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Health and Wellness

 

Exercise and Falls PreventionClasses

 

Exercise is the key to staying strong, energetic, and healthy as you get older, and it can even be fun, too! 

Benefits

Boost your energy and fitness and improve your mobility

Maintain your independence

Improve your confidence

Relieve stress

Manage symptoms of illness or pain

Makes some new friends and have a few laughs

 

Classes are offered free to residents of Peterborough County who are +55 years.  Donations to Community Care are most welcome.

 Check-in on the details of each location due to capacity limits.  Some classes require pre-registration.  Some locations do not.  Please check each page you are attending thoroughly.

Good For You! Exercise at Home Brochure 

We designed two sets of exercises to help you stay flexible, strong and steady on your feet. One set you can do with the support of a chair or kitchen counter. The other set you do sitting in a chair.  You may print this document linked here or if you'd like an already printed version, please contact your local Community Care Office

Recent Wellness Webinars

Here are the links to the Wellness Webinars from 2024, in case you missed them!

Jan. 2024 Webinar - Beating the Winter Blues (with Adam) Click here 

Jan. 2024 Webinar - Preparing a Healthy Breakfast (with Melissa) Click here

Feb. 2024 - Heart Health and You (with Adam) Click here

April 2024 - Everything Exercise! (with Melissa) Click here

Stay tuned for upcoming Wellness Webinars

 

Pole Walking

We currently offer an outdoor pole walking group that meets each week: Pole Walking for Fitness – Tuesdays from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. (weather dependent). For June 2024, we will be meeting at the corner of Water St. and Regional Rd. 33 in Lakefield at the Rotary Greenway Trail. Parking is alongside the road as you turn onto Regional Rd. 33, off Water St. Please note, the location changes each month. See the In Class Free Exercise and Wellness Calendar (catalog above) for more details.

Walking poles help many people walk more comfortably because they take some of the strain off lower back, hips, knees and ankles. We have some good quality poles for sale. If you'd like help selecting the right ones and purchasing a pair, please contact us through this link here.

 

For more information regarding our free Falls Prevention or Exercise Classes, please contact us at (705)742-7067

or email through this link here.

 

Health Clinics

Blood pressure clinics are provided regularly by all the offices. Please call your local office for more information.

Other clinics that are offerd occassionally may include hearing care clinics and flu immunization clinics.

 


Enjoying these free classes?

We love seeing you in our classes and hope you enjoy the many benefits.  We offer these free classes to everyone +55 years throughout the City and County of Peterborough and we gratefully accept donations so that we may continue to do that.