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.

It Takes a Community...to Prevent a Fall

The regional conference on October 27th, 2016 played host to almost 200 service providers from across the NE LHIN. Partners presented 22 storyboards highlighting the unique work being done across the region to help older adults stay healthy, active (socially, physically and mentally) and living independently.  A series of 18 displays provided information and resources from agencies and organizations that support healthy aging. Eight presenters from Northern Ontario shared their knowledge on falls prevention during this one day event. Click here to view the conference page, including storyboards and presentations.

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: Helen Kwolek, Public Health Nurse, hkwolek@algomapublichealth.com, 1-866-892-0172

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

Porcupine: Patrick Nowak, Patrick.Nowak@porcupinehu.on.ca, 1-800-461-1818

Sudbury & District: Anik Proulx, RN BScN, Public Health Nurse, proulxa@sdhu.com, 1-855-674-4330 

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

For more information contact:  Wendy Carew, Regional Coordinator SOYF, NE LHIN, wendy.carew@lhins.on.ca or 705-840-1610

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