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 33 recreation departments across BC to support older adults in becoming more active. Choose to Move and ActivAge™ are free programs run by BCRPA registered Fitness Leaders who have their Older Adult specialty. 

Join Online or By Phone

Choose to Move is now available online or over the phone everywhere in British Columbia.  Our next intake is for September 2021 programming.

Now you can join us from the comfort of your home as long as you have either a telephone connection or a device connected to the internet! Join today, it’s free! 

Join In-Person

In-Person Choose to Move and ActivAge™ are also being offered in select communities in 2021. Find your nearest program.


 

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Choose to Move is a 3-month program 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!

Register now for Choose to Move from your home!  Or see where programs are being offered in person. The next program intake is for September.

To learn more about Choose to Move visit choosetomove.ca

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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

 

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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 focuses on improving activities associated with daily living, strengthening muscles used day-to-day (ie: bending, lifting, stretching, etc);

Each class incorporates physical activities that engage participants, and features in-class discussions and resources to improve overall health and physical well-being. 

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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

 

 


Locations

BCRPA delivers Choose to Move and ActivAge™ across British Columbia in partnership with local recreation departments. Note, all in-person classes must follow COVID-19 safety protocol as specified by the Provincial Health Officer.

For in-person programming, click on the health authority region, and find the recreation centre nearest to you. Contact the recreation centre directly to register.

As an alternative to in-person programming, BCRPA delivers Choose to Move online. Sign-up for the online program here.

Interior Health

Ashcroft

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

Next programs starting Fall 2021

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

Next programs starting Fall 2021

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

Okanagan Falls

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

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting Fall 2021.

To register, please contact (250) 497-8188

Penticton

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

Next programs starting Fall 2021.

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

Salmon Arm

SASCU Recreation Centre - 2550 10th Ave NE, BC V1E 2S4

Next programs starting Fall 2021

To register contact SASCU Recreation Centre Front Desk at (250) 832-4044

To get more information on ActivAge or contact Donna Flatman at (250) 832-4044 or 
dflatman@salmonarmrecreation.ca.

Trail

Trail Aquatic Centre -1875 Columbia Ave, Trail, BC V1R 4T8

Next programs starting Nov 2021

To register: Contact Trail parks and Recreation at 250-364-0858 or the Trail Aquatic Centre at 250-364-0888.

For more information on the program, contact Lisa at 250-364-0844 or lmanaigre@trail.ca.

Vernon

Vernon Recreation Centre - 3310 37th Avenue, Vernon BC, V1T 2Y5

Next programs starting Fall 2021.

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

Next programs starting Fall 2021.

To register, please contact (778) 797-8800 or recreation@westkelownacity.ca

Fraser Health

Kent/Agassiz

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

Next programs starting July 2021.

To register, contact (604) 796-8891

Langley

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

Next programs starting Fall 2021.

To register, contact (604) 514-2941

Maple Ridge

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

Next programs starting Fall 2021.

To register, contact (604)-467-7422 or registration@mapleridge.ca

Mission

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

To register, contact (604) 820-5350

Next programs starting Fall 2021

Pitt Meadows

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

Next program starting Fall 2021

To register, contact (604) 465-2470

Port Moody

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

Next programs starting Fall 2021.

To register, contact (604) 469-4556

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Powell River

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

Next programs starting Fall 2021.

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

Vancouver

Kitsilano Community Centre - 2690 Larch Street, BC V6K 4K9

ActivAge starts Sep 13, 2021

Choose to Move starts Sep 22, 2021

Online or in-person registration opens at 9 am, Saturday August 21st. Please visit https://kitscc.com/registration/ to register online.

Phone registration opens at 12 pm, Saturday August 21st. Please contact 604-257-6976 ext 1 to register by phone.

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

ActivAge will be starting in Fall 2021. Please visit https://killarneycentre.ca/registeration/how-to-register/ to learn how to register online or call 604-718-8211. 

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Northern Health

Prince George

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

To register, contact (250) 926-6712

Next programs starting Fall 2021

Quesnel

Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre 

Next programs starting Fall 2021.

Register by calling 250-992-8200

Terrace

Terrace Sportsplex3320 Kalum St, Terrace, BC V8G 2N6

Next programs starting Fall 2021.

To register, please contact (250) 615-3000


Are you interested in learning more about these programs?

Please email Samantha Taylor, Program Support, at staylor@bcrpa.bc.ca or call 604-629-0965 ext 237 with any inquiries or questions. 

Choose to Move and ActivAge™ are delivered in partnership with the Active Aging Research Team.

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