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 January 2022 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




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


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

Next programs starting in Spring 2022.

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

Next programs starting in Winter 2022.

To register, please contact (250) 497-8188


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

Next programs starting in Winter 2022.

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


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

Next programs starting in Spring 2022.

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

Next programs starting in Winter 2022.

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

Fraser Health


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

Next programs starting in Winter 2022.

To register, contact (604) 514-2941

Maple Ridge

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

Next programs starting in Winter 2022.

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


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

Next programs starting in Winter 2022.

To register, contact (604) 820-5350

New Westminster

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

Next programs starting in Winter 2022.

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 programs starting Janaury 2022

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

Prgorams starting January 2022.

For information about these FREE programs and to confirm your eligiblity please call Jackie at 604-465-2473 or email jsenchyna@pittmeadows.ca

Port Moody

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

Next programs starting in Winter 2022.

To register, contact (604) 469-4556 or visit portmoody.ca/en/recreation-parks-and-environment/recreation-program-registration.aspx

Surrey - Newton

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

Next programs starting in Winter 2022.

To register, contact (604) 501-5013

Vancouver Coastal Health

Powell River

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

Next programs starting Winter 2022

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


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

Next programs starting in Winter 2022.

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

Vancouver Island Health

Qualicum Beach

Lighthouse Community Hall - 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2E2

Next programs starting in Winter 2022.

To register or for more information, contact Lighthouse Recreation at lccsrecreation@gmail.com or 778-424-9900.

Northern Health

Dawson Creek

Ovintiv Events Centre - #1-300, Hwy 2, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 0A4

Next programs starting January 2022.

To register, contact (250) 784-3604

Tumbler Ridge

Tumbler Ridge Community Centre

Next progams starting Winter 2022

To register, contact (250) 242-4246


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

Next programs starting January 2022.

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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