Indoor lawn bowling is one of the many activities lined up by the Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation Department during Active Aging Week, Oct. 3-8. (PQB News file photo)

Indoor lawn bowling is one of the many activities lined up by the Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation Department during Active Aging Week, Oct. 3-8. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo offers free activities during Active Aging Week

Event aims to encourage seniors to be active, healthy

The Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation Department has lined up a number of activities during Active Aging Week, Oct. 3 to Oct. 8.

All the activities are free of charge and are intended to highlight the many opportunities the RDN offers for older adults to remain healthy and active.

This is a worldwide yearly event that aims to inspire seniors to exercise and be active by offering them the means to experience friendly, safe and fun activities.

It is also an opportunity for residents to meet other people and also try out some of the many activities that include yoga, tai chi, line dancing, swimming, tighten and tone fitness, walking, ball drumming, indoor lawn bowling, and floor curling.

If you attend at least five events, you are entered to win a $25 SOS Thrift Shop gift certificate.

READ MORE: Aging boomers have turned southern Vancouver Island’s age pyramid upside down

There is also a GoByBike events line up during the week such as:

• Celebration Station – Coffee, food, prizes on Thursday Oct. 6, 7-9:30 a.m. at the Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail located behind the dog park at 500 Despard Ave, Parksville.

• Gobybike to swim or skate for free – Ride to Oceanside Place Arena or Ravensong Aquatic Centre, bring your helmet in and receive a free entry to the public swim or skate session.

• Bike Trail Scavenger Hunt – Find the photo clue at gobybikebc.ca/oceanside then find the trail and take a photo of yourself and email your photo to recparks@rdn.bc.ca by Oct. 16. You will be entered into a draw to win a $50 gift certificate to a local bike shop of your choice.

If you don’t have a bike but want to participate, or you have been wanting to try an e-bike, check out GoBikeGoPlay for rentals. Use the code “GoByBike” during Oct. 3 to Oct. 16 to receive 25 per cent off your rental. Go to https://gobikegoplay.ca/

Get all the details of Active Aging Week online at www.getinvolved.rdn.ca/rec-connect or call 250-752-5014 or 250-248-3252.

— NEWS Staff

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