Who can take part in the program?
Anyone can participate, but the classes are intended for people who consider themselves older adults.
The program is designed for community-dwelling older adults who can participate in an exercise class independently.
Participants should be cognitively intact so they can safely follow directions and learn new movements.
Is there a session happening near me?
Classes are held across the province. Check the class calendar to see the locations, dates, and times, and cost (if any)of the classes currently underway.
How can I join a NOT Falling for You group?
You can find contact information for each session organizer on this schedule. Please contact the session organizer directly.
How much does a session cost?
We work with each host organization to keep the cost to a minimum. Each host organization determines the cost for their session. Some host organizations require participants to purchase a membership in their organization to participate. See the schedule for cost information.
What should I wear and bring to the class?
Bring a clean, comfortable pair of shoes such as walking or running shoes. Wear comfortable clothing of your choice that allows you to move freely.
Bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated.
If you use a walker or cane, bring it with you as you will use it in the class.
I use a cane or a walker. Can I still participate?
Absolutely, yes! In fact, we ask that you bring your walking aid with you and the leader will help you adapt movements to safely participate while using it. This way you can learn how to safely incorporate your walking aid into exercise you may do on your own.
I have some health issues. What should I do before joining a class?
It is important to have a discussion with your healthcare provider before starting any new physical activity. Describe the class to your healthcare provider so that they can advise you.
When you attend the first session you will be asked to complete a questionnaire to help you assess if you have any issues which you may wish to further discuss with your healthcare provider. You can review the questionnaire here.