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Staying Active, Staying Well

To maintain independence and good health, we offer a variety of programs aimed at the health and wellness of our residents. Led by our Fitness and Wellness Coordinator, we have balance-improvement, mobility, and other classes to help you maintain an active, enjoyable lifestyle.

The Gardens of Peterborough is proud to have a Fitness and Wellness Coordinator on our Care team. As part of our commitment to care for the "whole" individual, the Fitness and Wellness Coordinator ensures that each resident has opportunities to develop and maximize their physical abilities. Our program includes regular exercise, balance-improvement, and mobility classes to help you maintain an independent lifestyle. Our holistic approach to "Wellness" encourages opportunities such as Yoga, Tai Chi, Relaxation and other alternative forms of health enhancing therapies.

Our certified staff can provide an individual assessment of your current status and assist you and your family in developing a program just for you. Work with us to help improve your fitness levels and give you the strength and energy you need to stay healthy and active.

Our therapeutic aquafit pool, located at Canterbury Gardens, provides a safe exercise experience. The warm salt-water soothes your skin and the buoyancy of the water provides the perfect environment for safe exercise.

Our Fitness and Wellness Coordinator leads regular exercise programs and will tailor a specific program to meet your individual needs. Regardless of your age, fitness level, or whether you are looking for rehabilitation or just to get some safe and effective exercise, the aquafit pool and fitness programs at Canterbury Gardens are for you!

Fitness for the Young at Heart

Exclusive to Royal Gardens and Canterbury Gardens, we are proud to offer state-of-the-art Fitness Centres, complete with Keiser exercise equipment, to help you meet your personal fitness goals. Keiser equipment is designed especially for seniors. It is powered by pressurized air rather than weights to ensure safety. Our fitness centres with their variety of equipment, are available to all of our Gardens residents. We are also pleased to extend the opportunity to use our Fitness Centres to the family members of our residents. Visit a loved one and enhance your own well being—all in one stop! We are confident that you and your family will find the lifestyle at The Gardens of Peterborough is your gateway to a healthier experience in aging. Let us show you how!

Community Connections

Instruction and information sessions on such topics as Healthy Aging and post surgical and illness recovery programs are all a part of our "Wellness" programming. The Gardens of Peterborough is proud of its community links with various social agencies in health-related fields. These organizations are an important part of the local community and they form a regular part of The Gardens experience, providing ongoing programming and special interest sessions. Those include:

  • Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Osteoporosis Canada
  • Arthritis Society
  • Canadian Cancer Society

Fitness Programs

  • Yoga
  • Better Balance
  • Aqua Fit
  • Pilates
  • Dance Lessons
  • Laughter Yoga
  • Mentastics
  • Nordic Pole Walking

Salt Water Benefits

  • Softer on hair, skin & eyes
  • Less chemicals
  • Bouyancy
  • Relieves muscle aches

Achieva Physiotherapy

The Gardens of Peterborough are pleased to offer on-site Physiotherapy Services provided by Achieva Health, a recognized provider of rehabilitation services for older adults province-wide.

Some benefits of physiotherapy include:

  • Pain management
  • Increased strength and flexibility
  • Improved mobility
  • Enhanced recovery after injuries or surgery
  • Falls prevention