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 September 2021 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

 

 


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 programs starting Fall 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 programs starting Fall 2021

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

Okanagan Falls

OK Falls Community Centre - 1141 Cedar Street, OK Falls, BC V0H 1R0

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting Fall 2021.

To register, please contact (250) 497-8188

Penticton

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

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting Fall 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 programs starting Fall 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.

Fraser Health

Langley

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

Next programs starting Spring 2021.

To register, contact (604) 514-2941

New Westminster

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

Next programs starting Fall 2021

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

Pitt Meadows

Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre12027 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 0B9

Next program starting Fall 2021

To register, contact (604) 465-2470

Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Island Health

Northern Health

Quesnel

Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre 

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs starting Fall 2021.

Register by calling 250-992-8200

Terrace

Terrace Sportsplex3320 Kalum St, Terrace, BC V8G 2N6

ActivAge program starting July 2021

To register, please contact (250) 615-3000


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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