Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

The ParkSide Centre works with several community partners to establish a wide range of fitness and education programs geared to the prevention of falls, such as Stand Up and Stand Up for Health, ADP Assessments and the Sudbury Rising Stars.

Assistive Devices Program                          FREE ASSESSMENT!

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care runs the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) to help people who have long-term physical disabilities get needed equipment and supplies. In some cases, ADP pays 75 per cent of the cost of items like wheeled walkers or rollators.

Usually, your doctor will refer you to an "authorizer". This is a health care professional registered with ADP. The authorizer will assess whether you meet ADP funding criteria, measure you for a wheeled walker and fill in the appropriate form.

The Parkside Centre, in partnership with the Stay On Your Feet Sudbury & Manitoulin Falls Prevention Coalition, has been able to secure the services of a Physiotherapist who is trained and registered to deliver this type of service.  These assessments at the Parkside Centre are free of charge.

Initial appointments will be completed by telephone and second appointments will then be set for clients to meet at a supplier’s location.

Contact the front desk to make your appointment.

Rising Stars Get Together - On Zoom! 

The Sudbury Rising Stars are a group of enthusiastic and talented older adults who perform whimsical vignettes around the community focused on healthy lifestyle topics, injury prevention and safety. It’s been awhile since the group has been able to get together, but they will now reconnect on Zoom! If you are interested in learning more about the Rising Stars group, or would like to have them present in the future at an event, please contact Pat Park (705)524-0424.

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April 26, 2021
May 17, 2021
June 21, 2021
3:00 pm