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.

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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

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs are starting in September 2021

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

Okanagan Falls

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

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs are starting in September 2021

To register, please contact (250) 497-8188

Penticton

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

Next programs starting in 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

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting in Fall 2021

To register contact SASCU Recreation Centre Front Desk at (250) 832-4044 or visit https://www.salmonarmrecreation.ca

For more information, contact Donna Flatman at (250) 832-4044 or 
dflatman@salmonarmrecreation.ca

Trail

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

Choose to Move program starting November 2021. ActivAge program starting December 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

Choose to Move program starting in October 2021

Register online or in-person at the Vernon Recreation Centre (3310 37th avenue) https://www.vernon.ca/parks-recreation/programs-select-activity.

West Kelowna

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

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting in October 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.

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting in Fall 2021.

For more information or to register, contact the Reception Desk at the CRCC or call 604-796-8891

Langley

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

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting in September 2021

To register, contact (604) 514-2941

Maple Ridge

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

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting in October 2021

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

Mission

Boswyk Senior's Centre - 33100 10 Ave, Mission, BC V2V 2K4

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting in September 2021

To register, contact (604) 820-5350

New Westminster

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

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting in September 2021

To register, contact (604) 519-1066 or visit newwestcity.ca/rec

Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam Community Centre - 2150 Wilson Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6J5

ActivAge program starting October 1, 2021

To register, contact 604-927-PLAY (7529) or register online at Portcoquitlam.ca/register. Fall 2021 barcode/program number 58973.

Pitt Meadows

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

Choose to Move and program starting in September 2021. ActivAge program starting in October 2021.

To register, contact (604) 465-2470

Port Moody

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

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting in September 2021

To register, contact (604) 469-4556

Surrey - Newton

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

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting in Fall 2021

To register, contact (604) 501-5013

Vancouver Coastal Health

Powell River

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

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting in September 2021

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

Vancouver

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

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs start in September 2021.

To register, call 604-257-6976 ext 1 or visit https://kitscc.com/registration/ 

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

ActivAge program will be starting in September 2021.

To register, call 604-718-8211 or visit https://killarneycentre.ca/registeration/how-to-register/ 

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Northern Health

Quesnel

Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre - 500 N Star Rd, Quesnel, BC V2J 5P6

Next programs starting Fall 2021.

To register, contact 250-992-8200 or visit https://www.quesnel.ca/arts-recreation/programs-activities/register


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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