Older Adults

Older Adults benefit greatly from getting out of the house socializing with friends and being active. The information in this section gives you some ideas and suggestions that you can do every day to help you stay healthy and independent!

Fitness Programs for Older Adults

Yoga for Older Adults
Relieve stress and release tension with a gentle exploration of essential yoga postures, breathing techniques and relaxation tools designed to safely allow you to experience the benefits of Hatha Yoga. Participants must be able to get and down from the fl oor unassisted. Instructor: Deb C.
Lakers Clubhouse.
Apr 8-May 27 #31092 Wed 10:30-11:45am $65

Smart Fit – Drop in Program
This is the best fitness program for older adults offered in our area. Improve your cardiovascular endurance, balance and strength. Held on a drop in basis in order to accommodate your changing schedule and busy life! Priest Valley Gym
Mar 31-Jun 25  Tues & Thurs 8:30-9:30am
10x drop in pass $56, 1x drop in $6.25,  30x drop in pass $169

Get Up & Go!
Get Up & Go offers an appropriate entry level exercise program for seniors with balance, mobility impairments and/ or chronic disease. This 60 min class will lead you through the three phases of a safe and effective exercise program:
1. Warm up and cardio
2. strengthening with bands and light weights and
3. stretching
Emphasis will be placed on correct techniques and your safety. Take the first step towards improved posture, increased strength, endurance and better balance. Interior Health referral required. For further information contact Deb Treherne, Recreation Programmer at 250-550-3672.
Mon,Wed 10:00-11:00am Auditorium East
Mar 30-May 13 #31093 $41 no class Apr 6 & 29
May 20-Jun 24 #31094 $34 no class Jun 3
Mon,Wed 11:15-12:15pm
Mar 30-May 13 #31418 $41 no class Apr 6 & 29
May 20-Jun 24 #31419 $34 no class Jun 3

Minds in Motion
Minds in MotionTM is designed for people diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Attend with a friend, family member or caregiver. After the exercise portion we will play games or just enjoy social time with light refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere.
Thu 10:00-11:30am Halina Centre
Apr 2-May 7 #31095 $37
May 14-Jun 18 #31096 $37
Jul 9-Aug 20 #31097 $43

Osteofit 1
As BC’s population ages, decreased strength and increased risk of falls are major concerns. The BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre’s Osteofit program provides a gentle strength, balance and coordination program designed to improve fitness while promoting healthy bones. This unique and fun program focuses on improving physical strength, balance and quality of life while reducing the risk of falls and fractures. Taught by specially trained fitness instructors.
Tue,Fri 10:15-11:15am Halina Room
Mar 17-May 15 #31079 $80
May 19-Jun 30 #31080 $56

Osteofit For Life
Want to improve your posture, balance and strength? Join in this fun, simple, gentle fitness class. Easy aerobic routines warm you up before concentrating on core strength and postural exercises. Exercise bands, tubes and hand weights are used in this light to moderate intensity class intended for the older adult and graduates of the Osteofit 1 program.
Tue,Fri Mar 17-May 15 Halina Room
8:00-9:00am #31083 $80 no class Apr 3
9:05-10:05am #31081 $80
Tue,Fri May 19-Jun 30
8:00-9:00am #31084 $56 no class Jun 5
9:05-10:05am #31082 $56