Older Adult Programs

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To register for a program:

  • Copy the program code (e.g. 45570)
  • Go to the Roundhouse Park Board registration page and paste the program code into the ‘Search by keyword OR number’ field, then click the ‘Search’ button.
  • In order to register, you will need to create an account, if you don’t already have one.

Winter Registration  Thu Dec 8, 9am (online, in-person)  Fri Dec 9, 9am (phone)


ART


Roundhouse Choir: Back Pocket Songs (55+) 

The Back Pocket Songs Project focusses on group singing and the integration of the arts. Our approach is more campfire than cantata, with a repertoire of new and classic folk songs, as well as songs you bring to share. Presented in collaboration with the Arts & Health Project and Music on Main.
Tu | Feb 7-Mar 28 | 1-3pm | $10/8 sess | 85992 | 55+ | Room C
Instructor: Vanessa Richards

Watercolour Painting (19+) $9/drop-in
Learn basic watercolour experience in a loosely structured, enriching, and supportive studio setting. You will work on personal projects to develop your own voice and style. Bring your own supplies or email the instructor for supply list.
We | Jan 11-Mar 29 | 11am-1pm | $96/12 sess | 85030 | 19+ | Arts & Crafts Rm
Instructor: Bill Miloglav, baldozar@shaw.ca

Sketching & Drawing (25+) $9/drop-in
Develop your drawing skills with subjects, life drawing, landscapes, and more. Bring basic drawing supplies to the first class. Drop-ins welcome only if the class is not full.
Fr | Jan 13-Mar 31 | 1:15-3:15pm | $96/12 sess | 87581 | 25+ | Room C
Instructor: Edouard Beaudry

 


DANCE

 

Roundhouse Ageless Dancers (55+)    
Join MascallDance for an exploratory self-reflection. We ask why do we dance? What brings us here? What keeps us here? What traditions do we carry on? What do we leave behind? How do these diverse experiences and journeys shape us? Follow your imagination and find your own movement style. Improvise, explore the use of dance scores, composition, poetry, rhythms and storytelling. No dance experience necessary. Registration required. This project is funded by the Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation.
We | Jan 11-Mar 15 | 1-3pm | Free/10 sess | 85619 | 55+ | Dance St
Instructors: Jennifer Mascall & Nina Patel, www.mascalldance.ca

Latin & Swing Dance (16+) $18.75/drop-in
Have fun learning to dance swing, Latin, and ballroom with style and confidence. Join us in a fun and supportive atmosphere. No partner or experience required. Drop-ins are welcome if the class is not full.
We | Jan 18-Mar 29 | 8:15-9:45pm | $128.15/11 sess | 91740 | 16+ | Dance St
Instructor: Barney Lee & Trina Barclay

Line Dancing (55+)      $6.75/drop-in
Learn the elements of line dancing, a wonderful form of dance and fitness. Wear comfortable clothes and your dancing shoes. No experience required. Drop-ins are welcome if the class is not full.
Th | Jan 12-Mar 16 | 12:45-2pm | $62/10 sess | 84993 | 55+ | Dance St
Instructor: Phillis Lim

Ballroom Dance: Instruction & Social (55+)       $3.50/drop-in
Improve your balance and motivation, boost your memory, and meet new friends in a relaxed and social atmosphere. No partner or experience necessary. Drop-ins are welcome only if the class is not full.
Fr | Jan 13-Mar 24 | 1:45pm-3pm | $33/11 sess | 91743 | 55+ | Dance St
Instructor: Barney Lee and Trina Barclay

 


EDUCATION

 

Spanish: Beginner Level I (55+)   
Learn Spanish in a friendly and safe environment with an experienced instructor. No class Feb 13.
Mo | Jan 9-Mar 27 | 1-2:15pm | $82/12 sess | 91747 | 55+ | Room C
Instructor: Gloria Alonso

Care for the Caregiver (19+)
An information session designed to support adults who are caring for their aging parent(s). Topics include effective communication, dealing with dementia, senior housing and home care options, end of life planning, and the importance of self-care. The whole family is welcome. Registration required.
Tu | Mar 21 | 6:45-8pm | Free | 91747 | 19+ | Multimedia Room
Instructor: Home Instead Senior Care

Making your Relationship Work (19+)
If you are seeking a harmonious and long-lasting relationship, come learn science-based tools and insights for relationship improvement or repair. Based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman and led by registered clinical counsellors specializing in marriage and relationship counselling.
Mo | Mar 27 | 6:45-8:15pm | $12/1 sess | 92871 | 19+ | Multimedia Room
Instructor: Ishtar Beck & Gabriel Hinojosa

 


GROUP FITNESS

 

GROUP FITNESS PRICING
Participants must complete a PAR-Q form for health screening purposes.
Adult
$6/drop-in
$49/10-class pass
55+
$3.50/drop-in
$28/10-class pass

Gentle Fit (19+)    
Geared towards older adults looking for a lower-impact fitness class providing cardio, balance, and strength training for a whole-body workout. Increase fitness confidence and strength. Participants must complete a PAR-Q form for health screening. No class Feb 13.
Mo | Jan 9-Mar 27 | 11-11:45am | See sidebar/11 sess | 84975 | 19+ | Dance St
Instructor: Diana VanderVeen

Get Fit & Keep Fit (19+)   
Total body conditioning for all ages using the body ball, steps, weights, and bands. Space and equipment are limited. Class size is at the discretion of the instructor. Drop-ins are welcome only if the class is not full.
Tu | Jan 10-Mar 28 | 9:15-10:15am | See sidebar/12 sess | 84978 | 19+ | Dance St
Instructor: Harry Wong

Cardio Combo (19+)    
Geared towards older adults looking for a lower-impact fitness class providing cardio, balance, and strength training for a whole-body workout. Increase fitness confidence and strength working with bands. Participants must complete a PAR-Q form for health screening.
We | Jan 11-Mar 29 | 11:15am-12pm | See sidebar/12 sess | 84965 | 19+ | Room B
Instructor: Ferial Ahmadzadeh

Posture Perfect (19+)      
Geared towards older adults, this class includes a cardio warmup, weights, stability ball, spine work, and stretches. Strengthen the body to improve balance, agility, strength, and posture. Participants must complete a PAR-Q for health screening. Men and women are welcome. Drop-ins are welcome if the class is not full.
Th | Jan 12-Mar 30 | 11:15am-12pm | See sidebar/12 sess | 85003 | 19+ | Dance St
Instructor: Ferial Ahmadzadeh

Cardio Core (19+)               
Cardio Core brings your heart rate up and works your core through muscle conditioning. This class is geared towards active and fit older adults. Suitable for all ages. Drop-ins are welcome if the class is not full.
Fr | Jan 13-Mar 31 | 11-11:45am | See sidebar/12 sess | 84966 | 19+ | Dance St
Instructor: Edouard Beaudry

 


HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

Joint Mobility (45+)    
Men and women with arthritis, osteoporosis, and mobility issues learn how to keep their bodies moving and limber. This class is also great for those just starting an exercise program or recovering from an injury or stroke. No class Feb 13.
Mo | Jan 9-Mar 27 | 3:30-4:30pm | $41.25/11 sess | 91751 | 45+ | Dance St
Instructor: Keno Kinoshita

Osteofit (19+)             $4.50/drop-in
This specialized class is geared toward individuals with osteoporosis, arthritis, joint-mobility problems, or anyone who wants a lighter exercise routine using bands, weights, and chairs. Drop-ins are welcome only if the class is not full.
Fr | Jan 13-Mar 31 | 9:15 am-10:15 am | $45/12 sess | 91770 | 19+ | Dance St
Instructor: Keno Kinoshita

Walk & Roll Social (55+)              
Regular walking reduces heart disease, lowers cholesterol, and helps control body weight. Walk the Seawall in Yaletown with us, boost your health, and make fiends. Mixed abilities welcome. Arrive five minutes early for a prompt start. We will not walk in rainy weather.
Tu | Mar 7-28 | 11-11:45am | Free/4 sess | 85028 | 55+ | Café Lobby
Instructor: Diana VanderVeen

Morning Tai Chi & Yuen Gi Dance (55+)
Everyone is welcome to our friendly morning movement group. Energize your morning with tai chi exercise and Chinese-based dance. Volunteer instructors teach in Cantonese and English. Come enjoy this cultural experience doubling as exercise. Drop-ins are welcome only if the class is not full. No class Feb 13.
Mo-Fr | Jan 9-Mar 31 | 9:30-11am | Free/60 sess | 91775 | 55+ | Room B
Instructor: RH Volunteer

 


PILATES

 

Pilates for Beginners (55+) $6.75/drop-in
Pilates increases strength, balance, flexibility, muscle tone, stamina, and well being. This class is a fun and inviting senior’s program for men and women of all abilities. Movements are adaptable to suit your needs.
We | Jan 11-Mar 29 | 2:30-3:15pm | $75/12 sess | 85000 | 55+ | Room B
Instructor: Diana VanderVeen


SOCIAL


Bridge Instruction for Beginners (55+)  $5/drop-in
Participants will receive instruction in contact (standard) bridge from our volunteer, Kathleen. All equipment is provided. Must have a bridge playing experience to register. Drop-ins are welcome only if the class is not full.
Tu | Jan 10-Mar 28 | 5:30-7pm | $48/12 sess | 92142 | 55+ | Room A
Instructor: RH Volunteer

Bridge Drop-in (55+)  $2.75/drop-in | $10/10 class pass
Enjoy contact (standard) bridge with other experienced players. All equipment provided. This is a volunteer-run course welcoming our new volunteer Ward Hunting at the lead. You must register for this drop-in course. We will provide you will a 10-visit pass which the volunteer will punch at the start of the class.
Tu | Jan 10-Mar 28 | 7:05-9:50pm | See sidebar | 92141 | 55+ | Room A
Instructor: Ward Hunting

Open Mic (19+)    
Launch!is a fully accessible, experimental, and welcoming space for performers of all ages, abilities, and identifications, performing in any genre (if you can make it work in a small space with a Fender sound system, then bring it on!). Strict 6 minute max—except for our featured performer. Come early to pay at the front desk and then sign up. Limited spaces available.
Tu | Feb 7, Mar 7 | 7-9pm | By donation – $5 suggested/per sess | 92889 | 19+ | Multimedia
Instructor: Claire Robson

Mah Jong (55+)        
Mah jong is an ancient game played with a set of 136 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. Tables and pieces are provided. Must have experience with the game to play. Please register for this program. Monday class ends at 12:45 pm. No class Feb 13. Drop-ins are welcome only if the class is not full.
Mo | Jan 9-Mar 27 | 9am-12:45pm | Free/11 sess | 92144 | 55+ | Room A
Tu | Jan 10-Mar 28 | 9am-4 pm | Free/12 sess | 92144 | 55+ | Room A

Roundhouse Poetry Circle (55+)  
Discuss the poetry of major poets chosen by members of the group. Links to the poems are provided on the group’s website so that members may read and print them out in advance. The group meets the fourth Thursday of every month. You must register as space is limited.
Th | Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23 | 12:45-2:45 pm |
Free/3 sess | 92145 | 55+ | Multimedia Rm
Instructor: RH Volunteer, www.roundhousepoetrycircle.wordpress.com

 


YOGA


Gentle Yoga (55+)

Senior $9/drop-in | Adult $14.25/drop-in
Experience the joy of gentle hatha yoga. Focus on breath and meditation while improving body awareness, flexibility, and core strength. No class Feb 13. Drop-ins are welcome only if the class is not full.
Mo | Jan 9-Mar 20 | 9:30-11am | $115/10 sess | 84976 | 55+ | Room C
We | Jan 11-Mar 22 | 9:30-11am | $127/11 sess | 84977 | 55+ | Room C
Instructor: Natalia Nimetz

 


SPORTS

 

Pickleball Beginner (30+) $3.75/drop-in
Learn how to play pickleball, a fun and easy-to-learn game played on a badminton court with a lowered net, a whiffle ball, and large hand-held paddles. Two out of the four courts will be reserved for beginer players. Register to ensure your spot. Drop-ins are welcome only if the class is not full.
Fr | Jan 13-Mar 31 | 1:15-3:15pm | $39/12 sess | 92290 | 30+ | Gym
Instructor: Volunteer

Seniors Racquet Sports (55+)     
Seniors Racquet Sports Pricing
$2/55+ drop-in $13.50/10-visit pass
Mondays: mixed ages (19+)
$ 3/adult drop-in $23.50/10-visit pass

Bring your racquet to enjoy table tennis and badminton. Some knowledge and experience of table tennis is needed. The program is subject to the Roundhouse Code of Ethics. Only Monday is for mixed ages. Classes start the second week of January due to gym renovations. No class on Feb 13, Mar 13, 20.
Mo We F | Jan 9-Mar 31 | 9am-12pm | See sidebar | 92492 | 55+ | Gym
Instructor: RH Volunteer


SPECIAL EVENTS


Chinese New Year Lunch & Dance (55+)
Year of the Rooster. Join other members as we celebrate Chinese New Year with dancing and other festivities. We will be serving Chinese food.
Tu | Feb 7 | 12-2:30pm | $10/1 sess | 92146 | 55+ | Exhibition Hall