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"CHOOSE TO MOVE WAS SUCH A GENTLE AND NUDGING PUSH, IT HELPED ME TO RE-BUILD MY CONFIDENCE"
October 28, 2016

After her breast cancer journey, Choose to Move provided Linda with a gentle nudging push to become active again. She is now involved in tai chi, Nordic walking and dragon boating, and she feels great both physically and mentally . A message Linda has for everyone is to just get started because the smallest step will help you to move forward and make a difference. Read more.

 
Image credit: Oak Bay News

ONE-TO-ONE WALKS AND OUTINGS FOR OAK BAY SENIORS
October 26, 2016

From the grant received from United Way of Lower Mainland and Active Aging BC, Oak Bay Volunteer Services is focusing on services to seniors to help them increase physical activity, enable independence and enhance social connectedness through the provision of one-to-one volunteer assistance. Read more.

               

ACTIVE AGING BC CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS
October 4, 2016

Two hundred older adults got moving and dancing in their chairs last Friday, September 30, at a special event celebrating the International Day of Older Persons at Surrey City Hall. Read more.

  
Image credit: Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows The News

A PARTY BUS FOR SENIORS
October 3, 2016

On this party bus for seniors the windows are not blacked out, and there are no fluorescent lights, no loud music and definitely no pole. And this bus ventures out during the day instead of night. But, twice a month, a bus will pick up interested seniors at their own doorstep and take them on an outing. Read more.

CTV NEWS - HELPING SENIORS THROUGH THE UNITED WAY
October 2, 2016


     
Image credit: Richmond News

SENIORS DAY: MAKING SALSA AND GROWING CONNECTION IN RICHMOND
October 1, 2016

The Greenhouse Social Club provides meaningful activity for seniors and others work together to grow organic vegetables for the food bank and community meals in Richmond. For the second year of the program, they received funding from United Way and Active Aging BC so people can continue to garden, cook and meet people. Read more

    
Image credit: The Prince George Citizen

ACTIVE AGING FILM PREMIERING ON TUESDAY
September 30, 2016

Active aging in northern B.C. is the focus of a documentary film series which aims to spark community members and government representatives to share ideas about how to successfully support seniors who wish to age actively in their community despite challenges. Read more. 

      
Image Credit: New Westminster Record

NEW WESTMINSTER CELEBRATES SENIORS DAY
September 28, 2016

More than 35 businesses and organizations celebrated seniors Day on October 1 at Century House, New Westminster. Read more

CHAIR YOGA, A BEE GARDEN AND TAI CHI: UNITED WAY AND ACTIVE AGING BC KEEP SENIORS ACTIVE
September 26, 2016 

Active Aging BC and United Way of the Lower Mainland have partnered to keep older adults active as they age. 

Thirty “Seniors Active Aging” grants were distributed across BC in 27 communities. Programs range from connecting First Nations elders to community recreation in Prince George, to intercultural Tai Chi in Surrey, to chair yoga in Mission and an intergenerational bee garden in Duncan.  Read More. 

                                             

ANNOUNCEMENT: SENIORS' ACTIVE AGING GRANT RECIPIENTS CHOSEN

We're please to announce the projects that have been awarded Seniors' Active Aging grants. These community organizations across the province serve older British Columbians and promote health and wellbing. 

                                              

I HAVE MORE CHOICES, SO I AM CHOOSING TO MOVE
August 17, 2016

ABC participant, Mauro Joao shares how the Choose to Move program has provided him with more choices. He is more aware of the avaliable resources in his community and he is motivated to stay physically active. 

                                                                

SMALL CHOICE. BIG IMPACT
June 30, 2016

The Choose to Move team is starting to see positive change in participants' lives. To date, 450 inactive older adults are participating in 24 Choose to Move programs across the province. In September, there will be as many as 55 programs in 23 communities. 

              

VIDEO AND STORY: OLDER ADULTS GETTING THEIR GROOVE BACK
June 8, 2016

Two of Prince Rupert's participants share how the program has affected their lives and the choices they make from day-to-day.

                                             

CHOOSE TO MOVE PROGRAM TESTED IN RUPERT
April 12, 2016

Choose To Move, an innovative, effective and evidence-based, pilot program for sedentary older adults is coming to Prince Rupert.

For media enquiries or more information about Active Aging BC Communications, please contact: 
Rebecca Collett, Communications and Community Relations Manager
604-875-4111 ext. 52580
rebecca.collett@hiphealth.ca