VON Canada, Ontario Branch

Site: Grey Bruce Site

Service: SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) Exercise and Falls Prevention Program

Description (Service) Offers exercise classes to community members 55 and older who wish to improve their strength, balance and flexibility, regardless of current physical ability 
  • Designed to increase strength and balance and reduce the risk of falls 
  • Classes are available in many community locations within Grey and Bruce Counties 
  • Provided by volunteer instructors who have been trained by the VON and certified in the SMART program 
Offers two levels of classes: 
  • Level 1 - classes focus on gentle exercise for older adults with mobility issues,completed predominantly from a chair in a seated position aimed to improve the participant’s range of motion, muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, and balance 
  • Level 2 - classes focus on functional fitness exercises and include: aerobic endurance, muscular strengthening, balance and stretching components that are safe for the older adult population 
Classes are offered by registration in the following locations. Contact the corresponding coordinator to register: 
Sauble Beach, Wiarton, Lion's Head, Tobermory, Meaford, Thornbury - 519-371-5331 ext 227 
Hanover, Durham, Willimasford, Chatsworth, Markdale, Owen Sound (Level 1,2 and Parkinson's class), Mildmay, Teeswater - 519-371-5331 ext 250 
Tara, Chesley, Port Elgin, Kincardine, Lucknow, Tiverton, Ripley - 519-371-5331 ext 427
Service Details
Public Comments Always looking for volunteer fitness instructors, No experience necessary, free training provided.
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Class times vary, call for details
Dates Program runs twice a week for 48 weeks of the year with breaks throughout the year (normally two weeks in Dec, one week in Mar and one week in Aug). Dates are determined by coordinators and may vary slightly each year.
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County
Eligibility Ages: 55 year(s) and up
Application Registration is required before participation. Call the specified area coordinator to complete an intake assessment and registration process over the phone.
Languages English
Fees None ; No cost, but donations are always welcome.
Address and Location
Located In Community Grey County
Address & Map 1280 20th St E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6H6
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Intersection 9th Ave E and 20th St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-376-5895 ext 250
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-3138 ext 250
E-Mail maria.kuntz@von.ca
Website https://www.von.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/VON-Grey-Bruce-863910157002202
Primary Contact Maria Kuntz, Coordintor
Volunteer Coordinator Loretta Dun, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: ext 411; Email: loretta.dunn@von.ca
Primary Executive Debbie Taylor, Senior Manager; Email: debbie.taylor@von.ca
Mailing Address PO Box 969 
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6H6

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