VON Guelph Wellington News:
From Kelly Gee
We have just had a great 2018- 2019 fiscal year. From April 2018 to March 2019 we had 2,120 different people attend our 6, 943 exercise classes totaling up to 76, 478 visits to a group exercise class. In addition we had 720 people attend our 455 Falls Prevention Education Sessions totaling 4,317 visits to these classes and 45 people received the SMART in-home exercise program totaling 386 individualized exercise sessions.
Our 50 class challenge continues until November 2019. If a person completes one class per week they will complete this challenge by November, if they exercise twice per week they will complete this challenge in 6 months, if they exercise 4 times per week they will complete it in 3 months and if they exercise 5 times or more they can complete this challenge in a couple of months. Right now we have over 30 people that have participated in 50 or more classes since November.
To our disappointment the LHIN did not grant us funding to continue delivering the GLA:D program. This 8 week education and exercise program for those with osteoarthritis in the hip and or knee is a fantastic program and we received great feedback from the participants of the program. Many of the participants stated that they had less pain, felt that they were more mobile and physically active after the completion of the program. If the GLA:D program is something that you or someone you know is interested in participating in GLA:D program there are other organizations/ companies that are offering the program and you can find these on the GLA:D website www.gladcanada.ca
The next round of Falls Prevention Education Sessions will continue until May 24th at the following locations:
Seniors Day Out, Mount Forest
Birmingham Lodge, Mount Forest
Guelph Lake Commons, Guelph
Norfolk Manor, Guelph
and from May 13th - June 28th here:
East Wellington Community Services, 14 Boland Dr., Erin
St. Joes Out and About, 69 Huron St., Guelph
St. Joes Dinner Club, 100 Westmount, Guelph
Next VON GEF Meetings:
Guelph Office 401 Edinburgh St. N – Thursday May 16th at 12pm
Mount Forest Office 392 Main St. N – Wednesday May 15th at 12pm
No SMART Exercise classes on Monday May 20th (Victoria Day)
For more information about the SMART Exercise and Fall Prevention Program in Wellington County, check out our website at www.vonsmartexercise.com!