Date: September 19, 2017

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Physical Activity

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Older Adults 65 Years Plus

This page was reviewed or revised on Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:51 PM

Physical activity offers health benefits for all ages, especially older adults.
Being physically active will:

  • enhance quality of life
  • help maintain independence
  • promote positive mental health

Regular activity can:

  • slow down or reverse the progress of a chronic disease
  • help manage symptoms of a disease

Read the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for adults 65 Years & older to stay healthy. Also available in French.

Exercises at the Kitchen Sink

(A Falls Prevention Initiative supported by the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network)

This program is for seniors confined to their home or for those do not take part in exercise programs outside the home. It has 7 activities to improve strength and balance, and to lessen the risk of falling.
Falls are a leading cause of injury and disability in adults over the age of 65. Inactivity is a main risk factor.
Exercises at the Kitchen Sink is available in DVD and booklet formats. They can be used separately, or together.

It is available FREE at all Lambton County libraries. The DVD can be borrowed; you can keep the booklet.

The video is available on YouTube in two parts: Part 1, Part 2 .