The City of Brantford, and its community partners, will be launching the City’s sixth annual Let’s Get Moving campaign featuring a variety of free activities to encourage older adults to keep active throughout the month of October.
Let’s Try Tai Chi will take place on October 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre, located at 333 Erie Avenue. Join Frank Tabuns for an introduction to Qigong and Tai Chi. This gentle form of exercise can help to improve your balance, muscle tone, and overall mental well-being.
Let’s Try SAFE ZONE will take place on October 4, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, and 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, located at 20 Edge Street. Join S.A.F.E. ZONE in a senior falls prevention exercise program designed to help improve strength, agility, flexibility and endurance and support independence. No registration is required. Please arrive by 11:00 a.m.
Let’s Try Chair Yoga will take place on October 13, 20, and 27 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at T.B Costain- SC Johnson Community Center, located at 16 Morrell Street. Modo Yoga Brant will present a gentle and accessible yoga sequence that will stretch and awaken tired joints and muscles all with the support of a chair.
Let’s Get Active in Aging will take place October 20 and 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Woodman Park Community Centre, located at 491 Grey Street. Join Golden Age Management for an exercise program with an Active Aging certified instructor. This accessible class offers appropriate modifications for participants of all needs, skills, and abilities. The class is design to support older adults in independence and longevity with a focus on posture, balance, and functional movement. After the engaging exercises, participants are welcome to take part in social activities that activate the mind.
Let’s Get International Dancing will take place on October 11, 18, 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Woodman Park Community Centre, located at 491 Grey Street. Join International Dance instructor, Adam Kossowski, to get up and moving by learning line and circle dances from around the world. This is a great low impact exercise. You do not need to know how to dance and you do not need a partner to participate.
Let’s Try a Pottery Class will take place on October 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Smak Dab Pottery, located at 432 Colborne St. Roll up your sleeves, get up on your feet and join Smak Dab Pottery to learn about the history of clay, engage in a new skill and create your own unique project. Lunch will be provided.
Space is limited and registration for all activities, with the exception of Let’s Try Safe Zone, is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 519-759-4150 ext. 5986. To learn more, visit Brantford.ca/LetsGetMoving.
“As an active senior, I’m pleased to see that the City will be offering more programs than ever before as part of this year’s Let’s Get Moving campaign,” said Kevin Davis, Mayor for the City of Brantford. “This series of free programs will provide an excellent opportunity for older adults to remain active and connected to their community.”
Prioritizing seniors’ health and wellness, and promoting opportunities for community partners to deliver neighbourhood-based programming is a key component of the City’s Healthy Aging Plan. To discover additional programming for older adults, visit Brantford.ca/HealthyLiving.