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!
The Ashcroft HUB Society - 711 Hill St. PO Box 599, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0
To register, call (250) 453-9177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, ask for Vicky Trill.
Western Financial Place - 1777 2 St N, Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G9
For registration or inquiries, please call 250-489-0220 ext. 0221
Kaleden Hall - 320 Lakehill Rd, Kaleden, BC V0H 1K0
To register, please contact Janet Black at 250-497-8188
Similkameen Recreation Centre - 311 9 St, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N2
To register, please contact Augusto Romero at 250-490-4380 or 1-877-610-3737
Naramata Elementary School or the OAP
To register, please call Adrienne Fedrigo at 403-488-0285
Nakusp and District Community Complex - 200 8 Ave NW, Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0
To register contact the Village Office at 250-265-3689
OK Falls Community Centre - 1141 Cedar Street, OK Falls, BC V0H 1R0
To register, please contact (250) 497-8188
Penticton Community Centre - 325 Power Street, Penticton, BC V2A 7K9
To register, please contact Penticton Community Centre at (250) 490-2426
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
Edmonds Community Centre - 7433 Edmonds St, Burnaby, BC V3N 1B1
To register, contact Ashif Gulamhusein at Edmonds Community Centre 604-540-7936 or directly at 604-297-4402
Dogwood Pavilion - 655 Winslow Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3J 0E7
To register, please contact 604-927-6098
Community Recreation & Cultural Centre - 6660 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz BC V0M 1A3.
To register, contact (604) 796-8891
Timms Community Centre - 20399 Douglas Crescent, BC V3A 4B3
To register, contact (604) 514-2941
W.C Blair Recreation Centre - 22200 Fraser Highway, Langley BC, V3A 7T2
To register, contact W.C Blair Recreation at (604) 533-6170
Maple Ridge Leisure Centre - 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge BC, V2X 6G2
To register, contact (604) 467-7355
Mission Leisure Centre - 7650 Grand Street, Mission BC V2V 3T3
To register, contact (604) 820-5350
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
Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre - 12027 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 0B9
To register, contact (604) 465-2470
Port Moody Recreation Complex & Weight Room - 300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody, BC V3H 2V7
To register, contact (604) 469-4556
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre - 13458 107a Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 0G4
To register, contact (604) 598-5898
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)
Powell River Recreation Complex - 5001 Joyce Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 5R2
To register, please contact Christine at (604) 485-8903
The 55 Activity Centre - 1201 Village Green Way, Squamish, BC V8B 0N6
To register, please call the 55 Activity Centre (604-848-6898) or Brennan Park Rec Centre (604-898-3604)
Killarney Community Centre - 6260 Killarney Street, BC V5S 2X7
To register, please contact (604) 485-8903
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
O’Brien Gymnasium - 10512-13th Street, BC V1G 3W5
To register, contact (250) 784-3604
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.