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 January 2023 programming.

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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 2022. 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

Armstrong

Armstrong Centennial Hall - 3120 Pleasant Valley Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0

ActivAge programming is anticipated for Winter 2023. Dates have not yet been set.

Register online at https://anc.ca.apm.activecommunities.com/asprc or call Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation at 250-546-9456

Penticton

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

ActivAge programming is anticipated for Winter 2023. Dates have not yet been set.

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

Salmon Arm

SASCU Recreation Centre - 2550 10th Ave NE, BC V1E 2S4

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs are anticipated for Winter 2023. Dates have not yet been set.

To register contact SASCU Recreation Centre Front Desk at (250) 832-4044 or visit https://www.salmonarmrecreation.ca

 

Trail

Trail Aquatic Centre - 1875 Columbia Ave, Trail, BC V1R 4T8

ActivAge program starting Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

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.

 

Vernon

Vernon Recreation Centre - 3310 37th Avenue, Vernon BC, V1T 2Y5

Choose to Move program starting Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

Register online or in-person at the Vernon Recreation Centre https://www.vernon.ca/parks-recreation/programs-select-activity.

West Kelowna

Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre - 3737 Old Okanagan Hwy, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2H6

ActivAge program starting Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

Register for programs online at Johnson Bentley or call Johnson Bentley Memorial Centre 778-797-7665

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Langley

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

Choose to Move program starting Saturday, January 7, 2023.

ActivAge programs starting Saturday, January 21, 2023.

To register, contact (604) 514-2941 or visit City of Langley Recreation Registration online.

Maple Ridge

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

ActivAge program starting Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

To register, contact (604)-467-7422 or email Maple Ridge Recreation.  

 

Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre - 12150 224th St., Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3N8

Choose to Move program starting Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

To register, contact (604)-467-7422 or email Maple Ridge Recreation.  

Mission

Mission Leisure Centre - 7650 Grand St, Mission, BC, V2V 3T3

ActivAge program starting Monday, January 9, 2023.

To register, contact (604) 820-5350

New Westminster

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

Choose to Move program starting Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

ActivAge programs starting Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

To register, contact (604) 519-1066 or register online at New Westminster Recreation.

Surrey - Newton

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

Choose to Move program starting Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

ActivAge programs starting Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

Registration for Winter 2023 programming opens on December 4, 2022. To register, contact 604-501-5100 or register online at Surrey Recreation

Vancouver Coastal Health

Powell River

Powell River Recreation Complex - 5001 Joyce Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 5R2

ActivAge programming is anticipated for Winter 2023. Dates have not yet been set.

To register, please contact Christine at (604) 485-8903

Vancouver

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

Choose to Move program starting Wednesday, January 11, 2023

ActivAge program starting Wednesday, January 11, 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 and ActivAge programs are anticipated for Winter 2023. Dates have not yet been set.

To register, call 604-257 8100 ext. 1 or register online at Kerrisdale Community Centre.

Sunset Community Centre - 6810 Main St. Vancouver, BC V5X 0A1

Choose to Move and ActivAge programs are anticipated for Winter 2023. Dates have not yet been set.

To register, call 604-718-6505 extension 1 or register online at Sunset Community Centre.

Vancouver Island Health

Vancouver Island is not currently offering in-person programs

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. 

Northern Health

Tumbler Ridge

Tumbler Ridge Community Centre - 340 Front St, Tumbler Ridge, BC V0C 2W0

ActivAge program starting in September 2022.

To register, contact (250) 242-4246

Quesnel

Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre - 500 N Star Rd, Quesnel, BC V2J 5P6

Choose to Move program starting Thursday, January 5, 2023.

ActivAge program starting Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

To register, contact 250-992-8200 or visit https://www.quesnel.ca/arts-recreation/programs-activities/register


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.

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