STAND UP! PROGRAM
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR BALANCE?
ARE YOU AFRAID OF FALLING?
HAVE YOU ALREADY FALLEN?
If you answered YES to any of these questions the STAND UP! PROGRAM CAN HELP YOU!
The STAND UP! Program is offered to autonomous adults 65 years of age or over living in their own homes.
BALANCE, FALLS AND HEALTH
DID YOU KNOW THAT a loss of balance can cause a fall? One person in three 65 years of age or over experiences at least one fall a year. The fall can seriously affect your health:
· serious injuries such as fractures, or even death;
· difficulty in carrying out everyday activities such as walking, housework, grocery shopping or taking a bath;
· reduced social activities and greater isolation;
· a loss of autonomy or even departure from the home to live in a private residential facility.
The STAND UP! PROGRAM EFFECTIVELY PREVENTS FALLS
The STAND UP! Program has shown that it can enhance the dynamic balance of elderly adults. It is based on the most recent knowledge in the realm of physical activity and falls prevention.
Through the STAND UP! Program, you can:
> enhance your balance and leg strength;
> help maintain healthy bones and reduce the risk of fractures;
> adapt your home and adopt safe behaviour;
> bolster your self-confidence;
> be more active.
WHAT IS THE STAND UP! PROGRAM?
A qualified, trained professional leads the STAND UP! Program. The movements are safe and are adapted to seniors’ abilities. The exercises will improve your balance and strength.
The STAND UP! Program is:
> group exercises conducted twice a week for 12 weeks;
> exercises that are easy to do in the home;
> information vignettes on a healthy lifestyle, safe behaviour and ways to adapt the home to prevent falls.
TO REGISTER OR FIND OUT MORE...
The STAND UP! Program is offered free of charge to eligible adults 65 years of age or over.
If the STAND UP! Program interests you or a loved one, please contact Ashley at the Blue Sky Family Health Team at 705-475-0500 or ask your family physician about the program at your next appointment.