Active Aging week offers drop-in activities

Older adults given a chance to try programs they might be interested in

Research has proven that “aging does not slow you down.” It means, you don’t have to slow down just because you’ve grown old.

It’s been scientifically proven that staying active and engaging in physical activities regularly will keep you healthy as you age. It also prolongs the quality of your life.

The conclusion is, exercise is great for your health.

With that in mind, the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Recreation and Parks is celebrating Active Aging Week from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1. The objective is to encourage people to stay active, regardless of their age, physical abilities and skills. In order to achieve this, the RDN is offering older adults a chance to try out for free, for the whole week, a variety of activities it plans to offer during the fall and winter months.

The drop in activities that people can look forward to include:

Monday, Sep 25

Seated Fitness-Qualicum Commons, 744 Primrose Ave., 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Gentle Fit-St. Edmunds, 407 Wembley Rd. Parksville, 11:45-12:45 p.m.

Gentle Cardio-St. Edmunds, 407 Wembley Rd. Parksville, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Qigong-Craig Street Commons, 330 Craig St. Parksville, 6-7 p.m.

Making Age an Asset Employment Workshop-The Career Centre-101-198 Island Highway E. Parksville, 1-4 p.m.

Drop-in at Bodyworks Fitness-124 Middleton and 124 Morison Ave Parksville, 2-4 p.m.

Drop-in at Bodysculptors Fitness-225 West 2nd Ave Qualicum Beach, 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept 26

Aquafit-Ravensong Aquatic Centre-737 Jones St. Qualicum Beach, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Chair Tai Chi-Nanoose Place, 2925 NW Bay Rd., 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Men’s Fit-Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones St., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Darts, Tile Rummy, Bag Baseball-Parksville Drop-in Senior Centre-144 Middleton Ave Parksville, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Walking Soccer-Arbutus Meadows-1515 Island Highway E Nanoose, 2-3:30 p.m.

Youth &Senior Mini Golf-Paradise Mini Golf-Pre-register at 250-248-3252, 4-6 p.m.

Drop-in at Bodysculptors Fitness-225 West 2nd Ave Qualicum Beach, 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Hiking Information Session-Oceanside Place Arena-Pre-register at 250-248-3252, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept 27

Drop-in at Bodysculptors Fitness-225 West 2nd Ave Qualicum Beach, 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Strength and Stretch Fitness-Qualicum Beach Community Hall-644 Memorial Ave., 9-10 a.m.

Drop-in Fitness Class-Nanoose Place, 2925 NW Bay Rd., 9-10 a.m.

20-20-20 Fitness Class-Lighthouse Community Centre, 280 Lions Way, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

From Walking to Running-With ORCA Running Club-Serious Coffee 1209 Island Hwy E. Parksville, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Yoga for Beginners-Qualicum Beach Community Hall-644 Memorial Ave., 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Sole Sisters Walking Group-Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park-Main parking lot off Hwy 4, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Heads up for Healthy Brains Workshop-With the Alzheimer Society of BC-Qualicum Commons, 744 Primrose Ave. 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Thursday, Sept 28

PGOSA Cycling Group-Oceanside Place Arena-830 West Island Highway Parksville, 9:30-11 a.m.

Seated Fitness-Craig Street Commons, 330 Craig St. Parksville, 10-11 a.m.

Bag Baseball and Canasta-Parksville Drop-in Senior Centre-144 Middleton Ave Parksville. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

20-20-20 Fitness Class-Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones St., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Pickleball-Nanoose Place, 2925 NW Bay Rd. 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Open House, Spinners and Weavers-Qualicum Beach Museum, 587 Beach Rd., 1-4 p.m.

Gypsea Fitness Class-St. Edmunds, 407 Wembley Rd. Parksville, 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Drop-in at Bodysculptors Fitness-225 West 2nd Ave Qualicum Beach, 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept 29

PGOSA Open House-Oceanside Place Arena, 830 W. Island Hwy., 9-11 a.m.

Pickleball-Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones St., 9-11 a.m.

Minds in Motion Fitness and Social Progr a.m.-With the Alzheimer Society of BC-Parksville Community and Conference Centre, 1:30- 3:30 p.m.

Drop-in at Bodyworks Fitness-124 Middleton &124 Morison Ave Parksville, 2-4 p.m.

Drop-in at Bodysculptors Fitness-225 West 2nd Ave Qualicum Beach, 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept 30

Open House-Qualicum Beach Seniors Activity Centre-703 Memorial Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Drop-in at Bodysculptors Fitness-225 West 2nd Ave Qualicum Beach, 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct 1

Aging Artfully Art Exhibit-Parksville Community and Conference Centre, 1-3 p.m.

Drop-in at Bodysculptors Fitness-225 West 2nd Ave Qualicum Beach, 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

For more information go to the RDN online at www.rdn.bc.ca/cms.asp?wpID=128

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