Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors (TAPS)

Nanaimo TAPS stands for Therapeutic Activation Programming for Seniors. This new program, slated to begin in March of 2020, is being designed with the aim of improving seniors’ independence and autonomy to age in place. Our priority through this program is to uplift and support isolated and/or marginalized seniors within the Nanaimo area. We aim to offer dynamic and enjoyable programming that meets the needs of seniors in our community.

The focus of TAPS programming is split into 3 parts:

Healthy bodies maintained through light exercise & physical therapy
Positive connections developed over the sharing of nutritious food
Active minds ignited through workshops that foster creativity, curiosity, & life-long learning

Programs will be 3 hours in length and take place once a week over an eight week series. Programs in 2020 will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am – 1 pm. The format of programming will be:

10 am – 11 am (45 minutes): physical activity + 15 minute break
11 am – 12 pm (1 hour): healthy lunch + social time
12 pm – 1 pm (1 hour): workshops

All TAPS programs will be free of charge for participants. Each series will be limited to 15 participants. Nanaimo TAPS programming will be offered in two streams, with half of the programming happening in common areas of residences and half offered in community spaces.

Registration is not yet open for 2020. Please check back soon.

We are currently looking for workshop presenters for our 2020 TAPS programming.

Those interested in working on TAPS as a workshop presenter should review the Workshop Leader Request for Proposal.
Those interested in providing catering for TAPS participants should review the Catering Request for Proposal.

Questions can be directed to:

Sacia Burton
TAPS Coordinator
250-754-3331 (203)