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Sep 03, 2019 Return to Headlines

Older Adults Can Get Active with Free Recreation Programs

by Robbin Whachell |

COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 3, 2019 – Coquitlam is excited to be continuing a partnership with BC Recreation & Parks Association (BCRPA) to bring you two free programs, ActivAge™ and Choose to Move. Aimed to help those 65 years and older become more active, especially if they haven’t been active in recent years, adults can register for one or both of the programs. 

ActivAge™ is a group-led physical activity program to help inactive older adults (65 years +) get moving and stay committed to their health.  It is led by BCRPA registered fitness leaders with the older adult specialty and is held at Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt.).

There are two options to choose from (participants can register in only one):

  • Option 1 focuses on improving activities of daily living, strengthening muscles used day-to-day (e.g. bending, lifting, stretching, etc.)
    Date: Wednesdays, Sept. 18 – Dec. 4
    Time: 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
    Program #651239

  • Option 2 focuses on incorporating fitness, sports and a wider variety of activities. 
    Date: Tuesdays, Sept. 17 – Dec. 3
    Time: 3 – 4 p.m.
    Program #651240

Choose to Move is a 6-month program, based on scientific evidence, to promote greater physical activity among people aged 65 and older, who are not regularly active. Working with a trained Activity Coach, participants develop a physical activity plan customized to their needs, interests, goals, resources, and abilities.  Led by BCRPA registered fitness leader with the older adult specialty and is held at Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave.) and Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt.).

  • Group Workshops – Glen Pine
    Mondays, Sept. 23/Oct. 7/Oct. 21/Nov. 4/Dec. 2/Feb. 24 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Program #651238 
  • Group Meetings  – Dogwood:  
    Thursdays, Oct. 24/Nov. 7/Nov. 19 from 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. and
     Oct 10./Dec. 12 from 2:15 – 4:15 p.m. 
    Program #652606 

Information Sessions: Find out if these programs are right for you or someone you know, at an upcoming information session.

  • Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt.
    Monday, Sept. 9 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 
    Registration #651237

  • Dogwood Pavilion, 1655 Winslow Ave.
    Monday, Sept. 17 from 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
    Registration #652605

Learn more and register for the information session or the programs at Class sizes are limited so register early. 

Media contact:
Debbie Clavelle
Community Recreation Manager


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