Active Aging Day 2019

Free 55+ Event
September 26

With the growing population of older adults comes growing concerns about quality of life in later years. An active lifestyle can help to prevent or manage many chronic conditions.

Discover active aging to stay independent and able to do the things you love. Whether you’re 55 or 85, ready to try new activities or adapting to health challenges, there is something for you.

This event is presented free to our community in partnership with Active Aging in Manitoba.

Non-members are welcome!

Details coming soon. See what our 2018 event included below.


Join us for a free workout on Active Aging Day between 5:00am and 11:00pm.

Active Aging Keynote

Toward Optimal Health for Life: 11:00am

Learn about opportunities for all older Manitobans to enhance their health, mobility and continuing participation in their community. Discover how ageless engagement can help promote healthy choices and behaviours, contributing positively to wellbeing and quality of life. 

Health Talks

  • Frauds & Scams: 1:30pm
  • Knee Arthritis: 7:00pm

30-min Group Exercise

Sign-up at our front desk on event day to attend.
All classes led by certified instructors.

  • Senior’s Spin Class: 11:00am
  • Functional Fitness: 1:00pm
  • Yoga for Older Adults: 6:15pm

Find Stretch Breaks and our Active Aging in Manitoba Activity Area Activities on the Gym Floor

Rehab Clinic Area

10:00am - 11:00am

Farmers’ Market

9:30am - 2:00pm

Exhibit Area

10:00am - 12:00pm
Browse exhibits and book a hearing screening.
(Screening spots available to 2:00 pm. Book at the Connect Hearing booth on the gym floor.)

Meet our 2018 Active Aging Ambassadors

Our Active Aging Ambassadors show by example that there is no age limit for an active life.

Meet them at Active Aging Day and pick up your free calendar featuring shots from their active lives. Watch our video or follow us on social media for more about their active lifestyle tips and successes.

Nominate the next Active Aging Day Ambassador

If you know someone age 55+ who enjoys sharing their active lifestyle and would make a great Ambassador for our event, please let us know!

Download a nomination form PDF.
For details, call 204-632-3900 and ask for Ashley Derlago, Coordinator.


Ambassador Fred keeping active on the courts with a game of pickle ball


Ambassador Lilian getting her cardio in


Ambassador Marie working upper and lower body on the NuStep equipment


Ambassador Nicole using TRX for body weight exercise


Ambassador Paul demonstrating pilates exercises on specialized "reformer" equipment


Ambassador Steve taking a walk around the track

About Active Aging

Much of the stiffness, pain and injury that we often associate with aging can be improved with activity. Improvements in mobility can help with day-to-day activities and prevent falls, which can lead to disability.

Inspired by Active Aging Week, this event aims to help anyone 55+ find activities and support to live a healthy lifestyle so they can extend their years of ability and independence. The event is just one way the Wellness Institute supports healthy aging and community health.

To help support events like this, please consider a charitable donation to the Wellness Future Fund.

An ICAA Recognized Event

The Wellness Institute has been recognized by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) with an award for it's positive representation of older adults in media/advertising. The 2017 event was also featured in the ICAA magazine as an example for Active Aging Week activities for the community.

Read the Article

Thank-you to our 2018 Sponsors

Glen Eden Logo (Jan 2016)