Mission Active Aging Program is designed to increase seniors’ level of physical activity in order to improve social connections, increase levels of independence, and improve seniors’ well-being and quality of life. The Active Aging Grant is co-funded by the Active Aging Research Team (AART) at the University of British Columbia and the United Way of Lower Mainland.
There are no fees charged for the following activities.
MCSS is working in collaboration with the Mission Senior’s Association to offer the following activities specifically designed to enhance mobility for older adults living in our community. Each session is offered once a week. Please check our calendar for dates and times.
- Chair Fitness
This program focuses on stretching, flexibility, balance, low impact aerobics, and strength training exercises. Classes are held two times a week for one hour.
- Chair Yoga
Chair yoga is very helpful for people with balance issues that are looking to start slowly and who would just feel more confident using a chair for support.
- Line Dancing
Many studies have found that dancing can improve balance in frail elderly people. Some have shown improvements in gait, walking speed, and reaction time, as well as cognitive and fine motor performance.
- Kitchen Gardening
A lifelong love of gardening should not have to end as mobility and other issues arise as we age. We have collaborated with other community-based organizations to assist in building raised beds and benches.