The Exercise and Falls Prevention Program is 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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Focused on promoting increased participation, strength, flexibility, balance and endurance, Exercise and Falls Prevention classes help people to maintain and improve their physical abilities and reduce their fall risk. At Community Care Durham, our goal is to provide participants with the opportunity to keep fit, maintain their independence, and improve their overall quality of life.

Please note:

In-person Exercise and Falls Prevention Classes have been temporarily suspended, with Virtual Classes available to interested individuals or Facilities.
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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
Cost

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 905 697-4408 or email  lmarrison@communitycaredurham.on.ca.

Who Leads Exercise and Falls Prevention classes?

Exercise classes are led by experienced certified Fitness Professionals.

Learn More

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.

Click the link below to download the Exercise and Falls Prevention Fact Sheet for all you need to know about accessing this service.
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Learn more about Exercise and Falls Classes
Healthy Partners

A standing full body group workout, with a focus on building strength, improving balance and reducing fall risk.

Fun and Fitness

A seated full body group workout aimed at maintaining and improving aerobic endurance, strength and flexibility.

Wilderness Walkers

A virtual walking class providing an aerobic workout and the sights and sounds of local hiking trails from the comfort of home. (seated or standing participation).

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, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Port Perry, Uxbridge and Brock Township at the following locations:

Ajax
  • The Lighthouse Retreat
  • Westney Gardens
  • Harwood Manor
  • Harwood Retirement Residence
Bowmanville
  • Bowmanville Creek Retirement Community
  • Seasons Clarington
Brock
  • Cannington Baptist Church
  • Beaverton Royal Canadian Legion Branch 135
  • Sunderland Royal Canadian Legion Branch 141
Newcastle
  • Wilmont Creek
Oshawa
  • Sunrise Seniors Place
  • Sunrise Place Co-op
Pickering
  • Abbeylawn Manor
  • Altona Road Community Church
  • Orchard Villa
  • Pickering City Centre
  • Parkway Retirement Home
  • VIVA Pickering Retirement Community
Port Perry
  • Lakeview Manor
  • Port Perry Villa
  • Port Perry Seniors Club
  • West Shore Village
Uxbridge
  • Butternut Manor
  • Douglas Crossing Lifestyle Communities
  • Testa Heights
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.