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Active Aging

Winter 2020 Registration Begins November 28!

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 as many of the exercises are done sitting in a chair or using a chair for balance.  Pre-registration is required.

Get Up & Go Level 1- beginners

Mondays & Thursdays  12:20 - 1:20pm         

#15483    Jan 06 - Feb 13    12/$66 +gst         More Information

#15484   Feb 24 - Mar 26     10/$55 +gst         More Information

#15485   Mar 30 - Apr 30      9/$49.50 +gst      More Information

 

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

Mondays & Thursdays   11:10am - 12:10am          

#15486   Jan 06 - Feb 13    12/$66 +gst          More Information

#15487   Feb 24 - Mar 26    10/$55 +gst          More Information

#15488   Mar 30 - Apr 30     9/$49.50 +gst       More Information

 

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

Mondays & Thursdays    10:00am - 11:00am     

#15489   Jan 06 - Feb 13     12/$66 +gst             More Information

#15490   Feb 24 - Mar 26     10/$55 +gst           More Information

#15491   Mar 30 - Apr 30      9/$49.50 +gst        More Information
 

 

Choose To Move

Are you 65+ years and looking for motivation to become physically active?  Join Choose to Move!  This free program focused on introducing the habit of physical activity into your daily life in ways that make sense for you.  Choose to Move is  free and flexible, and provides you with the motivation and support to become more active.  In this 6 month program you receive both individual and group support.  Individually you will work with a trained activity coach to develop and stick to a physical activity plan made just for you. You and your trainer work on a schedule that works for you!

Over the course of the six months you will also meet 5 times in a group setting with others in the program.  These motivational meetings are for support and sharing of ideas only - the activities you choose to do in this program are personal and tailored to you andyour schedule. You choose the activities that you know you will enjoy and are able to do!  You will also join a group of other Choose to Movers to share successes and challenges.

With the help of your activity coach and support group, you will find the motivation and accountability you need to achieve your goals

 

Choose To Move Information Session

Want to learn more about this program?  Attend our free information session, space is limited so please pre-register:  604-514-2940

#15516     January 13    12:00pm - 1:00pm    TCC - MPR 4            Register online

 

Choose To Move Winter Program

This program runs February 24 - March 9, 2020.  Meeting dates and times are individualized and will be scheduled with your trainer. 

#15517    FREE       Register online

Motivational Group meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

Mondays    12:00pm - 1:30pm   TCC - MPR 2

  • January 20
  • February 03
  • February 24
  • March 09
  • April 06

 

 

Fit For Life

This program is designed for those who have completed the Osteofit training program or are actively mobile and regular exercisers.  Fit For Life is a low- impact program that includes a cardio warm-up followed by a variety of strength and balance exercises using equipment and body weight.  This program does include mat work so participants must be comfortable getting to and from the floor.

Tuesdays & Thursdays       10:15 - 11:15am       TCC - Fitness Room       
   

#15492   Jan 7 - Feb 13     12/$60 +gst     Register online

#15493   Feb 18 - Mar 26   12/$60 +gst     Register online

#15494   Mar 31 - Apr 30    10/$50 +gst     Register online

 

 

Dance Fitness

 Zumba Plus Brazilian Moves

Have a blast and burn calories with Zumba Fitness! This high energy class uses low to moderate impact dance moves to tone the entire body and burn calories fast. Zumba Plus Brazilian Moves is a unique fitness class that explores Latin and world rhythms with the flavour of Brazilian dance moves including: Samba, Axe, Capoeira, Timbalada, Frevo, Lambada and more. The best part? No dance experience needed - those with two left feet are welcome!    Drop-ins permitted if space allows $10/visit

Wednesdays  6:30pm - 7:30pm      TCC - Fitness Room 
    
#14937   Oct 30 - Dec 18            

#15524    Jan 8 - Feb 26    8/$48 +gst            Register online
#15525    Mar 4 - Apr 29    9/$54 +gst            Register online

 

Saturdays  9:30am - 10:30am    Timms Community Centre - Fitness Room         
  
#14941   Nov 2 - Dec 21           

#15526    Jan 11 - Feb 29    8/$48 +gst           Register online

#15527    Mar 7 - Apr 25     8/$48 +gst            Register online

 

Zumba Adapted- Drop-in only $3/visit

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.

Wednesdays  1:15pm - 2:00pm   Timms Community Centre - Fitness Rm   
Instructor:  Cecilia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Please note:  It is manditory that a caregiver attends this program with the registrant. 
In-person/ phone registrations only- 604-514-2940

Mondays   9:45-11:45am     Timms Community Centre - MPR 2

#15480    Jan 6 - Feb 27   7/$35 +gst     More Information
#15481    Mar 2 - Apr 27   8/$40 +gst     More Information

 

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            Instructor: Bonny

#14728   Nov 18 - Dec 16  

#15520   Jan 6 - Feb 10    6/$42 +gst      Register online
#15521   Mar 2 - Apr 27    8/$56 +gst      Register online

 

Wednesdays     3:30pm - 4:30pm   Instructor:  Bonny

#14921   Nov 6 - Dec 18  

#15522   Jan 8 - Feb 26   8/$56 +gst       Register online
#15523   Mar 4 - Apr 29   9/$63 +gst       Register online

 

 

CHAIR YOGA

This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting on a chair or standing and using a chair for support.  Chair yoga is a great form of exercise for everyone as it deepens flexibility and strengthens body awareness no matter what your age or ability level.  This is an all-level class appropriate for those who have never taken yoga before as well as experienced practitioners.   
Drop-ins welcome if space permits $10/visit.
 

Mondays   3:30pm - 4:30pm           Instructor:  Bonny

#14726    Nov 18 - Dec 16  

#15518    Jan 6 - Feb 10    6/$42 +gst     Register online
#15519    Mar 2 - Apr 27    8/$56 +gst     Register online

 

ESSENTRICS

This slow paced full body workout combines lengthening and strengthening exercises while engaging all muscle groups.  Essentrics is a low impact workout using your own body weight and a mat.  Release emotional stress, aches & pains while gradually unlocking your entire body.  Improve posture, flexibility and strength!  Suitable for all fitness levels- beginners welcome.  Participants must be comfortable getting to and from the mat.

Mondays  8:45am - 9:45am             Instructor: Carol

#15534   Jan 6 - Feb 10    6/$42 +gst     Register online

#15535   Mar 30 - Apr 27  4/$28 +gst     Register online

 

 

 

Activage

Are you 65 years or older?  Wanting to get more physically active?  Activage may be for you!  This fun and social program will get you moving in a relaxed and inviting class environment with like-minded people.  It is free, it is fun and it works!  Classes include discussions and handouts to help improve your over-all health and physical well-being along with a fun exercise session.  This program is intended for Older Adults who are not physically active.

Option 1:  Functional Movement     Mondays  1:45 - 2:45pm     Timms Community Centre

Fun, social group fitness class focusing on exercises to improve everyday movements to improve quality of daily life.  Exercises may be performed in a chair or using a chair for balance.  No previous exercise experience needed.

#15514     Jan 13 - Apr 6     Free       Register online

 

Option 2:  Fitness & Sport    Mondays 3:00 - 4:00pm     Timms Community Centre 

This small group fitness class will focus on exercises which will enable participants to become more involved in other physical activity programs and sports.  Beginners welcome!

#15515     Jan 13 - Apr 6    Free         Register online

 

WELLNESS WORKSHOPS

The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy has a dedicated focus on health and services that goes beyond prescriptions and medication.  Taking a proactive approach to health includes providing knowledge and information on important lifestyle and health matters so individuals can take control of their own health and well-being.  A Medicine Shoppe Specialist will be leading this series of free, informative workshops on some of the most pressing health issues facing Canadians today.  Workshops are free however, space is limited so please register to reserve your spot:  604-514-2940.

Medication Adherence
Are you taking your medication correctly?  Medication adherence is key to treating chronic conditions and your overall health and well-being.  Attend this highly educational health talk and learn why it is so important to stick to a personal medication routine.  You will walk away with easy tips on how to create a more effective medication routine and resources that will help you stick to it!  Your health is worth it!

#15471   Tuesday   January 21    10:15am - 11:15am     TCC -MPR 1       FREE
Register online

 

Live Well, Age Well & Polypharmacy
Polypharmacy is the use of multiple drugs or more than are necessary.  This is a growing concern for older adults.  We are living longer but doing so in conjunction with more chronic illness.  Join us for an interactive health talk on how we can enhance good health as we age and understand the risks associated with Polypharmacy

#15472  Tuesday   February 18    10:15am - 11:15am    TCC -MPR 1        FREE   
Register online

 

Decrease Your Risk of Fall
Approximately 30% of all seniors will have a fall.  Prevention through education is key to decreasing your risk of experiencing a fall.  Join us for this highly educational wellness talk as w tackle inside and outside factors that put us at risk for falling and how to prevent falls.  After the talk, stay and have your mobility device checked for safety and proper functioning.

#15473  Tuesday   March 17     10:15am -11:15am        TCC -MPR 1         FREE   
Register online

 

Pharmacist Led Weight Loss & Wellness
50 % of Canadians are overweight.  Being overweight increases your chances of having a chronic condition such as Diabetes or Cardiovascular disease.  If you are interested in losing weight and managing a chronic condition through diet and a healthy lifestyle, the Ideal Protein Diet may be the right fit for you.  The Ideal Protein Diet can help you lose weight, improve your health and even reverse type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension.  Join us to learn more about the Ideal Protein Diet.

#15474   Tuesday April 21         10:15am -11:15am           TCC -MPR 1       FREE       
Register online

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

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

 

Duplicate Bridge  

Wednesdays    12:30pm - 3:30pm   Timms Community Centre  

Texas Hold'em

Learn To Play

Learning how to play Texa Hold'em may seem more complex than it really is!  Learn the rules, strategies and basic game play in a social, stress-free small grop environment.  Everything is supplied, just show up ready to learn and have fun!
Free with valid Games & Track Pass $10/year

Tuesdays  1:00pm - 4:00pm    Timms Community Centre  MPR 1

 

Tournament Play

For those with a good understanding of the rules, strategies and game play... join us for a social afternoon of slightly competitive but still enjoyable Texas Hold'em.

Participants must have some game-play experience.  
Free with valid Games & Track Pass $10/year

Thursdays  1:00 - 4:00pm    Timms Community Centre   MPR 1

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 $6!  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.

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

$6/person (payable at restaurant)

#14979   Dec 23    Register online

#15595   Jan 13    Register online

#15596   Jan 27    Register online

#15597   Feb 10    Register online

#15598   Feb 24    Register online

#15599   Mar 9      Register online

#15600   Mar 23    Register online

#15601   Apr 27     Register online

 

Register Now for the Food & Friends Christmas Luncheon!

Friday December 13    11:00am - 2:30pm

Location:  Church in the Valley- 23589 Old Yale Road

Tickets $15/person

Music, Entertainment & a delicious Turkey Dinner!

Christmas Luncheon

 

Langley Seniors Community Action Table

The City of Langley is pleased to be a partner with the Langley Seniors Community Action Table (LSCAT) to strategize and implement initiative for Seniors in our community.  The Langley Seniors Community Action Table is looking for new members to join this action orientated committee.  Committee members will work together to identify and strategize action plans for a variety of issues affecting Seniors in our community.  

Housing, transportation and social/ recreational programs are just a few of the focus topics for this committee.  Interested in learning more?  Join us at the next LSCAT meeting:

Inquires:  llyscat@gmail.com