

Would you like to talk?

Dr. Sidney Bergersen is a retired Psychologist and a member of the Parkside Centre. He previously ran a psychological practice in Sudbury for a number of years. Dr. Bergersen (he likes to be called Sid) is interested in offering himself as a listener to other members of Parkside should they wish to talk to someone in private. All discussions would be held in confidence.

There is a charge of $60.00 per session, payable to The Parkside Centre. If a member finds this to be beyond his or her means, John Richer, Manager at The Parkside, should be approached to explore other options.

To schedule an appointment to meet with Sid, please register at the front desk.

Monday and Thursday,
September 10 – December 20, 2018
1:30 pm and 3:00 pm

Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You                                                                  NEW!

Did you know that Diabetes can harm your feet? It’s important to take special care of your feet when you have diabetes to insure long standing health. This innovative program is specially designed for people with diabetes, and will teach the skills you need for daily foot care and health if you or your loved one is affected by diabetes.

September 14, 2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Foot Care Clinics                                                                                          FREE ASSESSMENT!

Foot Care can make all the difference in the quality of an individual’s life. For many it can be the key to keeping active and social. Cindy Currie-Jones RPN Certified Foot Care Nurse will be at the Parkside Centre to address any concerns you might have with your feet. Her services include an initial assessment and consultation, including nursing history of clients general health as well as presenting foot concerns, gait assessment to prevent current or future problems, applied nursing foot care management of nails and soft tissue, ingrown nails, routine nail care, corns, callouses, warts, heel pain and bunions.

Cindy also specializes in high risk screening for diabetic neuropathy (loss of sensation in feet). If you are interested in this service, please contact Cindy at 705-561-6062 to book an appointment for your free initial assessment. Future appointments will be arranged between you and Cindy.

Blood Pressure Clinics

Is that a sun burn or high blood pressure?  If you are concerned about your blood pressure or are just interested in knowing what it is, Cindy Currie-Jones will be taking a break from her foot care appointments on Wednesday mornings to check this out for you.