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Pub Night Kicks off New Event Series Targeting Active Older Adults

Bow Cliff Centre held a Wine & Cheese Social Focus Group on February 28th, with great feedback from attendees.

The group identified two categories: the things that scare us, and the things that we are looking forward to in retirement.

The things that scare us were centred around mobility, loneliness, and access to services. The things we look forward to were around socializing, learning, staying active.

The following video summarizes the need for this Focus Group, and some of the incentives Bow Cliff is initiating to bridge the gap in services for older adults.

We are welcoming all in the 40+ crowd to come out and enjoy our first event: Pub Night, held on March 18th. Tickets are on sale now, see below!

Irish Pub Night  at Bow Cliff Centre Friday, March 18, 2011  608 Poplar Road SW  Cocktails: 6:00pm            Dinner 6:30pm                   Games: 7:30pm  – 9:00pm

Pub Games: Dart Tournament, Poker, Wii Bowling,  plus more games & prizes!     Tickets: $12 Single, $20 Couple    Cash Bar   Limited Tickets, must be purchased in advance! Call 403-246-0390 or email info@bowcliffseniors.org

Exercise Classes tailored for Older Adults

Lynn teaches exercise class at Bow Cliff Centre tailored to the Active Older Adult. She starts with cardio to keep them active at their pace.

Lynn offers a wide variety of classes designed to suit the needs of her participants. In general, classes focus on functional fitness. All activities are designed to help people maintain their independence and make their daily lives easier and therefore more enjoyable. Social interaction is a very important component of emotional well being and group classes are a wonderful way to make new friends while getting fit.



The members work on muscle strengthening that you use for daily activities, helping with Fall Prevention, fine motor skills, and reflexes.


Lynn incorporates ball exercises that help with reflexes, and fine motor skills.
She helps members with muscle toning, along with challenging them with memory, and multitasking, for accident prevention.

Lynn uses a wide range of pieces of equipment with everything from rubber chickens to balls and balloons to present challenges for everyone.  Classes include cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, balance and coordination training and also amusing mental tasks to keep the grey matter stimulated.



Lynn also incorporates her dance moves for fun and keeping participants limber.  She challenges people with memory function, fine motor skills and memorizing patterns, all while doing the exercises.

Everyone is encouraged to participate at his/her own fitness level and within his/her own physical/health limitations.  It is never too late to improve your physical fitness. Muscles will get stronger when challenged. 

 Fall prevention is epidemic in the older adult population therefore the balance and coordination training are crucial in improving reflexes and helping people to become more agile. Whether you would prefer a gentle chair class or a more vigorous aerobics or dance class, Bow Cliff is the place to be.