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Active Aging

Summer 2020 Registration Now Open!
 

Please Note:  Due to COVID-19 Public Health Concerns, all City of Langley Recreation facilities are closed until further notice. As we enter into Phase 3 of the Provincial Recovery Plan, we are pleased to announcement the commencement of some Indoor Fitness Classes and Weight Room Sessions at Timms Community Centre.  Sessions must be booked and paid for in advance- see full schedule here.

COVID-19 Seniors Resource Guide provides a comprehensive list of community support for Seniors during this crisis.  Information on food security, Seniors only shopping hours, crisis lines, financial support, mental health support and much more!  Download COVID-19 Seniors Resource Guide.

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
Entry level exercise program for those with balance and mobility impairments.  This program is taught using chairs for balance and uses various exercises and equipment to improve strength, balance and coordination. Suitable for those using a mobility aid such as a walker, cane, wheelchair or scooter but must be able to transfer to a chair independently.      

Suspended until Fall 2020

 

Get Up & Go Level 2 - Intermediate
This program works on the Level 1 fundamentals with increased focus on mobility and increased independence.
*must have instructor permission to register.

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

Suspended until Fall 2020

 

Get Up & Go Level 3 - Introduction to Osteofit
Focus of level 3 is to build strength and coordination.  Participants must be mobile without the use of aids. 
*must have instructor permission to register.

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

Suspended until Fall 2020

 

        

 

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

Spring 2020 Cancelled- Fall Information TBA

 

Choose To Move Spring-Summer Program

Spring 2020 Cancelled- Fall Information TBA

     

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       9:00am - 10:00am      TCC - Gymnasium      

#18419  Sept  15 - Oct 08     8/$40 +gst      Register online

 

 

 

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

Suspended until Fall 2020

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  4:00pm - 5:00pm            Instructor: Bonny

#18418  Sept 14 - Oct 05   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   2:30pm - 3:30pm           Instructor:  Bonny

#18417    Sept 14 - Oct 5    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.
Drop-ins welcome if space permits:  $10/visit

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

Coming Fall 2020!

 

Wednesdays  11:30am - 12:30pm             Instructor: Carol

Coming Fall 2020!

 

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.

Spring 2020 Cancelled- Fall Information TBA

 

 

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.

Suspended until Fall 2020

 

 

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!

Please Note:  Due to Public Health Concerns, all City of Langley Recreation facilities are closed until further notice. 
All Social programs have been suspended. Refunds will be provided for cancelled programs.  Contact:  604-514-2940 for informaiton.

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

Cancelled until further notice

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

Cancelled until further notice

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:  Suspended until further notice
Location:  Langley Seniors Resource Centre

 

News Bulletin May 7, 2020    Download