Active Aging Day 2018
Free 55+ Event
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!
See our activities below or:
Register by phone at 204-632-3900
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.
- 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
9:30am - 2:00pm
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.
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.
Thank-you to our 2018 Sponsors