VON Guelph Wellington News:
By Kelly Gee
Happy New Year!
We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season spending time with family and friends. We are looking forward to another successful year of helping seniors stay upright, balanced and independent with our SMART Exercise Classes and our Falls Prevention Education Sessions.
We will continue with our Falls Prevention 50 class challenge. Studies have shown that 50 hours of standing exercise will prevent one fall so we are rewarding anyone that attends 50 classes by November 1st, 2019. This might seem like a daunting task but, if we break it down it is not that hard. If one attends 1 class a week it will take the full year; if one attends 2 classes per week it will take 6 months; if one attends 3 times a week it will take 4 months; If one attends 4 times a week it will take 3 months; if one attends 5 times a week it will only take 2 months.
Towards the end of every December, those of all ages reflect on the year they’re leaving behind and start focusing on the future. January really is a great time to set some New Year’s goals in an attempt to better yourself in one way or another. The hectic holiday season has come to a close, and you can now get settled back into your daily routine. Or, better yet, create a new routine to ensure you’re getting the most out of all life has to offer.
Regardless of what your New Year’s Resolution is you will have a better chance of achieving your desired outcome if you set clear and attainable goals.
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The next round of Falls Prevention Education Sessions will run from January 2nd to February 15th in the following locations:
Highland Manor, Fergus - Mon/ Wed 2:30
St. Joes Day Program, Fergus – Wed/Thurs 1:30pm
Central Pentecostal Church, Elora – Tues/Thurs 2:30pm
Drayton Reformed Church, Drayton – Mon, Wed, Fri 9am
Next VON GEF Meetings/ Christmas Lunch:
165 Gordon St. Fergus (In the Common Room) - Tuesday Jan 8th 12:30 – 3:30 pm
VON is happy to be partnering with the YMCA to deliver this 8 week program. This program is offered every Tuesday and Thursday at a new time of 12:30pm at the Guelph YMCA. Each eligible participant will receive at 2 month YMCA membership. For more information contact Kelly Gee SMART Program Coordinator 519-323-2330 ext 4954 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you know someone who would be suitable for the GLA:D program, pass along the Clearance Form and information so they can share with their Dr/Physio/Chiropractor.