All classes and workshops will be paused starting December 22nd, with classes resuming on January 3rd, 2024.
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The Exercise and Falls Prevention Program is FREE a community-based initiative aimed at meeting the exercise needs of older adults in the Durham Region. Our goal is to provide participants with the opportunity to keep fit and maintain their independence.
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Where are Exercise or Falls Prevention Classes offered?
In Durham Region, Community Care Durham and the Oshawa Senior Community Centres (OSCC) are responsible for the delivery of Exercise and Falls Prevention Classes. For more information on OSCC classes available in Oshawa, Whitby and Courtice, please visit their website at www.oscc.ca. Community Care Durham (CCD) provides classes in Ajax, Pickering, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Port Perry, Uxbridge and Brock Township.
See a full list of our locations below.
If you are a Resident of these areas in Durham Region and interested in registering for an Exercise or Falls Prevention class, please call our central intake department at 1-888-255-6680.
In person Exercise and Falls Prevention Classes have resumed at all service locations as listed below. Virtual class alternatives are also available to the public.
All classes are free of charge for those 55 years of age and older, living within the Durham Region.
What do participants receive at an Exercise and Falls Prevention class?
Our varied Exercise and Falls Prevention classes provide participants of all abilities with the opportunity to:
- be involved in meaningful group activities
- maintain and enhance aerobic fitness
- socialize and build connections with others in their community
- develop better balance and stability
- increase functional fitness
- improve strength and muscular endurance
- work on flexibility and maintaining joint range of motion
- enhance overall physical and mental health
Hear what our participants had to say about their experiences with our program.
To view our Exercise & Falls Prevention video resources, please visit our YouTube channel by clicking the button below.
Stretch & Tone (55+)
Altona Road Community Church
Between 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Exercise & Falls Prevention (55+)
Scugog Memorial Library
Every Wednesday & Friday
Between 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Seated Yoga (55+)
Scugog Memorial Library
Every Wednesday & Friday
Between 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Access limited to residents of the service location.
There is no charge for Exercise and Falls Prevention classes.
How Do I Register for CCD’s Exercise and Falls Prevention Classes?
Classes are open to the residents of the facilities listed below and to members of the surrounding community. If you are a Resident of Durham Region and interested in registering for an Exercise or Falls Prevention class, please call our central intake department at 1-888-255-6680.
Who Leads Exercise and Falls Prevention classes?
Exercise classes are led by experienced certified Fitness Professionals.
CCD’s Exercise and Falls Prevention Program team can connect clients with the other integrated community support services offered by Community Care Durham and our partners to support people to live independently in their own homes.
- If you would like to receive more information about CCD services, please call us at 1-888-255-6680 or contact a Community Care Durham office nearest you.
Click the link below to download the Exercise and Falls Prevention Fact Sheet for all you need to know about accessing this service.Exercise and Falls Prevention Fact Sheet
Cerita M. Exercise & Falls Prevention Partner
The seniors from The Lighthouse Retreat Senior’s Day Program, along with seniors from the surrounding communities, have been participating in the Exercise and Falls Prevention programs since 2013. The program has grown immensely over the years. We have seen vast changes with the strength and mobility of the seniors. It is truly making a positive impact in the lives of seniors.
Cheryl M. Exercise & Falls Prevention Client
My partner and I have been participants in this enjoyable activity for several years. Attending for an hour twice a week over the past several years has kept us mobile and physically active. It is a proven falls prevention activity for individuals of all ages and abilities, and over the past few years we grew from one group to several groups that met at different times. In addition to chair exercises with weights, we walked following various patterns encouraging memory and balance. Music and laughter were part of the weekly sessions we looked forward to. All members experienced improvement in their physical well-being, and the group’s commitment to regular attendance speaks to the benefits we achieved.
Marilyn Q. Exercise & Falls Prevention Client
I have been a very healthy person all of my life and continue to be so six years after my diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. Understanding and coping with the various aspects of the disease, I have learned that guided exercises and movement classes for me are not a luxury, but absolutely necessary in maintaining my flexibility, balance, and stamina for as long as possible. An added bonus for me in a group setting is the friendship, the sharing of life’s experiences. It also gives me a mental lift and helps me recognize that I am not alone.