Stay On Your Feet

Stay on your Feet (SOYF) is the regional strategy that supports healthy active aging for older adults in the NE LHIN. We are working together across the NE LHIN to help older adults stay active, stay independent and stay on their feet.  


Every day older adults in the NE fall and need medical attention. In fact, one in three older adults 65+ fall each year, even though falls are preventable.

Free exercise classes are available across the region for older adults (65+).  Click on the button to the right to find the class nearest you.

Stand Up! fall prevention exercise classes are offered across the region – Click on the button to the right to find out more.

Upcoming Conference - It Takes a Prevent a Fall

This one day event is being held on Thursday October 27th, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Steelworkers Hall, Brady Street, Sudbury. To learn more, click here.

Did You Know?

  • Falling is not a normal part of aging
  • Most falls are due to health or lifestyle factors.
  • Falls can cause injury and reduce mobility and independence
  • Most falls are predictable and preventable

Nine Steps to Prevent a Fall:

  1. Be Active
  2. Manage Your Medicines
  3. Manage Your Health
  4. Improve Your Balance
  5. Walk Tall
  6. Foot Care and Safe Footwear
  7. Regularly Check Your Eyesight and Hearing
  8. Eat Well for Life
  9. Identify, Remove, and Report Hazards

Regional and Local Coalitions – Get Involved!

The Stay on Your Feet regional strategy is guided by the Stay on your feet Regional Steering Committee. Contact your local health unit to find out how to get involved in the local SOYF coalitions.

SOYF Newsletters

Stay On Your Feet Commercial

For More Information Call Your Local Health Unit:

Algoma: Raija Lappalainen, RN BScN, Public Health Nurse,, 1-866-892-0172 ext. 3055

North Bay Parry Sound: Lisa Rhodenizer, Community Health Promoter,, 1-800-563-2808 ext. 3222 

Porcupine: Patrick Nowak,, 1-800-461-1818

Sudbury & District: Anik Proulx, RN BScN, Public Health Nurse,, 1-855-674-4330 

Timiskaming: Lorna Desmarais, Public Health Promoter,, 1-866-747-4305, ext. 2239 

For more information contact:  Wendy Carew, Regional Coordinator SOYF, NE LHIN, or 705-840-1610

Relevant Links

Photo Collage - "What Stay On Your Feet Means To Me"

From Soup to Tomatoes - An Exercise Program with Something for Everyone

Stay On Your Feet Self Risk Assessment Tool

Stand Up! Falls Prevention Program

Home Hazard Checklist

Booklet - The First Step - Stay Active, Stay Independent and Stay On Your Feet

Medication Safety Fact Sheet

Stay On Your Feet Brochure

What To Do If You Fall Fact Sheet

Queensland Stay On Your Feet Model For Falls Prevention