In addition to providing services to those in our care, in keeping with our commitment to caring for life, The Centers at St. Camillus offers a variety of programs and services designed to improve the daily lives of those living in our community. From exercise classes for mature adults to the risk of fall-related injury, the focus of these offerings is to help individuals maintain wellness and independence. Community offerings include:
Rock Steady Boxing enables people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back by providing a non-contact boxing-style fitness program that improves their quality of life and sense of efficacy and self-worth. The class is taught by a physical therapist and no boxing experience is required.
The exercise program attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points focusing on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time, agility, coordination and balance. Workouts include: ring work, focus mitts, heavy bags, speed bags, double–ended bags, jump rope, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine to mentally challenge you as you progress through the workout. Rock Steady Boxing classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier and happier life.
For more information about Rock Steady Boxing, visit www.RockSteadyBoxing.org.
Healthy Steps is an exercise program offered to persons living in the community to assist them with building and maintaining strength and balance to reduce their risk of falls. Classes are offered twice a week for 12 week sessions throughout the year.
For more information, please call 315-703-0841.
Falls Risk Assessment
Are you at risk for falling? St. Camillus physical therapists evaluate individuals for falls risk. Falls among older adults pose a serious health risk. From medications and increased frailty to common obstacles in the home, knowing what may put you at risk for falls is the first step toward preventing injury. So, how do you gauge your falls risk? St. Camillus offers a simple evaluation – conducted either in the home or on an outpatient basis – to assess falls risk. We can then put a plan in place to help, if necessary. For an in-home evaluation, call The Home Care Center at St. Camillus at 315-488-2831. For an outpatient evaluation call the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at 315-488-2112.
For more information about Lifelong Wellness/Exercise programs, please call 315-488-2112.