VON Guelph Wellington News:
From Kelly Gee
“Take care of your body it is the only place you have to live”
Exercise is the universal prescription to pretty much everything. Frailty is not inevitable it is in fact reversible! You are never too young or too old to start exercising.
Getting just 10% of Canadians to sit less and move more would increase workplace productivity and decrease absenteeism, injecting $1.6 billion into the economy by 2040. Additionally, it would reduce health-care spending on chronic disease by $2.6 billion.
Saying Good-bye to a couple amazing members of the SMART Team
Enjoy Your New Adventure Kyra Ash
Congratulations on your recent acceptance into the Dietitian Program! We know you will tackle this new venture with the same passion and dedication you've displayed as part of our team. Working alongside you has been an honor and privilege, and we know you will continue to succeed in all that you do. Good Luck with School!
Time to Make Dreams Come True Sharon Rogers
It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Sharon Rogers is going to be retiring from her position as a GEF with the VON SMART Program. Sharon has been such a wonderful addition to our team and has helped to put several systems in place to help the program run more efficiently. I do hope that you continue to volunteer in the office and exercise in the SMART program as a participant so that we still get to see that beautiful smile. The nice part about retiring from doing what you do so well is there is no more rushing around to meet deadlines and complete tasks. You'll have lots of time to make all your dreams come true. The bad part is how much we will miss the pleasurable experience of working with you. We wish you the all the best and thank you for your years of dedication, enthusiasm and team spirit.
Labour Day is another one of those Holidays that has lost its significance over the years. Sure it’s a fun day off at the end of the summer where people can have BBQs and relax and perhaps celebrate the fact that their children are going back to school. But while we celebrate, we shouldn’t forget why we have the ability to do so every first Monday in September. It’s because we are making it a point to celebrate workers by giving them a day off for all their hard work. On that note VON would like to express it sincere appreciation to all of the SMART Gentle Exercise Facilitators for the professionalism, energy, compassion that they display while teaching exercise classes. Thanks to all the facilitators that have got out of their comfort zone and taught virtual classes and made hundreds of phone calls to check in on all our SMART clients during this COVID 19 Pandemic. VON is extremely lucky to have such an amazing, dynamic team!
Take advantage of technology
The VON is offering a number of ways that one can participate in the SMART exercise Program through the use of technology:
One can access our Low Intensity, Moderate Intensity and High Intensity Exercise on YouTube:
(This YouTube Link and a link to our Falls Prevention Education Series can be easy accessed from our homepage of our www.vonsmartexercise.com website)
Click here for the VON SMART exercise class schedule Monday through Friday
If you would like to join a live Zoom Class email Kelly Gee and she will send you the Zoom Link to access the live classes.
If you have no access to technology her are some exercises you can do at home:
Please note that not all exercises are appropriate for everyone. It is recommended that you discuss your participation in any exercise program with your family physician before you start exercising.
Thank you to everyone who has stuck with us during these strange times! Whether you've participated alongside one of our YouTube videos, Wightman TV airings, completed the exercises in our in-home booklet, participated in Zoom or just kept in touch! We are grateful to continue to be a part of your activities. Because of all of your support and hard work following along with the YouTube videos, our YouTube Channel has almost 16, 000 views! That is amazing!
Thank you! Keep up the great activity!!
Check out our VON SMART Exercise Website and Facebook Page for updates as to when our programs will continue to run in the community.