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.


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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 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.

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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

 

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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/

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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


Locations

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 the Fall 2018!

Interior Health

Penticton

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

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

Salmon Arm

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 
dflatman@salmonarmrecreation.ca.

Summerland

Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre - 13205 Kelly Avenue, Summerland BC V0H 1Z0

To register: Conntact Summerland Recreation (250) 494-0447

Trail

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 lmanaigre@trail.ca

Vernon

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 activeliving@vernon.ca or (250) 550-3672

West Kelowna

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

To register, contact Jolene Stene at (778) 797-8800

Fraser Health

Burnaby

Bonsor 55+ Centre - 6533 Nelson Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5H 0C2

To register, contact Michelle St Jean at (604) 297-4588 or michelle.stjean@burnaby.ca

 

Coquitlam

Glen Pine Pavillon - 1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam BC V3B 2P7

To register or for more information, contact Carol Morris (604) 927-6945

Kent/Aggasiz

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.

Langley

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

To register, contact Christine Daum at (604) 514-2941 or cdaum@langleycity.ca

Langley Township

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

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 pfrederick@mapleridge.ca

Mission

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.

New Westminster

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

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

Surrey - Guildford

Guildford Recreation Centre - 15105 105th Ave, Surrey, BC V3R 7G8

To register, contact Paul Jarvie at (604) 591-4118

Surrey - Newton

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

To register, contact Magda Dabala at (604) 501-5013 or magda.dabala@surrey.ca

Vancouver Coastal Health

Powell River

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

Vancouver

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

To register, contact Michelle Stebnicki at (604) 718-8208 or michelle.stebnicki@vancouver.ca

Vancouver Island Health

Comox

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

Cumberland Recreation Centre - 2665 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland BC, V0R 1S0

To register or for more information, please contact Genevieve Burdett at (250) 336-2231

Northern Health

Dawson Creek

O’Brien Gymnasium - 10512-13th Street, BC V1G 3W5

To register, contact Community Services at (604) 784-3604

Quesnel

Quesnel Arts & Recreation Centre - 500 N Star Road, Quesnel BC V2J 5P6

To register, contact Jayde Kirkham at (250) 992-8200 or jkirkham@quesnel.ca


 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.

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