Fitness and Wellness

The Parkside Centre is joining 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 Jessica Bertuzzi-Gallo to register at 705-524-2024 ext 232.
September 6 - October 25, 2017
12:30pm - 3:00pm
$40.00 per couple

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 - 11:30 am
September 13 - December 6, 2017
$40.00 members      $60.00 non-members

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 14 - December 7, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 pm
$40.00 members      $70.00 non-members
Led by Dawn Condon

Chair Yoga                                                                                          2 X LONGER!
Certified in Lakshmi Chair Yoga, Parkside Centre member Marilyn Hurst is offering this class to those who have physical challenges, chronic pain or 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 learn and practice 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 most perfect exercise because it unites not only the physical aspects of a person, but also the mental, spiritual and emotional parts of ourselves. 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.
Tuesdays, October 24 - November 28, 2017 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Thursdays, October 26 - November 30, 2017 from 9:30 - 10:30 am
$50.00 members      $70.00 non-members
Minimum of six people required.

Drawing in the New You                                                                     NEW!
A 3-hour workshop with Anna
Come join us for fun in this new creative workshop with Anna, gold ray guided meditation teacher. This 3 hour journey will be a creative meditation journey. We will let go of the old and bring in new with you. It is a workshop for your future life and health and possibilities. It will include an introduction to drawing in your future now, lighthearted dance movement, creativity, music and imaginative drawing and visualizing techniques and, of course, uplifting meditations.
Are you ready for change and a bright future with ease and joyful purpose? If there are any photo's or images of matters of trouble you now want to change “This is the time and space”. A digital copy of the day's meditations will be available free upon request. Register early for the best spot.
September 11, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
$20 members     $40 non members
Minimum of 8 required     

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.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
September 18 - December 4, 2017 (no class on October 9, 2017)
$55.00 members      $75.00 non-members
Led by Ginette Rocheleau   

Get Fit for Active Living
This program is designed to introduce you to physical activity. It includes two hours of exercise and education lessons and discussion each week. Exercise sessions include accelerated walking or other cardiorespiratory activity, strength training using resistance tubing and hand-held weights, balance, & flexibility, and functional fitness training.  Discussion 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. Guest speakers may be invited for some classes.
ParkSide Centre
Mondays 10:00 -11:00 am
Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 am
September 11- December 1, 2017 (No class on October 9, 2017)
$60.00 for 12 week session

Holy Redeemer Church                                                       
Wednesdays and Fridays
September 13 - December 8, 2017 (No class on September 29 and November 24, 2017)
2:00 - 3:00 pm
$60.00 for 12 week 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 18 - December 8, 2017 (no class on October 9, 2017 and November 24, 2017)
9:30 - 10:30 am
$50.00 members      $70.00 non-members

Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold is 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 5 - December 19, 2017 (No class on October 3, 2017)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$5.00 per class

Diabetes Self-Management Program                                                  
The Diabetes Self-Management Program is a six-week workshop that helps people with diabetes 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 diabetes. It is FREE to participants, and participants receive the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions course book. Participants must pre-register for a workshop and are encouraged to attend all six sessions.
In the workshop, you will learn how to:
·         use the skills needed for day-to-day management of diabetes and related symptoms
·         prevent low blood glucose
·         prevent or delay complications
·         plan low fat meals and read nutrition labels
·         communicate effectively with your health care team
·         manage medications
·         stress management
·         planning and problem solving
The Diabetes Self-Management Program is a licensed program developed and researched at Stanford University. It follows a standardized format that is proven to help people learn to better manage the symptoms of diabetes. It is considered a best practice program in self-management.
October 16 - November 20, 2017
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Led by Marie Perrier and Pauline Pasierowski
Free Admission!

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 7 - December 21, 2017 (no class on October 9, 2017)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Led by Denise Maki and Tina Treitz, Kinesiologists

Urban Poling            FREE!
The ParkSide Centre has hosted free urban poling/nordic walking classes in partnership with the Rainbow Routes, Trails4Life Program for the past two years. We will continue to support this activity this Fall. Urban poling uses 90% more muscles than just walking and turns walking into full body workout! It improves your posture, balance and stability! This is a low-impact work-out that reduces impact on knee and hip joints and is great for rehabilitation.
September 7 - December 14, 2017
10:30 am

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 will be a charge of $60.00 per session of one hour. If a member finds this to be beyond his or her means, Sid or John Richer, Manager, should be approached to explore other options.
To schedule an appointment to meet with Sid, please register at the front desk.
Monday and Thursday
1:30 pm and 3:00 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 and 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 a client's 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.

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.