PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BASED PROGRAMS
Zoomers began in 2009 and originated in Saint John! We are now in the process of spreading it across New Brunswick
Studies have demonstrated that participation in
physical activity can help to reduce the risk of
injuries related to falls among seniors.
Zoomers on the Go was created to reduce the
number of factors that can increase the risk of
falling for seniors.
UNB conducted research with the Zoomers on the Go program and found that Zoomers participants on-average are healthy and those aged 68+ who participate are less likely to be hospitalized. Significant differences were also found in physical function tests including arm strength, leg strength and endurance.
Quotes from Participants
Whoever came up with this exercise for seniors is a great idea, gets us out twice a week for good exercise, laughs and meeting new friends. And we have a fantastic instructor she puts so much energy in what she does. I hope this continues, its just great, and we are getting more and more people joining.
Many people 50+ are not aware they are at risk to fall. It’s common for people to think, ‘it won’t happen to me’. Join us! And take steps towards reducing your risk of falling.
Click here to find a class location and its schedule near you!