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 Community...to 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:
- Be Active
- Manage Your Medicines
- Manage Your Health
- Improve Your Balance
- Walk Tall
- Foot Care and Safe Footwear
- Regularly Check Your Eyesight and Hearing
- Eat Well for Life
- 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.
Stay On Your Feet Commercial
For More Information Call Your Local Health Unit:
Algoma: Raija Lappalainen, RN BScN, Public Health Nurse, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-866-892-0172 ext. 3055
North Bay Parry Sound: Lisa Rhodenizer, Community Health Promoter, Lisa.Rhodenizer@nbpsdhu.ca, 1-800-563-2808 ext. 3222
Porcupine: Andrew Keck, RN BScN, Public Health Nurse, email@example.com, 1-800-461-1818 ext. 2369
Sudbury & District: Anik Proulx, RN BScN, Public Health Nurse, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-855-674-4330
Timiskaming: Lorna Desmarais, Public Health Promoter, email@example.com, 1-866-747-4305, ext. 2239
For more information contact: Wendy Carew, Regional Coordinator SOYF, NE LHIN, firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-840-1610
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