Programs & Services: Chatham-Kent

SMART

SMART

SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)

SMART is a research and evidence based exercise prevention program provided by VON Erie St. Clair under the direction of the ESC LHIN and the Ministry of Health.

SMART, an hour long exercise class is facilitated by a certified senior fitness instructor who has been trained to the standards of both VON Canada and the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, University of Western Ontario

Besides the prescribed components of Cardiovascular Conditioning, Strength Training, Muscle Endurance, Balance/Power and Stretching/Relaxation there is also an educational component which focuses on the main reasons for falls and appropriate intervention strategies to reduce that risk.

SMART is offered at no charge to participants. Please contact your local VON for a list of classes that are available in your area.