Students Michael Tran, University of Windsor Human Kinetics and Natalie Russell, St. Clair College Social Service Worker Gerontology, facilitate gentle exercises (and lots of laughs!) in the home of a VON SMART program participant. Through this experiential learning opportunity, Mike and Natalie have access to the client perspective and voice. They learn first hand what it's like to live with a chronic condition and how important it is for our older adults and seniors to stay active, feel a sense of purpose/accomplishment and remain connected to their community. They are also learning to recognize fall risk factors and implement strategies to minimize and/or reduce those risks.
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It takes a Community to Prevent Falls...
The VON SMART Exercise and Fall Prevention Team is devoted to helping older adults and seniors to engage with their community to stay active, strong and independent.