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. 

Series #1:

Tuesdays, March 17 – April 28
10 am – 1 pm
1070 Townsite Road
Nanaimo, BC
registration required
Please call 250-754-3331 to book an in-person intake for Series #1.

Want to share information about the upcoming TAPS series? Download the poster.

Those interested in working on TAPS as a workshop presenter should review the Workshop Leader Request for Proposal. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout 2020.
Those interested in providing catering for TAPS participants should review the Catering Request for Proposal. Proposals will be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions can be directed to:

Sacia Burton
TAPS Coordinator
s_burton@nflabc.org
250-754-3331 (203)

Covid-19 Hours and Response

Our current hours of operation are Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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 and face masks are encouraged.

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