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March of Dimes Canada

Site: Thorold - HNHB (Hamilton-Niagara-Haldimand-Brant) Coverage Area - South Region Office

Service: Home Support Exercise Program

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Record #: BTN4822 Last Full Update: 04 Mar 2014
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameCCAC ; HSEP Falls Prevention
Contact Information
Office Phone905-687-8484 ext 246
Toll Free Phone800-263-4742
Fax905-685-6651
Organization Emaileliefl@marchofdimes.ca
Websitewww.marchofdimes.ca
Primary ContactEmily Liefl, Community Case Coordinator, Home Support Exercise Program, HNHB, March of Dimes Canada; Email: eliefl@marchofdimes.ca
Agency Information
Service Level(50) Non Profit
EstablishedNovember 2012
FundingProvincial - HNHB-LHIN
Service Information
Service DescriptionFree in-home exercise program designed specifically for frail older adults by the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging * 12-week program based on 10 gentle, progressive exercises that help seniors to maintain and/or improve functional mobility, increase activity and independence, and help prevent falls * individual is taught the exercises, supported, and monitored throughout the program by a trained PSW or Volunteer * requires no equipment. 
 
March of Dimes is the lead organization for the coordination of this program in the HNHB Local Health Integration Area * program is available through participating Personal Support Worker service providers, community support service agencies and volunteer programs.  
HoursOffice hours: Mon–Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas ServedBrant County ; Burlington ; Haldimand County ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region ; Norfolk County ; (HNHB-LHIN)
EligibilityAges: 65 year(s) and up 
 
and who: 
* live within the borders of the HNHB Hamilton-Niagara Haldimand-Brant LHIN (see 'Areas Served' above) 
* are ambulatory, using gait aid if necessary 
* are not receiving exercise instruction from a Physiotherapist; and  
* meet any of the following characteristics: frail, home-bound, declining mobility, at risk of falling, recently discharged from physiotherapy services and/or hospital, have difficulty performing activities of daily living, at risk of losing independence, sedentary lifestyle. 
* those in Long-Term Care are not eligible 
ApplicationContact Emily Liefl, eliefl@marchofdimes.ca, 905-687-8484 ext 246 for information on program availability and referrals
LanguagesEnglish ; Interpretive Services ; exercise materials available in a number of languages
FeesNone
Site Information
Located In CommunityThorold
Address & Map
3340 Schmon Pkwy, Unit 1E
Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6
 
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Mailing Addressc/o Emily Liefl 
March of Dimes Canada 
3340 Schmon Pkwy, Unit 1E 
Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Additional Service Sites
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesFall Prevention Programs ; Therapeutic Exercise ~ Older Adults