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At the Y, helping adults experience optimal health as they age is a top priority

Do you want to learn how to build physical activity into your lifestyle to support your health and overall well-being? Are you interested in meeting new people and being part of a safe and supportive community?

Without the right guidance, being physically active can be challenging and you might not know where to start. Choose to Move is a three-month choice-based group facilitation program that is evidence-based and helps break down barriers creating a healthy routine. 

Participants are supported throughout the program with opportunities to connect with other Choose to Move participants through motivational group meetings.

Participant benefits

  • Consultation with a certified Activity Coach
  • Group meetings with program participants
  • Resources and tools to keep participants on track

To participate in the program you must be:

  • An older adult who is physically inactive
  • Medically cleared to exercise by your physician
  • Not a current member of the YMCA
  • Not a previous participant in the Choose to Move program

To inquire about Choose to Move, please call Adriane Long at 250-491-9622 ext 224 or email


Choose to Move is an initiative of the Active Aging Society and UBC's Active Aging Research Team—and is made possible through funding from the BC Ministry of Health.

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