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!

Wednesday, April 1 – Wednesday, May 13 (2:30 – 4 pm) at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (100 Chapel St, Nanaimo)

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 Program Coordinator at 250-754-3331 or by email at s_burton@nflabc.org.


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