Do you know the PIED program?
PIED program means “integrated dynamic balance program”. It is offered in all regions of Quebec. It is a 12-week program (twice a week) and is offered free of charge to independent seniors living at home who are concerned about their balance or having experienced a fall. This program was developed based on recent knowledge of physical activity and fall prevention and has been scientifically shown to improve balance.
It aims to improve balance, leg strength and bone density at sites most prone to fractures. It improves the ability to get up off the ground, thanks to physical exercises that are easy to recreate at home. Discussion capsules also cover topics such as safe behavior and home improvement.
For more information: Get in touch with the Health and Social Services Center in your area.(CLSC)