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Active Aging

Spring 2020 Registration suspended until further notice.

Please Note:  Due to COVID-19 Public Health Concerns, all City of Langley Recreation facilities are closed until further notice.  All programs and events have been suspended, registration fees will be credited to customer's accounts automatically.  Please contact reception staff to request a refund 604-514-2940.

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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       10:00 - 11:00am       TCC - Fitness Room       

#16630   Jul 7 - Jul 30          8/$40 +gst     
#16631   Aug 6 - Aug 27       8/$40 +gst      

 

 

 

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  7:00pm - 8:00pm      TCC - Fitness Room  
            
#16650     July 8 -  July 29              4/ $28 +gst     
#17368     August 5 - August 26      4/ $28 +gst      

Saturdays  9:45am - 10:45am    Timms Community Centre - Fitness Room                 

#17371    July 4 - July 25             4/$28 +gst   
#17370    August 8 - August 29   4/$28 +gst
 

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.  Cancelled until further notice

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

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

#16627  Jul 6 - Jul 27        4/$28 +gst      

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

 

 

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

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

#16625    Aug.19 - Aug 31   4/$28 +gst        

 

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

TBA

 

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

TBA

 

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.

 

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!

Please Note:  Due to Public Health Concerns, all City of Langley Recreation facilities are closed until further notice. 
All programs and events 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

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)

#16722   June 8     Register online

#16723   June 22   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:  Suspended until further notice
Location:  Langley Seniors Resource Centre

 

News Bulletin May 7, 2020    Download