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.


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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.

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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

 

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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/

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“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


Locations

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!

Interior Health

Ashcroft

The Ashcroft HUB Society - 711 Hill St. PO Box 599, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0

To register, call (250) 453-9177 or email ashcrofthub@gmail.com. For more information, ask for Vicky Trill.

Cranbrook

Western Financial Place - 1777 2 St N, Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G9

For registration or inquiries, please call 250-489-0220 ext. 0221

Kaleden

Kaleden Hall - 320 Lakehill Rd, Kaleden, BC V0H 1K0

To register, please contact Janet Black at 250-497-8188

Keremeos

Similkameen Recreation Centre311 9 St, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N2 

To register, please contact Augusto Romero at 250-490-4380 or 1-877-610-3737

Naramata

Naramata Elementary School or the OAP

To register, please call Adrienne Fedrigo at 403-488-0285

Nakusp

Nakusp and District Community Complex200 8 Ave NW, Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0

To register contact the Village Office at 250-265-3689

Okanagan Falls

OK Falls Community Centre - 1141 Cedar Street, OK Falls, BC V0H 1R0

To register, please contact (250) 497-8188

Penticton

Penticton Community Centre - 325 Power Street, Penticton, BC V2A 7K9

To register, please contact Penticton Community Centre at (250) 490-2426

Vernon

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.

West Kelowna

Westbank Lions Community Centre - 2466 Main Street, West Kelowna, BC V4T 1Z1

To register, please contact (778) 797-8800

Fraser Health

Burnaby

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

Coquitlam

Dogwood Pavilion - 655 Winslow Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3J 0E7

To register, please contact 604-927-6098

Kent/Agassiz

Community Recreation & Cultural Centre - 6660 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz BC V0M 1A3.

To register, contact (604) 796-8891

Langley

Timms Community Centre - 20399 Douglas Crescent, BC V3A 4B3

To register, contact (604) 514-2941

Langley Township

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

Maple Ridge Leisure Centre - 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge BC, V2X 6G2

To register, contact (604) 467-7355

Mission

Mission Leisure Centre - 7650 Grand Street, Mission BC V2V 3T3

To register, contact (604) 820-5350

New Westminster

Century House - 620 8th Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 3S2

To register, contact Century House at (604) 519-1066

North Delta

North Delta Recreation Centre - 11415 84 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 2L9

To register, please contact (604) 952-3000

Pitt Meadows

Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre12027 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 0B9

To register, contact (604) 465-2470

Port Moody

Port Moody Recreation Complex & Weight Room300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody, BC V3H 2V7

To register, contact (604) 469-4556

Surrey - Chuck Bailey

Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre13458 107a Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 0G4 

To register, contact (604) 598-5898

Surrey - Guildford

Guildford Recreation Centre - 15105 105th Ave, Surrey, BC V3R 7G8

To register, contact 604-502-6064

Surrey - Newton

Newton Seniors Centre - 13775-70 Avenue Surrey, BC V3W 0E1

To register, contact (604) 501-5013

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North Vancouver

Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre123 23rd St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 3E2

To register, contact 604-987-PLAY(7529)

Powell River

Powell River Recreation Complex - 5001 Joyce Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 5R2

To register, please contact Christine at (604) 485-8903

Squamish

The 55 Activity Centre1201 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)

Vancouver

Killarney Community Centre - 6260 Killarney Street, BC V5S 2X7

To register, please contact (604) 485-8903

Vancouver Island Health

Comox

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

Northern Health

Dawson Creek

O’Brien Gymnasium - 10512-13th Street, BC V1G 3W5

To register, contact (250) 784-3604

Prince George

Hart Pioneer Centre6986 Hart Highway, Prince George, British Columbia V2K 3A8

To register, contact (250) 926-6712

Terrace

Terrace Sportsplex3320 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.

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