Aging Well

Aging Well is a comprehensive program for patients over the age of 60 and which focuses on the physical body, the mind, and safety.

Services include:

  • Memory Assessments
  • Dementia Screen
  • Fit to Drive Assessment
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Cognitive Stimulation
  • Community Resources
  • Mobility and Balance Assessments
  • Osteoporosis / Postural Assessments
  • Conditioning / Exercise Programs
  • Home Safety Assessments
  • Prescription of Assistive Devices – for the home
  • Mobility Assessment and Funding (e.g. canes, walkers, wheelchairs)
  • Foot Care

Aging Well Groups

Body Harmony for the Seasoned and Young at Heart

Body Harmony for the Seasoned and Young at Heart is a group that incorporates all of the previous groups listed below into drop-in weekly sessions. These programs include physical exercise for the body and cognitive exercises for the mind, time to socialize with others, and monthly education topics. This program is open to the public. For more information, call 519-354-0070 ext. 602.

Programs for the Physical Body

Boosting Balance and Bone Health

This group is designed to gradually improve balance and strength, help avoid falls, and maintain independence. It also educates on keeping bones healthy. Group includes exercise and education on bone health.

Stand Up – Turn your Back on Falls

This program includes group and home exercises as well as information sessions on fall prevention. This program enhances older adult’s quality of life with its capacity to improve balance, boost confidence regarding falls, and maintain regular practice of physical activity among seniors.

Finding Balance

This educational session is aimed at helping seniors maintain their safety and independence in their homes. It looks at personal risk factors, fall prevention strategies in the home and the community, use of personal mobility aids, and discusses the importance of exercise to maintain the necessary strength and balance to complete daily activities.

Programs for the mind

Memory and Aging Program

This workshop is aimed at people of retirement age who are interested in learning about memory changes that normally occur with age, and strategies to improve their everyday memory performance (including lifestyle factors and memory strategy usage).

Brain Aerobics

This is a fun and interactive group for seniors to learn and participate in activities that work to exercise the mind. Group members will learn about age related changes in the brain, discover their strengths, learn the benefits of laughter, sharpen their senses, learn how to challenge themselves using words and numbers, expand their imagination and find new ways to be creative and reminisce about the past.

Resources

Alzheimer’s society Chatham-Kent Website

Baycrest Smart Aging Website

Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging Website

Health Canada – Living Well Seniors Website

Osteoporosis Canada Website