Right Neighbourly Walking Program


Are you (or is someone you know) 55+ and interested in increasing physical mobility and social connections? The Right Neighbourly Walking Program might be what you are looking for!

The Right Neighbourly Walking Program is a free walking program using Nordic poles that is designed for older adults who are living in their own homes.

Each Nordic pole-walking class has two sections:
• a 45-minute walking class including a warm-up, walk, and cool-down
• a 30-minute social engagement activity

Participants learn how to use Nordic walking poles as a mobility tool and build strength at their own pace in a friendly, welcoming environment. We also aim to inspire a sense of comfort in and appreciation for our shared urban environment.

Programs run as a series, beginning from various meeting points across Nanaimo.

Check out the weekly dates and locations for walking groups in 2020 below!

The 55+ Summer Walking Club will meet every Tuesday at 2 pm in the Bowen Park Complex parking lot from July 7 – August 25. From there, participants will explore the variety of trails within Bowen Park.

If you are interested in being a part of this program, contact:

Sacia Burton
TAPS, Program Coordinator
Phone: 250-754-3331 (716)
Email: s_burton@nflabc.org

Funding and support  for The Right Neighbourly Walking Program is provided by:

Covid-19 Hours and Response

Our current hours of operation are Monday to Thursday, 9:00--4:00 pm.

We are open to the public on a limited basis. Only 2 people may be in the waiting room at a time. If full, please wait outside or in your car.

If you have any cold, influenza, or Covid-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted into the building.

We continue to practice social distancing. Please maintain 2 metres distance. Face masks are mandatory.

Our counselling program continues to operate, offering sessions over the phone, online, and in person. Walk-in counselling is unavailable at this time. If you are in need of counselling support, please call us at (250) 754-3331 or email Mia at m_maarika@nflabc.org

If you are an older adult, aged 65+, looking for support at this time, please visit Safe Seniors, Strong Communities website.

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Website