BCRPA, in partnership with the Active Aging Research Team at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility is delivering Choose to Move and ActivAge™.
Since 2016, BCRPA has partnered with 29 recreation departments across BC to support older adults in becoming more active. ActivAge™ and Choose to Move are run by BCRPA registered Fitness Leaders who have their Older Adult specialty.
Find out where the program is being offered.
ActivAge™ is a free 3-month group-led physical activity program for inactive older adults. It introduces participants to physical activity and reinforces their commitment to incorporate it into their daily lives.
The program is progressive with planned physical activities (stretching, activity, and cool-down) based on ActivAge™ training. This fun and social program will help get participants moving in a relaxed environment with likeminded people.
The program has two class options to choose from:
Option 1: focuses on improving activities associated with daily living, strengthening muscles used day-to-day (ie: bending, lifting, stretching, etc);
Option 2: focuses on exercises that will enable each participant to become more involved with other physical activity programs or sports.
Each class incorporates physical activities that engage participants, and features in-class discussions and resources to improve overall health and physical well-being.
Read more about Choose to Move and ActivAge™ in the Recreation & Parks BC magazine article here.
“I left feeling increasingly able to function independently, control stressful episodes, and I sleep better too.
I enjoyed the comradery with others while doing the exercises!"- ActivAge™ Participant
Choose to Move is a 6-month model designed to introduce older adults to the habit of physical activity, help them meet new friends, and make a positive healthy lifestyle change.
Choose to Move is free and flexible, and provides participants with the motivation and support to become more physically active. Participants work with a trained activity coach who will support them as together they develop a physical activity plan tailored specifically to each participant.
When things get challenging, participants will have the support from their coach and a group of other seniors, who, just like them, are making a choice for health – they are choosing to move!
To learn more about Choose to Move visit https://www.choosetomove.info/
“I feel that this program came at exactly at the right time. When you retire, your life changes… I feel great right now. I am feeling really good. Mentally, physically, everything.” - Choose to Move Participant
BCRPA delivers Choose to Move and ActivAge™ across British Columbia in partnership with local recreation departments.
Click on the health authority region, and find the recreation centre nearest to you. Contact the recreation centre to register for Winter 2020!
Penticton Community Centre - 325 Power Street, Penticton, BC V2A 7K9
To register, please contact Penticton Community Centre at (250) 490-2426
SASCU Recreation Centre - 2550 10th Ave NE, BC V1E 2S4
To register contact SASCU Recreation Centre Front Desk at (250) 832-4044
To get more information on ActivAge, contact Donna Flatman at (250) 832-4044 or
Vernon Recreation Centre - 3310 37th Avenue, Vernon BC, V1T 2Y5
To register online visit www.gvrec.ca, or in-person at the Vernon Recreation Centre.
Westbank Lions Community Centre - 2466 Main Street, West Kelowna, BC V4T 1Z1
To register, please contact (778) 797-8800
Dogwood Pavilion - 655 Winslow Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3J 0E7
To register, please contact 604-927-6098
Timms Community Centre - 20399 Douglas Crescent, BC V3A 4B3
To register, contact (604) 514-2941
Century House - 620 8th Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 3S2
To register, contact Century House at (604) 519-1066
North Delta Recreation Centre - 11415 84 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 2L9
To register, please contact (604) 952-3000
Port Moody Recreation Complex & Weight Room - 300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody, BC V3H 2V7
To register, contact (604) 469-4556
Guildford Recreation Centre - 15105 105th Ave, Surrey, BC V3R 7G8
To register, contact 604-502-6064
Newton Seniors Centre - 13775-70 Avenue Surrey, BC V3W 0E1
To register, contact (604) 501-5013
Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre - 123 23rd St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 3E2
To register, contact 604-987-PLAY(7529)
Comox Community Centre - 1855 Noel Avenue, Comox BC, V9M 2H5
To register or for more information, please contact the front desk at (250) 339-2255
Ucluelet Community Centre - 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
To register or for more information, call 250 726-7772
O’Brien Gymnasium - 10512-13th Street, BC V1G 3W5
To register, contact (250) 784-3604
Tumbler Ridge Community Centre
To register, contact (250) 242-4246
Hart Pioneer Centre - 6986 Hart Highway, Prince George, British Columbia V2K 3A8
To register, contact (250) 926-6712
Terrace Sportsplex - 3320 Kalum St, Terrace, BC V8G 2N6
To register, please contact (250) 615-3000
Are you interested in learning more about these programs?
Please contact Noelle Virtue, Project Manager, with any inquiries or questions.
Choose to Move and ActivAge™ are delivered in partnership with the Active Aging Research Team.