Challenge your body and mind through Sparwood's seniors' activities and recreation programs

Seniors can also learn about the Age-Friendly Community Plan and the benefits being implemented today and in the future to ensure their well-being is a top priority. 

  • Get up and moving with the 55+ programs & events held at the Sparwood Leisure Centre.

    All program and fee information can be found in the Sparwood Leisure Guide.

    Health Matters Circuit:
    This 3 month program is aimed at people rehabilitating from injury or disease and/ or new to exercise. To qualify for this program you must be assessed and referred by a Physiotherapist. 

    Prescription for Health:
    Sparwood is committed to enhancing the overall health of the community. The Sparwood Leisure Centre is now offering a 3 month discounted access pass with a prescription for health from your healthcare provider or pharmacist. This pass will allow access to Gentle Fit, Aquafit, Lane Swim and the Fitness Centre.

    Gentle Fit:
    This low intensity class is designed for seniors and individuals with, or recovering from, muscle or joint injuries. 

    Participants can pace themselves to enjoy a medium/high intensity workout combining a mixture of cardiovascular exercise, strength training and stretching. (Child minding in tot pool for children 3 yrs +). 

    Pickleball is the fastest growing racquet sport in North America, it combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Come join us at the FJM Gym with clean, dry, non-marking shoes, we will supply everything else! Never played? The first Wednesday of each month is FREE.

  • Join the Seniors for luncheons, guest speakers and special events such as the seniors light tour to start off the Christmas season.

    Make new friends and learn new skills. This group makes perogies, cabbage rolls, pies etc. to sell as a fundraiser at the Farmers Market and other social events, they also cater small get togethers. 

    Card Games & More:
    Join the seniors in the community during the afternoon for Cribbage, Wii Games, Billiards or play the classic trick-taking card game Whist.

    A great way to meet new people and socialize, join others with artistic talents in card making, sewing and other crafts. 

    Floor Curling:
    Get out, keep active and socialize. The game of Floor Curling resembles the game of ice curling.

    The Seniors Centre organizes a wide variety of other events and activities. Our latest Leisure Guide has up to date contact information for the Seniors' Centre.

  • Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exercise.

    The District of Sparwood and Interior Health have worked together to create Rehabilitation Partnership Program. Please see the complete brochure for more information on Fit for Health. 

    Health Matters:

    This 3 month program is designed for people rehabilitating from injury or disease and/or those who are new to exercise. Under the direct supervision of a Physiotherapist participants will be guided through either a circuit class or gym class. To help in your recovery your program will include access to the Leisure Centre’s Gentle Fit and Aqua Fit classes as well as access to our Lane Swims and Fitness Centre.

    Prescription for Health:

    Has your Doctor, Pharmacist or Health Care Practitioner recommended exercise as part of your medical treatment? Sparwood is committed to helping people recover from illness, injury and improve their overall health and wellbeing. The Leisure Centre is now accepting a “Prescription for Health” from your Doctor, Pharmacist or Health Care Provider. Simply bring in your prescription for exercise to the Leisure Centre and you can receive three months of discounted access to our Gentle Fit, Aqua Fit and Drop in Fitness Classes as well as access to our Lane Swims and Fitness Centre for three months.

  • What is an age-friendly community plan?

    The Sparwood Age-Friendly Plan is a community-owned plan, based on input and ideas from Sparwood residents. Making Sparwood age-friendly is a shared responsibility of all community members. Commitment and action by many partners will be necessary to achieve this objective.

    An age-friendly community not only improves the quality of life for seniors, it also creates a more inclusive, safe and accessible community for everyone, including people with disabilities and families with young children.

    Click here to learn more about this plan.