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.
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.
“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
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/
“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
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 2019!
Penticton Community Centre - 325 Power Street, Penticton, BC V2A 7K9
To register, please contact Penticton Community Centre at (250) 490-2426
SASCU Recreation Centre - 2550 10th Ave NE, BC V1E 2S4
To register contact SASCU Recreation Centre Front Desk at (250) 832-4044
To get more information on ActivAge, contact Donna Flatman at (250) 832-4044 or
Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre - 13205 Kelly Avenue, Summerland BC V0H 1Z0
To register: Conntact Summerland Recreation (250) 494-0447
Trail Aquatic Centre -1875 Columbia Ave, Trail, BC V1R 4T8
To register: Contact Trail Parks and Recreation at 250-364-0858, or the Trail Aquatic Centre at 250-364-0888
To get more information on the program: Contact Lisa at 250-364-0844 or email@example.com
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.
For more information, contact Deb Treherne at firstname.lastname@example.org or (250) 550-3672
Westbank Lions Community Centre - 2466 Main Street, West Kelowna, BC V4T 1Z1
To register, contact Jolene Stene at (778) 797-8800
Bonsor 55+ Centre - 6533 Nelson Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5H 0C2
To register, contact Michelle St Jean at (604) 297-4588 or email@example.com
Glen Pine Pavillon - 1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam BC V3B 2P7
To register or for more information, contact Carol Morris (604) 927-6945
Community Recreation & Cultural Centre - 6660 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz BC V0M 1A3.
For more information or to register, contact the Reception Desk at the CRCC or call 604-796-8891.
Timms Community Centre - 20399 Douglas Crescent, BC V3A 4B3
To register, contact Christine Daum at (604) 514-2941 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Leisure Centre - 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge BC, V2X 6G2
For more information or to register, contact Petra Frederick at (604) 467-7355 or email email@example.com
Mission Leisure Centre - 7650 Grand Street, Mission BC V2V 3T3
For more information or to register, contact the Mission Leisure Centre Reception at 604-820-5350.
Century House - 620 8th Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 3S2
To register, contact Century House at (604) 519-1066
Guildford Recreation Centre - 15105 105th Ave, Surrey, BC V3R 7G8
To register, contact Paul Jarvie at (604) 591-4118
Newton Seniors Centre - 13775-70 Avenue Surrey, BC V3W 0E1
To register, contact Magda Dabala at (604) 501-5013 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Recreation Complex - 5001 Joyce Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 5R2
To register, contact Recreation Complex at (604) 485-2891
For more information, please contact Christine at (604) 485-8903
Killarney Community Centre - 6260 Killarney Street, BC V5S 2X7
To register, contact Michelle Stebnicki at (604) 718-8208 or email@example.com
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
Cumberland Recreation Centre - 2665 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland BC, V0R 1S0
To register or for more information, please contact Genevieve Burdett at (250) 336-2231
O’Brien Gymnasium - 10512-13th Street, BC V1G 3W5
To register, contact Community Services at (604) 784-3604
Quesnel Arts & Recreation Centre - 500 N Star Road, Quesnel BC V2J 5P6
To register, contact Jayde Kirkham at (250) 992-8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in learning more about these programs?
Please contact Kaitlin Atkinson, BCRPA Provincial Coordinator, Older Adult Programs, with any inquiries or questions.
Choose to Move and ActivAge™ are delivered in partnership with the Active Aging Research Team.