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. Volunteers provide peer-to-peer support and join a walk & talk with older adults in their community. They also gain the skills and tools to become a trainer and start their own walking program.
Programs run as an 8-week series throughout Summer and Fall of 2019, beginning from various meeting points across Nanaimo.
Dates for the 2019 Summer and Fall program are now available!
Session 1: Wednesday, August 14 – Wednesday, October 2 (2:30 – 4 pm) at Seniors Connect Centre (150 Wallace Street, Nanaimo)
Session 2: Thursday, September 12 – Thursday, October 31 (2:30 – 4 pm) at the Kin Hut at Departure Bay Beach (2730 Departure Bay Rd, Nanaimo)
Session 3: Tuesday, October 8 – Tuesday November 26 (3 – 4:30 pm) at Nanaimo Family Life Association office (1070 Townsite Road, Nanaimo)
Interested folks should contact the Seniors Connect Administrator at 250-754-3331 (extension 203) or by email at email@example.com with the following information:
Neighbourhood of residence:
Do you have access to your own transportation (yes/no):
Interested in joining as a participant or volunteer:
Sessions you wish to participate in (Session 1, 2, and/or 3):
Funding and support for The Right Neighbourly Walking Program is provided by: