Health and Wellness for Older Adults

 
 

SteadyFeet

Steadyfeet is a partnership program between the Vancouver Coastal Health and Community Seniors Centres. Recommended by doctors and physiotherapists, the Steadyfeet balance and mobility program helps to increase confidence, improve functional mobility, increase lower body strength, improve balance and reduce fall risk. Please make sure that waiver forms are completed prior to the start of class. Participant can not start the program without clearance from a doctor. PAR Q+ required. No session April 10, April 13 and May 18.

Instructor: Irene Lugsdin

Mon Apr 6-Jun 29 2:00-3:00pm
268093 $69.30/11 sess
English Bay Room

Instructor: Victoria Goldner

Fri Apr 3-Jun 26 12:30-1:30pm
268094 $75.60/12 sess
Dance Studio

Instructor: Victoria Goldner
Fri Jan 10-Mar 27 12:30-1:30pm
252021
$75.60/12 sess
Dance Studio

Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion® is designed for people living with early-stage memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and a friend, family member or care partner. Enjoy light exercise conducted by a certified fitness instructor, followed by activities or games and social time in a relaxed atmosphere. Light refreshments will be provided. Participants must fill out a PARmed-X form prior to the start of the program. *Note – Fee is for one person with dementia and one care partner.*

Instructor: TBA

Set 1
Tue Apr 7-May 19 10:00-11:30am
268101 $43.75/7 sess

Set 2
Tue May 26-Jun 30 10:00-11:30am
268102 $37.50/6 sess
Denman Room

Yoga Over 50

Tone and strengthen the muscles in your body through the slow, relaxing motions of yoga. Whatever your fitness level, you will benefit from this ideal, safe form of exercise. Drop-in for seniors (60+) = $3.00+GST. Drop in for Adults = $6.00+GST. We highly encourage registration. Drop-in is only space permitting.

Instructor: Sandra Leigh

Tue Apr 7-May 12 9:10am-10:25am
268096 $18/6 sess
Tue May 19-Jun 30 9:10am-10:25am
268097 $21/7 sess

Instructor: John Waye

Thu Apr 2-May 14 9:10am-10:25am
268098 $21/7 sess
Thu May 21-Jun 25 9:10am-10:25am
268099 $18/6 sess

Dance Studio

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is a unique class that modifies yoga postures through the creative use of a chair. Our class is open for all ages and stages of yoga and movement ability. A Chair Yoga practice is helpful to learn for many reasons, including for when you’re stuck at the office, on vacation (airplane/road trip sequence) or, if you could use a little extra support during standing and balance poses. Chair Yoga welcomes you, whatever level you are at. Drop-in $4.65, space permitting. No session April 13 and May 18.

Instructor: Irene Lugsdin

Mon Apr 6-Jun 29 12:15-1:15pm
268089 $41.91/11 sess
Dance Studio

Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement

Using slow movement and directed attention, you can improve your balance, postural support and flexibility. These innovative lessons help decrease muscular tension and free your energies so you can move more confidently and be more responsive to the world around you. Dropin seniors (60+) $12. Drop in adults $15.

Instructor: May Nasser

Tue Apr 14-Jun 16 9:30-10:30am
268100 $120/10 sess
English Bay Room

Tai Chi Yang Style – Beginner Level I

This gentle martial exercise relaxes, aligns and tones the body while improving breathing, balance and body awareness. Tai Chi is a set of movements done mindfully and with coordinated posture. It is a suitable form of exercise for most people. Please pre-register as space is limited. Levels 1 and 2 Man-ching Sequence. Drop-in fee is $6.40.

Instructor: Kevin Hamilton M.E.S. Ph.D.

Thu Apr 16-Jun 18 9:40-10:40am
271065 $46/10 sess
Denman Room

Tai Chi Yang Style – Intermediate Level II

This gentle martial exercise relaxes, aligns and tones the body while improving breathing, balance and body awareness. Tai Chi is a set of movements done mindfully and with coordinated posture. It is a suitable form of exercise for most people. Please pre-register as space is limited. Level 2 Man-ching Sequence. Drop-in fee is $6.40.

Instructor: Kevin Hamilton M.E.S. Ph.D.

Thu Apr 16-Jun 18 11:00am-12:00pm
271066 $46/10 sess
Denman Room

Be Well

“Be Well” offers those 55+ in the West End a free weekly drop-in program where, in a happy social atmosphere, blood pressure checks, fitness breaks, and seminars on a variety of wellness topics are offered. Monthly schedules are available at the West End Community Centre.

Instructor: Kristian Hildebrandt

Wed Apr 1-Jun 24 1:00-3:30pm
268108 FREE
Bidwell Room

 

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