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Active Aging

Spring 2020 Registration Opens March 5!

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         

#15484   Feb 24 - Mar 26     10/$55 +gst          More Information
#15485   Mar 30 - Apr 30      9/$49.50 +gst       More Information

#16621   May 4 - Jun 25       15/$82.50 +gst     More Information
#16622   Jul 6 - Aug 27         15/$82.50 +gst     More Information

 

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

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

#15487   Feb 24 - Mar 26    10/$55 +gst          More Information
#15488   Mar 30 - Apr 30     9/$49.50 +gst       More Information

#16619   May 4 - Jun 25     15/$82.50 +gst      More Information
#1620    Jul 6 - Aug 27        15/$82.50  +gst     More Information

 

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

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

#15490   Feb 24 - Mar 26     10/$55 +gst           More Information
#15491   Mar 30 - Apr 30      9/$49.50 +gst        More Information

#16616   May 4 - Jun 25      15/$82.50 +gst      More Information
#16617   Jul 6 - Aug 27        15/$82.50 +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 and your 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

#16458     April 20    12:00pm - 1:00pm    TCC - MPR 4            Register online
 

 

Choose To Move Spring-Summer Program

This program runs April 27 - Oct 26, 2020  Meeting dates and times are individualized and will be scheduled with your trainer.    Register online

Motivational Group meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

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

  • April 27
  • May 11
  • May 25
  • June 1
  • June 8
  • June 22
  • July 6
  • July 20

 

 

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       
   

#15493   Feb 18 - Mar 26   12/$60 +gst     This program is full.
#15494   Mar 31 - Apr 30    10/$50 +gst     Register online

#16629   May 5 - June 25    16/$80 +gst     Register online
#16630   Jul 7 - Jul 30          8/$40 +gst      Register online
#16631   Aug 6 - Aug 27       8/$40 +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          

#15524    Jan 8 - Feb 26    8/$48 +gst           Registration closed; drop-in space available
#15525    Mar 4 - Apr 29    9/$54 +gst            Register online

#16649    May 6 - Jun 10    6/$42 +gst           Register online
#16650    Jul 15 - Aug.26   7/449 +gst           Register online

 

 

Saturdays  9:30am - 10:30am    Timms Community Centre - Fitness Room                 

#15526    Jan 11 - Feb 29    8/$48 +gst      Registration closed; drop-in space available
#15527    Mar 7 - Apr 25     8/$48 +gst       Register online 

#16652   May 2 - Jun 13     7/$49 +gst        Register online
#16653   Jul 11 - Aug 29     8/$56 +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

#15481    Mar 2 - Apr 27      8/$40 +gst     More Information 

#16603    May 4 - June 29   8/$40 +gst     More Information

#16604    Jul 6 - Aug 31      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

#15521   Mar 2 - Apr 27    8/$56 +gst      Register online

#16626   May 4 - June 29  8/$56 +gst     Register online

#16627  Jul 6 - Jul 26        4/$28 +gst      Register online

#16628  Aug 10 - Aug 31   4/$28 +gst     Register online

 

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

#15523   Mar 4 - Apr 29   9/$63 +gst       Register online

#16632   May 6 - June 24   8/$56 +gst    Register online

#16633   Jul 8 - Jul 29   4/$28 +gst         Register online 

#16634   Aug 5 - Aug 26  4/$28 +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

#15519    Mar 2 - Apr 27       8/$56 +gst       Register online

#16623    May 4 - Jun 29      8/$56 +gst       Register online

#16624    Jul 6 - Jul 27         4/$28 +gst       Register online

#16625    Aug.19 - Aug 31   4/$28 +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

#16916   Feb 24 - Mar 16  4/$28 +gst    Register online
#15535   Mar 30 - Apr 27  4/$28 +gst     Register online

#16612   May 4 - Jun 29   8/$56 +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.

#16606   May 4 - July 27          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!

#16607   May 4 - July 27         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 a 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 reserve your spot:  604-514-2940.

 

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 we tackle inside and outside factors that put us at risk for falling and how to prevent falls.  After the workshop 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

 

Live Well, Age Well & Polypharmacy
Polypharmacy is the use of multiple drugs or more than are medically 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    April 21    10:15am - 11:15am         TCC -MPR 1       FREE
Register online

 

Dementia & Diet
Join Dr. Sandeep Jassal, Lifestyle & Wellness Coach for an insightful wellness talk connecting the link between your diet and dementia.  Research has shown that healthy aging through your diet can prevent, delay and minimize the severity of disease later in life.  Attend this highly educational talk and understand how what you eat affects the rate of decline in memory and thinking.

#16963  Tuesday May 19    10:15am - 11:15am    TCC - MPR 1       FREE
Register online

 

Natural Wellness Strategies for Seniors
The number of adults over age 65yrs is increasing rapidly in Canada.  Chronic disease inevitably affects older adults in terms of disability and reduced quality of life.  In fact, a majority of seniors are living with at least one chronic disease or condition.  Fortunately, studies have shown that Healthy aging through natural wellness strategies can prevent, delay and minimize the severity of chronic disease and disabilities later in life - thus improving quality and quantity of life.

#16967    Tuesday June 2   10:15am - 11:15am    TCC - MPR 1       FREE
Register online

 

Diabetes Talk & Blood Glucose Clinic
One in three Canadians has diabetes or pre-diabetes.  Is this your loved-one?  Diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to serious health complications.  Join us as we unpack this condition and learn how to control Diabetes through diet and understand why monitoring blood sugar is important for everyone.  After the talk, stay to have your blood sugar levels checked.

#16964    Tuesday June 16   10:15am - 11:15am     TCC - MPR 1      FREE
Register online

 

Top Supplements for Seniors
No matter your age, your body needs vitamins and minerals to ensure all your vital functions.  Your cupboards may be full of supplements but do you really need them?  Did you know the supplements you may be taking in hopes of improving your health can sometimes affect your medication?  Attend this educational workshop to learn from an experienced Pharmacist the top supplements seniors should be taking as well as contraindications.  After the talk we will open the floor to questions and answers.

#16965    Tuesday July 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)

#15598   Feb 24    Register online

#15599   Mar 9      Register online

#15600   Mar 23    Register online

#15601   Apr 27     Register online

 

 

 

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

 

Next Meeting:  Wednesday February 19, 2020    10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:  Langley Seniors Resource Centre