Wellness Club

The Wellness Club

The Wellness Club Program provides exercise & falls prevention classes, social and recreational activities, congregate dining program, educational workshops and community outreaching to promote and help the 50+ cohort to stay healthy, active and well-connected with the community. It also paves the way for the retirees to contribute meaningfully to programs as volunteer instructors, speakers and peer leaders.

Community Exercise and Falls Prevention Program

Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care through the LHINs (Central East, Central and Toronto Central).

Seniors’ exercise classes focus on improving and maintaining functional performance through strength and balance to prevent injury and falls. Falls prevention classes provide seniors with instruction on how to reduce the risk of falling, in addition to weight bearing and balance exercises.

The exercise classes vary in their pace and type; other than the standard chair-based exercise, there are Tai Chi practice, Qigong/Breathing practice, Line Dance and Chair-Yoga.

Information & Enquiry

Tel    : (416) 847-8939
Email: wellness@carefirstontario.ca

Service Highlights

Wellness Club

  • Has a membership of 1,600
  • Annual fee at $25 (April 1 – March 31)

The ‘WA’ Program

  • By adopting the INTEGRATE model of care, the WA Program is a structured half-day program led by a mobile team (RN, social worker, activation staff, PSW) using case management approach to provide wrap-around care (health monitoring, light exercise, nutritious lunch, service navigation and referral) for the seniors with multiple chronic health conditions.

Community Outreach

  • The outreach team offers programs at senior buildings, churches and in collaboration with municipal governments at various locations such as libraries and community centers for the seniors in the neighborhood.

Community Exercise & Falls Prevention Program – participants’ overall satisfaction rate

  • 90% noticed improvement in daily life and health
  • 98% rated the program excellent/good