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Older Adult Programs

Winter 2023 registration opens December 7!

Single Session Classes (formerly drop-in fitness)

  • Must pre-register- no drop-ins permitted!
  • Registration opens one week prior to class start.
  • Registration up to 15 minutes prior to class start.
  • Register online, by phone or in-person.

Check-out the Weekly Fitness Class Schedule

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.

 

All programs must be registered for in advance - no drop-ins permitted.

Register by phone:  604-514-2940
Register in person:  Timms Community Centre- 20399 Douglas Crescent
Register online:  Langley City Recconect

Payment must be made in full at the time of registration.

REFUNDS:

Full refund will be granted prior to the program start.

Pro-rated refunds will be granted after the program start date up and before the start of the third class.

No refunds granted after the commencement of the 3rd class.

 

MOBILITY AND FALLS PREVENTION CLASSES

Get Up & Go 
Created in collaboration with Fraser Health Falls Prevention Initiative and Osteofit, this class is an entry level exercise program for older adults who are facing balance and mobility impairments due to Osteoporosis, Arthritis or other bone/joint    Exercises are done in a chair or using a chair for balance and focus on improving strength, balance and coordination leading to independence and improved quality of life. 

 Beginner level program, majority of exercise performed in a chair. No previous experience required.

Mondays               10:45am - 11:45am              Timms Community Centre- MPR 3     Instructor:  Bridget

#28516          Jan.09 - Feb.06          5/$47.50 +gst          Register online
#28517          Feb.13 - Mar.20          5/$47.50 +gst          Register online
#28520          Mar.27 - Apr.24          4/$38.00 +gst           Register online

Please complete and submit the Get Active Questionnaire to the instructor prior to program start date.

Get Active Questionnaire

 

Osteofit Level 1
This exercise program is geared towards those who have taken the Get Up & Go program and are ready for more advanced mobility exercises.  Chairs may be used for support and balance however the exercises are primarily done without support.  Emphasis is on building strength and improving balance through weight bearing exercises combined with flexibility training.

  • Reduce your risk of falls and fractures
  • Improve your ability to complete daily activities
  • Increase your confidence and independence
  • Improve your quality of life

Intermediate level program, chairs may be used for support and balance. Recommended completion of Get Up & Go program.
 

Mondays  & Wednesdays             9:30am - 10:30am              Timms Community Centre- MPR 3     Instructor:  Bridget

#28771          Jan.09 - Feb.08          10/$95.00 +gst            Register online
#28772          Feb.13 - Mar.22          11/$104.50 +gst          Register online
#28773          Mar.27 - Apr.26            9/$85.50 +gst             Register online

Please complete and submit the Get Active Questionnaire to the instructor prior to program start date.

        


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 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.

Advanced level program.  Must be able to stand and be completely mobile.  Must be able to get to and from the floor without aids.
Recommended previous Osteofit or exercise experience.

Tuesdays & Thursdays     10:00am - 11:00am       Instructor:  Bridget / Bonny       Location:  Timms Community Centre - Fitness Room

#28513          Jan.10 - Feb.09          10/$70.00 +gst          Register online
#28514          Feb.14 - Mar.16          10/$70.00 +gst          Register online
#28515          Mar.21 - Apr.27           12/$84.00 +gst          Register online

 

 

Choose To Move

Are you an older adult 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 3 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 three months you will also meet 8 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.
Pre-registration is mandatory for all programs, reserve your spot now as space is limited. 

Please note:  this is not a group fitness class, activities are tailored to each individuals interests, abilities and lifestyle.

 

Choose To Move Information Session
This session is mandatory for anyone who wants to join the Choose to Move program.  Pre-registration is mandatory.

#28531       Information Session       Saturday January 7          11:30am - 1:00pm          Timms Community Centre           Register online

 

Choose to Move Program
Participants must attend the information session in order to qualify for this program.  Registration will take place immediately following the Information Session.

Program runs:  January 21 - April 1, 2023      FREE

Motivational Group Meetings          Saturdays          11:30am - 1:00pm          Timms Community Centre
January 21
January 28
February 4
February 11
February 18
March 04
March 18
April 01

     

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. Program consists of 45 minutes of gentle, low -impact exercises aimed at improving balance, coordination and mobility followed by 45 minutes of social time aimed at providing support, resources and just pure fun!   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.

#28522          Feb.14 - Mar.21          6/$45 +gst (per couple)          Register online
#28523          Mar.28 - Apr.25           5/$40 +gst (per couple)          Register online

Please note:  It is mandatory that a caregiver attends this program with the registrant. All participants will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination

In-person/ phone registrations only- 604-514-2940

 

Activage- Functional Movement

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.  No previous exercise experience needed.

Functional Movement Class: 
Focus is on improving activities associated with daily living, strengthening muscles used day to day (bending, lifting, stretching).

Saturdays               10:30am - 11:15am     Timms Community Centre -MPR 3
#28533          Jan.14 - Apr.1           FREE           Register online
 

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.

Thursdays     11:30am - 12:30pm     Location:  Timms Community Centre-MPR 3     Instructor:  Bridget / Bonny

#28524     Jan 12 - Feb 09          5/$47.50 +gst           Register online
#28525     Feb 16 - Mar 23         6/$57.00 +gst           Register online
#28526     Mar 30 - Apr 27          5/$47.50 +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.   
 

Tuesdays  11:30am - 12:30pm     Location:  Timms Community Centre-MPR 3     Instructor:  Bridget / Bonny

#28809     Jan 10 - Feb 07          5/$47.50 +gst           Register online
#28527     Feb.14 - Mar 21          6/$57.00 +gst          Register online
#28528     Mar 28 - Apr 25          5/$47.50 +gst           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!  All programs require a valid Games & Track Pass ($20/year). 

Please phone for more information:  604-514-2940

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 ($20/year). 
 

Social Bridge

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

Texas Hold'em Poker Club

Learn To Play & Practice

Learning how to play Texas Hold'em is not as complex as you may think!  Join the Texas Hold'em Poker Club where players new to the game will be taught the fundamentals including rules and basic strategy in a social, fun and laid-back environment.  Players already familiar with the game, will be required to join on Tuesdays for practice play before being recommended for Tournament Play on Thursdays. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to start time so intake information can be obtained before the 1pm start time.  Everything you need is supplied!

Free with valid Games & Track Pass $20/year

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

 

Tournament Play

For those who have some Texas Hold'em game play experience and a good understanding of the rules and strategies associated with game play.  This is a fun, social afternoon of slightly competitive and  highly enjoyable Texas Hold'em Poker.  Game play is free, everything is supplied. 

Please note:  all players must attend Tuesday Learn to Play & Practice sessions prior to being recommended to join Tournament Play. 

Free with valid Games & Track Pass $20/year

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

Community Services
Community Services for Seniors

Langley has many services for Langley City residents, please visit the seniors' community services page