This program is intended to improve and promote general health, fitness and personal security for seniors and adults with disabilities. It also provides social and recreational activities in the form of leisure sports, hobby-based clubs and special interest and educational workshops.
Free Blood Pressure Clinics
A freeopportunity for older adults to have multiple blood pressure readings taken using an automated measuring device by a trained Community Care Northumberland volunteer.
Free Exercise Classes
These group classes are designed for seniors and focused on improving and maintaining wellness for seniors by targeting balance, strength and range of motion activities, preventing injury and falls. Current class dates, please contact your local Community Care Northumberland office to verify dates.
Free Falls Exercise Prevention Classes for Seniors
These group sessions are a combination of exercise and education. They focus on exercises which help improve strength and balance and helping seniors develop strategies to help prevent falls and near falls. Current class dates listed please contact your local Community Care Northumberland office to verify dates.
Tone & Stretch in a therapeutic pool. This gentle aqua fitness class is intended for those with muscle and joint injuries or disease. This class is slower paced and will work on flexibility, mobility, coordination, and muscular endurance. Transportation available from Brighton to Trenton YMCA
Mondays: 10:15am-11:00am Date: April 3rd to June 26th, 2017
Fee: $77 (11 classes) Class & Bus
Fee: $55 (11 classes) Class only
Fridays: 10:15am-11:00am Date: April 7th to June 23rd, 2017
Fee: $77 (11 classes) Class & Bus
Fee: $55 (11 classes) Class only
Location: YMCA – Quinte West
Bus Departs: CCN Brighton – 9:30am
Bus Departs: YMCA – Quinte West -11:30am
This class is geared for anyone who prefers a slower paced class. This class is designed to improve muscular and cardiovascular strength and endurance at moderate intensity with low-moderate impact activities. No high-impact exercises are performed in this class making it appropriate for older adults.A combination of strength and flexibility exercises using weights, stability balls and balance exercises, with modifications given for individual fitness levels.
Thursdays: 1:00pm-2:00pm Date: April 6th - June 29th, 2017
Fee: $65 (13 Classes) Location: YMCA – Brighton
Please contact Gail in the Brighton office for more information about Gentlefit.
Mat work and vertical exercises that help you gain strength, flexibility and balance. Each class is designed to focus on good form and breath pattern. Classes use props such as flexi-bands, flexi-balls and weights to enhance your mat work experience.
Tuesdays: 9:00am-10:00am Date: April 4th to June 27th, 2017 Fee: $65 (13 Classes)
Tuesdays: 10:15am-11:15am Date: April 4th to June 27th,2017 Fee: $65 (13 Classes)
Location: Community Care Northumberland Activity Room – Brighton 9:00 am - 10:00 am at Community Care Northumberland's Activity Room in Brighton. .
Please contact Gail in the Brighton officefor more information about Pilates.
Gentle Hatha Yoga
Classes include gentle stretches to increase flexibility, strength and balance. Breath work throughout brings relaxation and rejuvenation to the practices as well as meditation techniques to calm the mind. Through this flow of poses or postures physical benefits are experienced. This is a slow paced class for all levels of student, including seniors and those new to yoga. Many posture modifications are offered to suit individuals’ needs.
Fridays: 9:45 am - 10:45 am at Community Care Northumberland's Activity Room in Brighton. April 7th to June 30th, 2017. 12 weeks in session. Fee $60.
Please contact Gail in the Brighton officefor more information about Gentle Hatha Yoga.
This class is ideal for anyone who is not able to get down to a mat on the floor for some movements due to physical restrictions. Chair Yoga still allows the participant to enjoy all the benefits of Yoga by stretching and strengthening the body as you move through various poses. Utilizing breath to leave you feeling relaxed and re-engerized. The chair can also be used as a stabilizer for some standing poses to help build strength in the legs and helps to improve balance to prevent falls.
Wednesdays: 11:15 am -12:00 noon at Community Care Northumberland's Activity Room in Brighton. April 5th to June 28th, 2017. 13 weeks in session. Fee $52.
Please contact Gail in the Brighton officefor more information about Chair Yoga.
Yoga is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. Our yoga classes are designed with seniors in mind and are about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility.
Wednesdays: 1:00 pm -2:00 pm at Civic Centre in Hastings. $4 per class.
Please contact Sarah in the Hastings officeto verify dates, fees and availability.
The hula hoop is more than a child's toy, it can be a fun workout tool for adults and seniors who want to shed a few pounds and improve their joint flexibility and balance. The gentle rocking motion of hula hooping is also relaxing and fun, which can help to relieve stress.has specific physical benefits. Our yoga classes are designed with seniors in mind and are about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility.
Wednesdays: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Civic Centre in Hastings. $4 per class.
Please contact the Hastings office to verify dates, fees and availability.
Personal Distress Alarms (PDA) Program
A PDA is a small portable transmitter that is worn as a pendant or wristband and along with a small tabletop unit, provides clients with 24 hour support. In case of emergency or distress, the client pushes the button on the PDA that sends a signal to the monitoring station, where trained operators immediately dispatch help. Contact your local Community Care Northumberland to learn more about this program.
Social and Recreational Opportunities
Indoor Walking Club
Walking is a great way to keep fit & healthy, walking with a friend or a partner is a great way to stay connected. With changes in weather bringing slick, icy sidewalks, finding a new venue for walking is sometimes the only way to keep up with a fitness program. The Walking Club provides a safe and warm environment for walkers. The on-going partnership between Community Care Northumberland and East Northumberland Secondary School (Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board) provides a great solution to our challenging Canadian climate.
Mondays to Thursdays: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. October 3rd, 2016 to April 27th, 2017. Location: ENSS in Brighton. Fee:$5
Please contact Gail in the Brighton office for more information about the Indoor Walking Club.
A line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in rows, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Our line dance classes are open to both men and women and are specifically aimed at seniors. These classes provide an opportunity for participants to stay fit in a causal, social environment.
Wednesdays: 10:00 am -11:00 pm at Civic Centre in Hastings. $4 per class.