Choose to Move, YMCA of Greater Vancouver: Abbotsford Program [open to approved Mission residents]

At the Y, helping adults experience optimal health as they age is a top priority.  The Choose to Move program is offered in conjunction with Active Aging and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility/UBC.  


Are you over the age of 65 and physically inactive? Do you want to learn how to build physical activity into your lifestyle to support your health and over all well-being? Are you interested in meeting new people and being part of a safe and supportive community?


Without the right guidance, being physically active can be challenging and you might not know where to start. Choose to Move is a FREE six-month choice-based physical activity program, based on the best research evidence, that helps break down barriers to physical inactivity. Working with a certified Activity Coach, participants design a personalized physical activity program based on their interests, goals and abilities. Participants are supported throughout the program with opportunities to connect with other Choose to Move participants through monthly motivational meetings and with their Activity Coach through regular progress check-ins. Participants benefit from:

  • A personalized physical activity action plan
  • Regular, one-on-one check-ins with a certified Activity Coach
  • Monthly group meetings with program participants
  • Resources and tools to keep participants on track
  • Being a part of a group; supporting and sharing with each other.

To participate in the program you must be:

  • 65 years or older
  • Physically inactive 
  • Medically cleared to exercise by your physician
  • Not a current member of the YMCA
  • Not a previous participant in the Choose to Move program
  • There is no cost to participate. Interested participants must attend a mandatory information session and meet program criteria.

To learn more or to register for the next information session, please contact choosetomove@gv.ymca.ca or 604-320-5813.

Address / Contact Info

YMCA of Greater Vancouver Abbotsford program location provided to approved participants
Choose to Move Program Office Mission-Abbotsford communities BC

Phone Numbers

Phone : (604) 320-5813

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Mission BC
Program fee: 0.00
How to apply: Apply to indicate your interest in the program via email or phone to the provided Choose to Move contact numbers.
Participants attend a general Info session or speak with the community Choose to Move Activity Coach to determine if they meet the program participant criteria.
Age ranges served: senior 65+
Accepting new patients / clients: Accepting new clients
Languages spoken: English

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This program was last updated on 28 May 2018.