Our wellness programs and services aim to support the physical, social and safety needs of our clients, allowing them to improve and maintain their overall well-being.
From exercise and falls prevention classes to social groups to personal distress alarms and more, support is available to clients throughout Northumberland County.
Your Health & Wellness Is Important To Us
We offer many programs across Northumberland County that are designed to help you stay social, active and safe wherever you call home.
Our Friendly Visiting program provides companionship for seniors or adults with disabilities. Our program staff match volunteers with clients based on their common interests. The volunteer then arranges the visits with their matched client. The commitment is only a 1- 2 hours per week and at their mutual convenience and location. Visits can occur in the client’s home or for example, a trip to a local coffee shop or spent sharing activities, playing cards, taking walks, doing crafts or, most often, just enjoying a pleasant conversation!
Our social groups are a great opportunity to socialize with and meet other community members. Offered at locations throughout Northumberland County, these groups are free to join and provide an inviting atmosphere where participants can enjoy casual conversation and/or games.
TELEPHONE REASSURANCE CALLS
This program provides isolated persons with regular contact in order to provide reassurance and, if necessary, to arrange for assistance. These calls are usually short – about five minutes – and are made at regular, prearranged times or when family and friends are away.
This program offers a variety of hands- on workshops including cooking, painting and journal writing. These workshops are generally once weekly at different locations throughout Northumberland County. This program offers a variety of hands- on workshops including cooking, painting and journal writing. These workshops are generally once weekly at different locations throughout Northumberland County.
Our exercise classes are focused on improving and maintaining wellness by targeting balance, strength and range of motion activities.
Classes are suited for a range of fitness levels and offered in public spaces throughout Northumberland County. During COVID-19, some classes are also offered virtually.
Virtual Exercise Classes
Flex & Balance
Offered on Mondays at 10:00 a.m., this class includes moves that help you improve your flexibility and balance.
Stretch & Strengthen
Offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m., tune in to one or both of these weekly classes aimed at strengthening and toning different muscle groups.
Light Kettlebell Class
Offered on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m., this class will guide you through a series of moves designed to help you build and tone your muscles using a light kettlebell.
Offered on Mondays at 1:00 p.m., this class will guide you through gentle yoga poses that can be done anywhere you have a little floor space.
Abs, Glutes & Legs
Offered on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m., this class includes moves that target your abdominal, glute and leg muscles.
Stretching & Relaxation
Offered on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m., this class will guide you through stretches to help you relax while improving your flexibility.
Offered on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., tune in to one or both of these weekly class sessions that guide you through yoga poses while using a chair for support.
Offered on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m., this class will teach you Jerusalema, Salsa and Merengue dancing, as well as some familiar favourites such as the Twist, the YMCA, the Slide and more.
Offered on Fridays at 9:00 a.m., this class is a mix of Pilates and yoga that will help you strengthen and tone your muscles and improve/maintain your flexibility through a series of low-impact exercises.
PREVENTATIVE EXERCISE (FALLS PREVENTION)
Falls prevention classes are group sessions which focus of specific targeted interventions to reduce falls in seniors. It is a combination of education and exercise over a defined period of time, generally offered twice per week in congregate living spaces and community locations throughout Northumberland County.
PERSONAL DISTRESS ALARMS
A personal distress alarm (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 hours’ support. In case of emergency or distress, the client pushes the button on the PDA that sends a signal to the monitoring station, where operators immediately dispatch help.