Join us for our
Active Aging Open House!

date: October 5th, 2022
time: 10:00am-2:00 pm
place: 1075 Leila Ave.

Celebrate Active Aging and doing the things you love.

Non-members are welcome!


As part of the event, we will have an Exhibitor area on one side of the gym floor with a lineup of great businesses and organizations targeted to your needs. On the other side of the gym floor, we will be having interactive games including floor curling, shuffleboard and urban poling organized and hosted by Active Aging in Manitoba!

These two events will take place from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Gather information, Get Assessed and Get Moving!

Gather Information

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lower-level gym floor
Connect with our lineup of businesses and organizations in your community and explore resources for your physical, mental and social well-being.

Cooking Demonstration
12:00 - 1:00pm
Wellness Room 1
Join our Registered Dietitian Hao-Yi Sim, for a cooking demonstration and take home some helpful tips and recipes.

Get Moving

Fun and Games with Active Aging in Manitoba
10:00am – 12:00 pm
Lower-Level Gym Floor

Join Active Aging in Manitoba for a selection of fun activities on the gym floor. Give shuffleboard or floor curling a try or grab a set of urban poles and learn how to incorporate them into your walking routine.

Stretch, Strengthen Lower-Level Gym Floor

Join a Wellness Consultant for a good stretch at 9:15 am, 11:15 am, and 1:15 pm or come for a full Stretch & Strength class at 10:15 am for simple exercises you can do with a resistance band. Consultants are experts in providing modifications if needed.

Spin Class
11:00 - 11:25 am
11:30 - 11:55 am
Lower-Level Gym Floor

Join Murray Chimilar for a Spin class that provides a high-energy workout that burns calories and improves endurance and strength. During this class participants will experience various terrain—such as hills that riders have to climb and roads to race down. Spin classes are suited for all fitness levels, and riders are encouraged to challenge themselves while still working at their own pace.

Zumba Gold
1:00 - 1:25 pm
Fitness Studio

Join Cecilia Goulet for Zumba Gold, geared for the active older adult, the beginner participant, and other special populations that may need modifications for success. Created to emphasize the basics, this explosive program is so easy to follow that people of any age can do it! This invigorating Latin-inspired, dance-fitness program includes Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Flamenco & Tango, guaranteed to provide the participants with a safe & effective total body workout.

1:30 - 2:00 pm
Fitness Studio

Join Cecilia Goulet for a PACE class focused on strength, endurance, mobility, core and flexibility. This class is designed for those with arthritis or limited mobility. PACE will help participants maintain or improve joint mobility, endurance, balance and coordination.

Gentle Chair Yoga
1:30 - 2:00pm
Lower-Level Gym Floor

Join Tiffany Skomro and move gently through meditative poses using a chair. Gentle chair yoga allows the practice of yoga to be accessible, low-impact and supportive. Chair yoga is beneficial for older adults, as well as those with limited mobility or recovering from an injury. There is no mat work and no stress on the knees or wrists.

About Active Aging

Inspired by Active Aging Week, this event aims to help anyone 55+ find 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 2022 Presenting Sponsor

and our 2022 Event Partner