Falls prevention classes

Falls prevention classes

fall prevention class

Location and Contact

Intake assessment location: Markham site: Clinic 5 (level 1, building A).
Education and exercise sessions locationCornell Community Centre, Fitness Studio, 3201 Bur Oak Avenue, Markham, ON
Phone: 905-472-7601

The falls prevention program at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) is a six week program focused on education and exercise that supports falls prevention.

Individuals with any of the following may benefit from this program:

  • Have fallen in the last six months.
  • Are afraid of falling.
  • Feel unsteady on their feet.
  • Activities are limited because of poor balance.

The program includes:

  • A one hour class twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4 p.m. at the beautiful Cornell Community Centre adjacent to the Markham site (free parking available).
  • Each class includes an education session followed by group exercise.

Goals of the falls prevention program:

  • Increased balance, strength and flexibility.
  • Increased knowledge and confidence.
  • Decreased risk of falls and injury.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays – September 9 to October 16 (no class October 14)
  • Mondays and Wednesdays – October 21 to November 27 (no class November 11)

All participants must attend a physiotherapy intake assessment prior to starting the classes. For more information, call 905-472-7601 or view our brochure.

To register for the falls prevention program, please complete the referral form and fax to 905-472-7621.