Active Aging

The BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) recognizes the importance of the senior and aging adult population.   BC has one of the most rapidly aging populations in Canada. By 2031, 24% of British Columbia's population will be over the age of 65. It's important, therefore, that seniors be included and engaged in physical activity in every community across BC.

Planning for Healthy Aging: A Literature Review

Prepared by the Ministry of Health for the Seniors’ Healthy Living Secretariat, this report provides a literature review on planning for healthy aging and a sample of existing tools and resources to help older adults plan.

It also contains useful statistics pertaining to physical activity, transportation and volunteerism and the aging population as well as a variety of useful tools such as walking resources; brain health; the WHO Age-Friendly Cities checklist; engaging seniors in volunteerism and the benefits of social networking (on-line communities).

Download the report.

Move for Life DVD

The Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport in partnership with BCRPA are pleased to announce the launch of the Move for Life DVD: Easy to Do, Stay Health Activities for Older Adults. Developed in consultation with older adults and exercise specialists, the DVD is being offered free of charge to older adults living in BC.

To learn more about the DVD, click here.

ACI Consultation Report & Literature Review

The BCRPA, through the Active Communities Initiative (ACI), has created a consultation report and literature review to support communities in engaging aging adults. These reports informed Active Communities and the development of a BC Ministry of Health province-wide Active Aging Strategy.

BCRPA's Fitness Program also connects communities with programs available for aging adults.

You can also check out the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity's (CAAWS) interactive website with resources and information-sharing for stakeholders and women aged 55-70.


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