(Delta Gymnastics Society photo)

Seniors agility program now available to North Delta residents

Delta Gymnastics is expanding its popular Seniors Can Move program thanks to provincial grant

Delta Gymnastics is expanding its Seniors Can Move program to service North Delta residents.

The programs is designed to re-acquaint seniors with the ABC’s of sport — agility, balance, coordination and strength, according to a recent press release.

“Delta Gymnastics invites seniors to join them in becoming comfortable with movement again and belong to a group where fundamental movement skills are practiced in an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere,” the release states. “Regular activity and exercise is crucial to the physical and mental health of our community.”

The release says seniors’ lack of confidence in their ability to move can result in isolation and limited mobility.

“The seniors joining Seniors Can Move are better equipped to prevent falls and maintain their health and enhance and enjoy their quality of life” Ana Arciniega, executive director of Delta Gymnastics, said in a press release. “By delivering the program at our facility, seniors are surrounded by younger members of our community which is inspiring to both young and old. Both groups develop respect and appreciation of one another. Everyone is so excited to have them at our gym.”

The program was initially offered to members from four local senior facilities, and Chanelle Gunderson, recreation coordinator for The Waterford seniors residential care home in Tsawwassen, called Seniors Can Move a “game changer.”

“Each week I notice improvement in my seniors’ balance and flexibility,” Gunderson said in a press release. “This program has boosted their confidence and they now believe they can do activities they never thought they could do before.”

Thanks to the program’s overwhelming success — which netted the Delta Gymnastics Society a $150,000 grant from the provincial government in July to keep it going and develop a 10-week model to pilot in other communities — Seniors Can Move is now expanding into North Delta.

Seniors Can Move is free for those age 65 and over, and walkers and canes are welcome. Transportation is also available for North Delta residents to and from Delta Gymnastics’ facility in Ladner.

Space is limited; call Delta Gymnastics at 604-943-0460 to secure your spot.

For more information on Delta Gymnastics Society’s programs, events and activities, visit deltagymnastics.com.

RELATED: B.C. funds pilot program to get more seniors doing gymnastics

SEE ALSO: Delta Gymnastics nears end of innovative seniors program



editor@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

(Delta Gymnastics Society photo)

Just Posted

White Rock cadets nab medals at Vernon competition

Thirteen members of 907 Squadron compete at regional meet

Girls, women try their hand at marine rescue in Surrey

Achieve Anything Foundation, RCMSAR Crescent Beach host ‘Operation: This IS You! Saving Lives at Sea’

Surrey boy living with congenital heart disease to speak at local Tedx event

Mason Vander Ploeg will be speaking on saving the oceans

Pink Shirt Day campaign urges Canadians to ‘Lift Each Other Up’

Annual anti-bullying effort returns Wednesday, Feb. 26

Governor general says multiple solutions needed for ‘complicated’ overdose issue

Julie Payette met at a fire hall with firefighters and police officers as well as politicians and health experts

Fraser Health warns some schools of possible COVID-19 exposure

A sixth COVID-19 patient is a woman in her 30s in the Fraser Health region who recently returned from Iran

High-risk sex offender cuts off ankle bracelet, on the loose in Vancouver: police

Vancouver police said Kirstjon Olson, 38, is a provincial sex offender with 27 court-ordered conditions

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

VIDEO: Giants Winning Streak Ends At 11 After a 2-1 Setback Saturday in Everett

Run of wins matched their longest ever regular season winning streak

B.C. money laundering inquiry to begin amid hopes for answers, accountability

Eby argued that most B.C. residents already know the previous government, at best, turned a blind eye

Blockades remain in place as Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs returning to B.C.

Hereditary Chief Woos said they are ready to engage in nation-to-nation talks with the B.C.

Tyler Toffoli scores twice, Canucks crush Bruins 9-3

Stecher, Miller each add three points for Vancouver

Most Read

l -->