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.  

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.

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 program starting Spring 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 program starting Spring 2021

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

Keremeos

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

Next program starting mid-February 2021. Please note: This will be an online for those in the Similkameen area.

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

Penticton

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

Next program starting in Spring 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 program starting in April 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 program starting Spring 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.

Fraser Health

Langley

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

Next program starting Spring 2021.

To register, contact (604) 514-2941

Maple Ridge

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

Next program starting March 2021.

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

New Westminster

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

Next programs starting February 2021 and April 2021

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

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Vancouver Island Health

Comox

Comox Community Centre - 1855 Noel Avenue, Comox BC, V9M 2H5

Next program starting Spring 2021.

To register or for more information, please contact the front desk at (250) 339-2255

Northern Health

Dawson Creek

Encana Event Centre- CO-OP Mercer Hall - #1-300, Hwy 2, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 0A4

Next program starting Spring 2021.

To register, contact (250) 784-3604

Quesnel

Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre 

Next program starting Spring 2021.

Register by calling 250-992-8200


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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