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 Fall 2023 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!
In-Person Choose to Move and ActivAge™ are also being offered in select communities. Find your nearest program.
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
“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
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.
“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.
Armstrong Centennial Hall - 3120 Pleasant Valley Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0
ActivAge programming is starting April 3, 2023
Register online at https://anc.ca.apm.activecommunities.com/asprc or call Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation at 250-546-9456
Nakusp and District Community Complex - 200 8th Ave NW, Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0
ActivAge programming starting May 2, 2023
To register contact the Village Office at 250-265-3689
Trail Aquatic Centre - 1875 Columbia Ave, Trail, BC V1R 4T8
ActivAge program starting April 12, 2023
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 email Lisa Manaigre.
Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre - 3737 Old Okanagan Hwy, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2H6
ActivAge programming starting April 5, 2023.
Register for programs online at Johnson Bentley or call Johnson Bentley Memorial Centre 778-797-7665
Timms Community Centre - 20399 Douglas Crescent, BC V3A 4B3
Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting April 15, 2023.
To register, contact (604) 514-2941 or visit City of Langley Recreation Registration online.
Century House - 620 8th Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 3S2
Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting Wednesday, April 5, 2023.
To register, contact (604) 519-1066 or register online at New Westminster Recreation.
Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre - 12027 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 0B9
Choose to Move program starting Thursday, April 27, 2023.
For information about these FREE programs and to confirm your eligiblity please call Jackie at 604-465-2473 or email Jackie Senchyna.
Matsqui Recreation Centre - 3106 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford BC V2T 4B9
Choose to Move programming starting Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Register online at direct2rec.com in the “Fitness and Wellness” tile, under BCRPA tab. or by calling the facility 604-855-0500
Newton Seniors Centre - 13775-70 Avenue Surrey, BC V3W 0E1
Choose to Move and ActivAge program starting Tuesday, April 4, 2023.
Registration for Winter 2023 programming opens on December 4, 2022. To register, contact 604-501-5100 or register online at Surrey Recreation.
Powell River Recreation Complex - 5001 Joyce Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 5R2
ActivAge program starting April 6, 2023
To register, please contact Christine at (604) 485-8903
Killarney Community Centre - 6260 Killarney Street, BC V5S 2X7
Choose to Move program starting April 11, 2023.
ActivAge program starting April 12, 2023.
To register, call 604-718-8211 or register online at Killarney Community Centre.
Kerrisdale Community Centre - 5851 West Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6M 3W9
Choose to Move program starting Apr 14, 2023.
To register, call 604-257 8100 ext. 1 or register online at Kerrisdale Community Centre.
Vancouver Island is not currently offering in-person programs. We apologize for the inconvenience. We invite you to join our online program offered to BC residents.
Are you interested in learning more about these programs?
Please contact Samantha Taylor, Program Support, by email 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.