We have organized free exercise classes for seniors. They are not intimidating and participants are encouraged to go at their own speed. Led by trained health care professionals selected by us, you will be asked to complete a screening questionnaire to help us ensure your safety before starting. We offer this program in: Bewdley, Campbellford, Cobourg, Colborne, Hastings, Port Hope and Warkworth, Ontario.
Scheduled dates and times updated as of February 2018 are linked here.
If you’d like more information about these free exercise programs for seniors, please complete an Information Request Form.
Tone & Stretch - 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. This class is taught in the Leisure Pool at the YMCA in Quinte West. Transportation from Brighton to YMCA in Quinte West can be arranged, seats limited.
This is a choreographed class that accommodates the three pillars of fitness: cardio, strength and flexibility. Start off with a cardiovascular workout that includes about a 20-30 min choreographed routine or circuits to improve cardiovascular health. Then, move into strength training using either hand weights or resistance bands to increase both bone density and balance. Abdominal exercises will be provided towards the end of the routine and be done while standing as mat work is not included in this program. Finally, a long lengthening stretch will complete the class to restore muscles and joints. If you enjoy music and movement, this is the class for you!
The low impact dance class is focused on inspiring strong & creative movement among seniors of all abilities.
This class is ideal for anyone who is not able to get down to the mat on the floor for some of the 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-energized. 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.
Gentle Hatha Yoga classes include gentle stretches to increase flexibility, strength and balance. Breathwork 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.
This class is a mixture of three mind-body fitness practices including Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi. Yoga postures will be used as the foundation of strength training in this program offering functional strength for everyday life. You don’t need to go to the gym and pump iron to be strong, you can build foundational strength in this barefoot program using your body weight. Pilates will be used for leg and abdomen exercises to increase both length and strength in the core. Lower back and postural strength training that leads to increased balance will be a focus of this hour. Tai Chi is incorporated into the relaxation section of the class allowing a flow guided by breath. Use this program as an energizing relaxation that will increase your metabolism and lengthen your body.
Fundamental Pilates - Mat work and vertical exercises that help you gain strength, flexibility, and balance. Each class is designed to focus on good form and breathing pattern. Classes use props such as flexi-bands and flexi-balls to enhance your mat work experience.
Join this class to lengthen and strengthen your muscles and increase your range of motion. This class would benefit anyone new to fitness or looking for some rehabilitation fitness. This class can be done using bands and has the option of adding a chair. Using a chair to stretch provides accessibility for those who need to remain sitting during their program but also provides stability for deeper stretching. This class will use therabands adding resistance training which will also increase metabolic rates long after the workout is over. Join us and “get fit” while also enhancing balance and function for daily life.
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.
If you are not sure whether to sign up for Yoga or Pilates, why not do both? This class will offer the principals of both practices which are so similar yet so different. The focus will be on strengthening the core while using yoga poses and movement to work on balance and isometric strength training. Structured breathing and flow will also work cardiovascular endurance and increase functional strength. The class will also include a long stretch and relaxation that will restore the body and decrease pain.
If you’d like more information about our Fitness programs, please complete an Information Request Form.
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 the 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.
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Our free falls prevention classes aim to help seniors decrease these negative effects and potential injuries associated with falls and near falls. We have trained health care professionals leading these classes with several location options in Bewdley, Campbellford, Cobourg, Colborne, Hastings, Port Hope and Warkworth, Ontario.
Scheduled dates and times updated as of Feb 2018, are linked here.
If you’d like more information, please complete an Information Request Form.
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 ongoing 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.
Do you love to knit or crochet? Join other knitting or crochet hobbyists to work on your own projects or projects for various local charities.
These groups are causal coffee groups designed to bring women together for conversation and fellowship. Occasionally guest speakers or special trips are organized.
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 casual, social environment.
These social groups are causal coffee groups designed to bring senior men together for conversation and fellowship. Occasionally guest speakers or special trips are organized.
If you’d like more information about our Social and Recreation groups for seniors, please complete an Information Request Form.
A free opportunity for older adults to have multiple blood pressure readings taken using an automated measuring device by a trained Community Care Northumberland volunteer.
We offer these clinics in: Bewdley, Cobourg, Ontario.
If you’d like more information about these free blood pressure clinics for seniors, please complete an Information Request Form.