Active living for adults 50+
Kelowna's seasonal activity guide highlights programs and activities for Kelowna residents who are 50 years or older. We support the delivery of recreation and leisure services for seniors in the Kelowna area through service delivery agreements with three not-for-profit seniors societies:
These agreements provide the societies with access to municipal recreation facilities, from which they can offer a wide variety of recreational and educational programs to enhance the quality of life of their members. The Activity & Program Guide is available online at kelowna.ca/recreation each season with a dedicated sections for adults and health programs.
- The Parkinson Seniors Society, located at Parkinson Activity Centre (1700 Parkinson Way), runs a wide variety of programs including yoga, painting, whist, fitness to music, bridge, bingo, tai chi, computer lessons, walking programs and more. Learn more at parkinsonseniors.com.
- Rutland Seniors Society, located at Rutland Activity Centre (765 Dodd Road), offers a wide variety of recreation and cultural programs including dancing, fitness, table tennis, carpet bowling and pancake breakfasts. Learn more at rutlandseniors.com.
- Okanagan Mission Seniors Society operates out of the Okanagan Mission Activity Centre (4398 Hobson Road) and puts on a variety of activities including card games such as bridge, crib or euchre.
Move for your Health programs, found each season in the latest Kelowna Activity & Program Guide, are designed to be a safe exercise option to support those with, or at risk of, chronic health conditions. Programs are led by professional fitness instructors with additional certification.
Due to COVID - 19 measures, the Navigator service is currently unavailable.
Not sure which activity is right for you? Allied Health’s (Interior Health Authority) navigator services provides direction and encouragement toward appropriate programming for you.
When this program resumes: the liaison therapist (navigator) is located at Parkinson Recreation Centre (1800 Parkinson Way). This free service is available for everyone.
HandyDART is an accessible, door-to-door shared transit service for people with permanent or temporary disabilities that prevent them from using fixed-route transit without assistance from another person. HandyDART picks you up at your accessible door and drops you off at the accessible door of your destination. Customers must first register, at no charge, for this program.
Monday to Friday: 9:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday and Holidays: No Service
*Dialysis patients can book earlier times
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We support over 40,000 families each year with our recreation opportunities coupons.
Please contact us directly for more information: 250-469-8759
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Access to Recreation Office (located in Parkinson Recreation Centre)
We offer a reduced rate on our general admission fees and passes, as well as on registered and drop-in land and aquatic fitness classes, for customers 65 years and older. Please let us know if you qualify for the discount or reduced rate prior to purchasing. Please note that a Pharmacare card or equivalent must be presented.
Providing opportunities for everyone to get active and stay active is important to us, even when we're needing to stay at home. The following videos and workout guides are recommended by our community partners and Move for your Health instructors as safe exercise options and resources for older adults, including those with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, Alzheimer's and osteoporosis.
- ABCS (ability, balance, core and stretch) at-home exercise guide
- Alzheimers Society BC - we can help webinars
- Alzheimers Society BC - FirstLink Dementia Help Line
- Balance and stretching exercise tips and fitness videos
- Chair Yoga
- Keep Fit - a collection of exercise videos for older adults
- Stroke Recovery - virtual sessions
A special thank you to our Move for your Health instructors and partner organizations for providing these online resources. If you enjoyed the fitness videos, make sure to check out future programs in the fitness & health section of Kelowna's Activity & Program Guide.