Description
Description (Service) The SMART Program offers exercise classes to community members 55+ who wish to improve their strength, balance and flexibility, regardless of current physical ability. Program is available in many Retirement Homes, community locations as well as virtually across North Simcoe and Muskoka. The program can be done standing, from a chair, or using an aide.  
 
The SMART Healthy Aging Education Series is a 12 session program available to individuals wishing to learn strategies to maintain independence and protect/promote their health. Classes cover a variety of topics including bone health, nutrition, medication, home safety and brain health, among others. 
 
Falls Prevention: 
SMART Exercise classes are designed to increase strength and balance and reduce the risk of a fall.
Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm  
 
Exercise Classes: up to 1 hour in duration. All classes occur Mon-Fri between 9 am and 4 pm - participant can choose to register for the class(es) that suits their availability best.
Areas Served Barrie ; Cookstown ; Innisfil ; Midhurst
Eligibility Ages: 55 year(s) and up 
 
Residents of North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network.
Application Self-referral, referral from family/caregiver, NSM LHIN, Home and Community Care program, physician, nurse practitioner, physiotherapist, Veterans Affairs Canada, hospital, other healthcare providers, etc.
Languages English ; American Sign Language (ASL) ; Most classes are offered in English. One class, in partnership with Deaf Access Simcoe Muskoka, is taught in ASL by volunteers.
Fees None - Sponsored by Ontario Health ; Classes are free for participants.
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
299 Lakeshore Dr, Suite 002
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 7Y9
Intersection Lakeshore Dr and Minet's Point Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone Barrie SMART Program 705-737-5044 ext 221 
Orillia SMART Program 705-326-7021 
Georgian Bay SMART Program 705-355-2200  
Muskoka SMART Program 705-787-1996
Toll Free Phone Simcoe County 1-800-565-4145
Fax 705-737-1903
Website https://www.von.ca/en
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/SimcoeCountySMART
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC4ep2h-T3yuKzg8-9dbDiUA
Primary Contact Andrea Cameron, SMART Program Supervisor - Barrie; Phone: 705-737-5044 ext 221
Alternate Contact Lori Ververs, SMART & Healthy Aging Education Program Coordinator; Phone: 705-737-5044 ext 228
Primary Executive Jennifer McLellan, Manager, Home & Community Care; Phone: 705-737-5044 ext 229; Email: Jennifer.McLellan@von.ca

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