Active Aging

Registration for Winter 2017 programs starts Thursday December 1! Whether you are looking for social opportunities, fitness classes, dance programs, photography or sports... there is something for all ages, abilities and interests. Register in person: Timms Community Centre- 20399 Douglas Crescent or Douglas Recreation Centre- 20550 Douglas Crescent Register by Phone: 604-514-2940 or 604-514-2865  or Register Online

Registered Fitness Programs

The City of Langley Recreation, Culture & Community Services Department is pleased to offer a wide range of registered programs for the Active Aging population.  All fitness programs are led by BCRPA certified fitness instructors with specialization in 3rd Age and Osteofit.  These programs are not offered as drop-in programs, registration is required!  For a full list of programs visit our online registration.

Get Up & Go

This program was created in collaboration with Fraser Health Falls Prevention Initiative, Fraser Health Specialized Geriatric Clinics and Osteofit BC.  Designed to improve strength, balance, coordination and functional ability through gentle exercises all done in a chair.  Get Up & Go is suitable for those with mobility impairments and or physical limitations.  Pre-registration is required.

Get Up & Go Level 1- beginners

Mondays & Wednesdays  11:10am-12:10pm    Timms Community Centre - MPR 3

#8118   January 9 - February 8      10 sessions/$70 +gst    REGISTER ON-LINE

#8119   February 20 - March 29    12 sessions/ $84 +gst   REGISTER ON-LINE

#8189   April 10 - May 3     8 sessions/ $49 +gst       REGISTER ON-LINE

 

Get Up & Go Level 2 - Intermediate level *must have instructor permission to register.

Mondays & Wednesdays   10:00am - 11:00am    Timms  Community Centre - MPR 3

#8114   January 9 - February 8      10 sessions/$70 +gst

#8115   February 20 - March 29    12 sessions/ $84 +gst

#8190   April 10 - May 3     8 sessions/ $49 +gst

 

 

Get Up & Go Level 3 - Introduction to Osteofit  *must have instructor permission to register.

Mondays & Wednesdays   12:15pm - 1:15pm   Timms  Community Centre - MPR 3

#8120   January 9 - February 8      10 sessions/$70 +gst

#8123   February 20 - March 29    12 sessions/ $84 +gst

#8192   April 10 - May 3     8 sessions/ $49 +gst

 

 

 

 

TIME- TOGETHER IN MOVEMENT AND EXERCISE

This Community-based exercise program was developed to increase access to exercise and physical activity for people with physical disability.  TIME specifically targets those who have difficulty walking due to balance and mobility challenges brought on by Stroke, MS or other chronic illness.  Participants must be able to wak a minimum of 10 meters with or without a walking aid.  Each hour long class involves a seated warm-up followed by task-related exercises to improve function and mobility for daily living.  With a 4:1 participant/instructor ratio, each individual particpant will be supported to work at their own level of diffuculty to match their ability.

Mondays & Wednesdays    2:00pm - 3:00pm    Timms Community Centre- MPR 3

#8166    January 16 - March 8      15 sessions/$165 +gst    REGISTER ON-LINE

#8204  March 13 - April 26    13 sessions/$143 +gst     REGISTER ON-LINE

OSTEOFIT FOR LIFE

Developed by BC Women's Hospital Falls this advanced fall prevention program is ideal for individuals with low bone density or at risk for falls and fractures.  Specific exercises in combination with medication and proper nutrition is a proven effective treatment option for people with Osteoporosis.  Please note that this program is not restricted to those who have been diagnosed with Osteoporosid, exercises are safe and beneficial for all.  Osteofit For Life is designed for those who have completed Osteofit Level 1 or a similar group fitness or weight training program.  This class involves mat work and cardio training- participants must be comfortable getting to and from the floor and able to walk without assistance.

Tuesdays & Thursdays    10:15am- 11:15am    Timms Community Centre - MPR 3

#8101     January 10 - February 9     10 sessions/ $70 +gst    REGISTER ON-LINE

#8102     February 21 - March 30      12 sessions/ $84 +gst   REGISTER ON-LINE

#8198     April 4 - April 27       8/ $56 +gst     REGISTER ON-LINE

Zumba

Zumba Gold

This easy to follow dance fitness program allows you to move at your own pace and abilities.  A slower tempo and more basic moves than regular Zumba Fitness classes allows for an invigorating, community orientated fitness class that anyone can do!  Zumba Gold classes provide modified, low impact moves for active older adults without diminishing the fun party-like atmosphere.  Give Zumba Gold a try!   Drop-ins welcome if space permits  $10/visit.

Thursdays   1:00pm- 2:00pm     Location:  Timms Community Centre - Fitness Room

#8385    January 12 - February 23     7 sessions/$49 +gst      REGISTER ON-LINE

#8386     March 9 - April 27       8 sessions/$56 +gst    REGISTER ON-LINE

 

Zumba Adapted

Designed for beginners, the active older adult and those with cognitive and/or physical challenges.  This low impact dance fitness class is friendly and fun.  Participants will learn easy steps to move with the music using their own abilities.  Drop-ins welcome if space permits $3/visit.

Wednesdays  1:15pm - 2:15pm   Timms Community Centre - Fitness Room

#8135     January 11 - March 1    8 sessions/$20 +gst     REGISTER ON-LINE

#8136     March 8 - April 26     8 sessions/$20 +gst     REGISTER ON-LINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINDS IN MOTION

This program is a partnership between the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia and the City of Langley.  Minds in Motion is a fitness and social/activity program for people with early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia to enjoy with a friend or family member. At Minds in Motion you will:

-stay active

-meet and socialize with others living with dementia

-get involved in activities such as board or word games, bingo, ping pong or other games

-have access to information about dementia and services as needed

 This 2 hour program will include:

- 45 minute low impact fitness class

- 1 hour social/ activity time with light refreshments

 

Mondays   9:45-11:30am     Timms Community Centre - MPR 1

#8137    January 9 - March 6      8 sessions/$35 +gst      REGISTER ON-LINE

#8138   March 13 - May 8          8 sessions/ $35 +gst   REGISTER ON-LINE

 

CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER: REST, RESTORE, RENEW

Are you or have you recently been a caregiver?  These sessions are designed to support YOU.  Caregiving can be challenging emotionally, mentally and sometimes physically.  Give yourself the gift of time meant just for you.  Through breath work, guided visualizations, mindful rest and other relaxation techniques, you will walk away from each class feeling nurtured and restored.  This is a welness class designed for all levels of health and well-being

Mondays  3:30pm - 4:30pm    Timms Community Centre- MPR 3

#8398     January 9 - February 27     7/$49 +gst     REGISTER ON-LINE

#8399     March 6 - April 24       7/ $49 +gst    REGISTER ON-LINE

YOGA

GENTLE YOGA

Gentle Yoga follows the Hatha Yoga principles focusing on a healthy mind-body connection but goes through the various body positions at a slower pace with gentle movements and mindfulness.  This class emphasizes safety and is open to all levels- especially beginners.  Classes will consist of breathing techniques, strengthening standing poses, floor work, stretching and relaxation.  Drop-ins welcome if space permits $10/visit.

Mondays   4:45pm-5:45pm    Timms Community Centre -Fitness Room

#8091   January 9 - February 27    7 sessions/ $49 +gst     REGISTER ON-LINE

#8092    March 6 - April 24    7 sessions /$49 +gst     REGISTER ON-LINE

 

Tuesdays  9:00am- 10:00am    Timms Community Centre - Fitness Room

#8099    January 10 - February 28   8 sessions/ $56 +gst    REGISTER ON-LINE

#8100   March 7 - April 25    8 sessions/ $56 +gst     REGISTER ON-LINE

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA

Restorative Yoga is a healing and recuperative experience that uses props to support the body while holding restorative non-standing poses to achieve a deep level of relaxation.  Restorative Yoga allows participants to disconnect from the frantic activity of daily life and helps prepare the mind and body for meditation and deep awareness.  The slower pace and deep breathing in Restorative Yoga helps calm the nervous system and increase body awareness while slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching for extended periods of time.  To keep the body warm, participants are encouraged to wear layers and bring a light blanket if desired for the relaxation portion.  No previous Yoga experience needed- beginners welcome!

Tuesdays  5:30pm - 6:30pm    Timms Community Centre- MPR 3 

#8416      January 10 - February 28     8 sessions/ $56 +gst      REGISTER ON-LINE

#8417      March 7 - April 25            8 sessions/ $56 +gst    REGISTER ON-LINE

 

YIN YOGA

Yin Yoga involves variations of seated, prone and supine poses targeting the connective tissue around the joints (mainly knees, pelvis and spine) that normally are not exercised in other Yoga practices.  Suitable for most levels- including beginners, Yin Yoga is a more passive form of yoga practice and as the body settles into each pose, can become meditative and relaxing.  As one ages, flexibility in the joints decreases and Yin Yoga is a way to maintain and/or improve that flexibility, calm the mind and lower stress levels. Participants are encouraged to bring a light blanket as Yin Yoga is a more cooling practice.

Thursdays   9:00am - 10:00am    Timms Community Centre -MPR 3

#8281     January 12 - February 23    7 sessions/ $49 +gst     REGISTER ON-LINE

#8282    March 9 - April 27    8 sessions/ $56 +gst    REGISTER ON-LINE

ART PROGRAMS

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING FOR OLDER ADULTS

Explore the art of Watercolour painting with artist Carol Wolfe-Olsen.  Carol will teach participants the basic techniques, instruments and applications for working with watercolours.  Participants are responsible form bringing their own supplies, please pick up a list at Timms Community Centre upon registering.

This program is for all levels of experience- beginners welcome as the small class size will allow for lots of individual attention.

#8391    Thursdays    1:30pm - 3:30pm     February 2 - March 23      8 sessions/ $140 +gst

REGISTER ON-LINE

 

 

 

 

 

Social Programs

The City of Langley Recreation, Culture & Community Services Department hosts a variety of social programs for Seniors looking to learn something new, meet new people or just get out of the house!

Social Bridge Club

The Timms Social Bridge Club wants you!  Join this fun-loving group for an afternoon of slightly competitive bridge!  Snacks, how beverages and great conversation is all part of the fun.  This club is for those with knowledge and understanding of how to play Bridge... previous experience is required.  Free with valid Games and Track Annual Pass ($10/year).  Please phone for information - 604-514-2940

Social Bridge Meeting Dates & Times:

Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays     1:00pm-4:00pm    Timms Community Centre

Drop-ins welcome!

Walking Club

Join this recreational walking group for a social walk around our City.  This group walks rain or shine so dress for the weather!  No pre-registration necessary- just show up with your walking gear and a positive attitude.  Pets are welcome but some of the trails may not be suitable for strollers and scooters.  Phone:  604-514-2940

Meeting Dates & Times

Meet at Langley City Hall Lobby (20399 Douglas Crescent)

September - May:  9:00am-10:00am   June-August:  8:30am-9:30am

Food & Friends Social Luncheons (50+yrs)

Enjoy great food and great conversation at the Food & Friends Social.  Sponsored by the City of Langley and Langley Meals on Wheels, you will enjoy a delicious, nutritious lunch for only $5!  Guest speakers from the community will be invited to share information on a variety of topics and services in our community.  Reserve your spot... 604-514-2940 or register on-line.

Locations, Dates & Times:

Flourishing Chinese Seafood Restaurant:  2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month   11:30am-1pm

January 11   REGISTER ON-LINE

January  25  REGISTER ON-LINE

February 8   REGISTER ON-LINE

February 22  REGISTER ON-LINE

March 8         REGISTER ON-LINE

April 12          REGISTER ON-LINE

April 26          REGISTER ON-LINE

 

Douglas Recreation Centre:  2nd & 4th Monday of each month  11:30am-1:00pm

January 9       REGISTER ON-LINE

January 23     REGISTER ON-LINE

February 27   REGISTER ON-LINE

March 27        REGISTER ON-LINE

April 10           REGISTER ON-LINE

April 24           REGISTER ON-LINE

 

Partnership Programs

The City of Langley is pleased to be a partner with a variety of agencies and organizations who offer quality programs and activities for Seniors in our community.  These services are free and/or low-cost for Seniors who require assistance, information or just want to get involved in something that matters.

Better at Home

Better at Home is a new program designed to help seniors in need of assistance remain independent at home.

Click Here for Better at Home FAQ Sheet

Click Here for Better at Home Information Flyer

Langley Seniors Community Action Table

The Langley Seniors Community Action Table (LSCAT) is a group of community members, service organizations and agencies who have come together to facilitate seniors' mobilization, leadership and involvement in our community.
 
The LSCAT also seeks to support citizens and service organizations to collaboratively recognize and respond to local issues and opportunities, share information and resources, build partnerships and create a common place from which to act as a collective voice for seniors in Greater Langley. We are actively seeking new members.... if you are senior looking for a way to become involved in your community and take some action in resolving some of the issues Seniors in our community are facing, please check us out!

Everyone Welcome!  Please contact Lynda Brummitt for more information:  llyscat@gmail.com
 
@ Langley Seniors Resource Centre
 
Click Here for 2014-2015 Workplan

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