Move Well ProgramGWSA- Community Support Services
Move Well Program
The Move Well Program is a volunteer facilitated program which provides gentle exercise either in participants’ homes or in group settings.
The In-home gentle exercise program serves individuals (55+), living independently in the community who cannot participate in conventional exercise programs outside of the home. Barriers preventing involvement in conventional exercise programs include lack of transportation, poor functional health status, impaired mobility, mild cognitive impairments, cultural challenges, and financial matters. This program is especially suited for individuals who have completed health sector funded physiotherapy.
The group exercise program serves individuals (55+), living independently in the community who wish to remain active and participate in a low/no cost, gentle exercise program near where they live. A $2 donation per class is gratefully appreciated.
Program participants will experience improved functional fitness to carry out activities of daily living, supporting the ability and confidence to continue to remain living independently.
Through regular physical activity, participants will experience:
- improved endurance, strength, flexibility and balance
- a reduced risk of falls
- improved ability to manage chronic conditions, and
- improved quality of life through opportunities to socialize, reduced isolation, and encouragement and motivation to participate in regular exercise.
To find out more about program locations or provide a referral, please call the CSS office at 519-837-5696.
- Pre-registration is required.
- Drop-in services are not available because sessions get filled in advance.
- Do not contact the locations themselves.
Tuesday: Harcourt Memorial United Church- https://www.caredove.com/wwcss/serviceorganization/18787/refr/search
Wednesday: Trinity United Church- https://www.caredove.com/wwcss/service/detail/sid/17215/refr/search
Wednesday: Salvation Army Guelph Citadel- https://www.caredove.com/wwcss/service/detail/sid/781/refr/search
Thursday: West End Community Centre- https://www.caredove.com/wwcss/service/detail/sid/2494/refr/search
GWSA-Community Support Services programming depends on the dedication from our team of caring volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with Community Support Services, please contact Becky MacDonald, Recreation Coordinator – Volunteers at the City of Guelph at 519-822-1260 extension 2096 / 2691
The GWSA is a registered not-for-profit charity which relies on the generosity of individuals, corporate partners, and services, to maintain a broad range of activities and programs. Donations can be made directly on line and a receipt is provided on donations of $25 or more for tax purposes. “Community Support Services” is an integral part of the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association and provides help to many of the area’s most vulnerable seniors.
You can make a direct donation here through the Donations Page.