EXERCISE-BASED FALL PREVENTION PROGRAMS
Grouille ou Rouille
Grouille ou Rouille is a physical activity program that has been in existence for over 40 years. It is a program that is led by the Université du Troisième-Âge du Sud-Est (UTASE) du Nouveau Brunswick.
This program, which is tailored exclusively for older adults, has over four hundred active individuals and is offered in various locations across the south-east region of New Brunswick.
Aging is inevitable,
but not its effects
The program offers two sessions yearly, one in the fall and one in the winter. Each session varies in length, with the minimum being 12 weeks. Participant registration fees are low, and cover the costs associated with offering the programming.
The overall goal of the program is to offer a safe, supervised physical activity programming that targets the five determinants of physical fitness, being cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance, muscular force, flexibility and body composition.
A programmed and progressive approach to developing these determinants offers the possibility for regular participants to improve their quality of life and reduce conditions associated with physical inactivity, including chronic cardiovascular conditions and the risk of falls.