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 2022 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




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

Okanagan Falls

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

Next programs starting September 2022.

To register, please contact (250) 497-8188


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

Next programs starting September 2022.

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

Fraser Health


Community Recreation & Cultural Centre - 6660 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz BC V0M 1A3.

Next programs starting September 2022.

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

Next programs starting September 2022.

To register, contact (604) 514-2941

Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam Community Centre - 2150 Wilson Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6J5

ActivAge program starting September 2022.

To register, contact 604-927-PLAY (7529) or register online at Portcoquitlam.ca/register.

Port Moody

Port Moody Recreation Complex & Weight Room300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody, BC V3H 2V7

ActivAge program starting September 2022

To register, contact (604) 469-4556 or register online at Port Moody Recreation.

Surrey - Newton

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

Next programs starting September 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 program starting September 2022

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


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

Next programs starting September 2022.

To register, call 604-718-8211 or register online at Killarney Community Centre.

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

Next programs starting September 2022.

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

Vancouver Island Health

Northern Health


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

Next programs starting September 2022.

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 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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