March of Dimes Canada

Site: Thorold Regional Office

Service: Home Support Exercise Program

Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Brant County ; Burlington ; Haldimand County ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region ; Norfolk County
Eligibility Ages: 55 year(s) and up 
Older Adults 55 years and older
Application Contact supervisor for referral. Physician consent will be requested prior to a client beginning the program.
Languages English ; Exercise instructions available in multiple languages for ambulatory program only at this time
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Thorold
Address & Map
3340 Schmon Pkwy, Unit 1E
Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6
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Intersection Schmon Pkwy and Merrittville Hwy
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description (Service) Free, in-home 12-week exercise program designed specifically for older adults living at home.  
Program includes: 
* 10 simple, progressive exercises taught and guided by a trained support staff or volunteer 
* Evidence based, best practice program nationally, developed by the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) in partnership with Western University 
* Materials provided to assist individuals to exercise independently, such as exercise guide and tracking sheets 
* 3 levels of exercise support available (seated, seated and weight bearing, and ambulatory) 
* Focus on strength, balance, and flexibility, toward maintaining/improving functional abilities and fall prevention 
Exercises are generally safe for older adults to do each day. Physician consent is requested by MODC prior to starting toward safe participation.
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-687-8484 ext 246
Toll Free Phone 1-800-263-4742 ext 246
Fax 905-685-6651
Primary Contact Emily Liefl, Community Support Supervisor

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