Specialized Programs

Leisure Access Swim Sundays

From 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This swim time is a great opportunity for individuals with disAbilities to enjoy the freedom of the water with their friends and families. For those who require assistance there are two lift/sling systems, two adjustable beds and a pool cart for use in the wheelchair accessible change rooms. Just ask at the front desk.

Children: Empowerment from Karate (7 yrs+)

For individuals with physical disabilities, this martial arts course focuses on mental discipline, adaptability, self-defense and strength from accomplishment.

Shotokan Karate: Empowerment

Youth: Active Living Youth Drop-in

An innovative approach to working with children and youth with physical and cognitive disabilities. A partnership with the West Vancouver School District, the program recognizes the connection between motor skill development and readiness for acquisition of other skills. There are two Active Living Youth programs: one in gymnastics and another in aquatics.

Active Living Youth

Youth: Empowerment from Karate

For individuals with physical disabilities, this martial arts course focuses on mental discipline, adaptability, self-defense and strength from accomplishment.

Shotokan Karate: Empowerment

Adult: Arthrocize (18 years +)

Water exercise ideal for individuals with arthritis, osteoporosis, or physical limitations.

Arthrocize

Adult: Aqua Rehab

Slow moving class designed for individuals with neurological conditions such as Polio, Stroke and MS.

Aqua Rehab

Adult: Better Bones

Improve the strength of your bones and reduce the risk of falling and fractures. Classes occur under the supervision of a BCRPA Registered Personal Trainer.

Better Bones

Adult: Creative Expressions Activity Program

Many scientific studies recommend creative expression activities for seniors with dementia and for those seniors wanting to prevent the onset of dementia. The SAC will be partnering with Dr. Dalia Gottlieb-Tanaka to present the Creative Expressions Activities Program.

Creative Expressions Activity Program

Adult: Dance for Parkinson's

Explore movement and music in an enjoyable, safe, and creative class for people living with Parkinson's disease. Affiliated with the world renowned Dance for Parkinson’s program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group in New York.

Dance for Parkinson's

Adult: Empowerment from Karate

For individuals with physical disabilities, this martial arts course focuses on mental discipline, adaptability, self-defense and strength from accomplishment.

Shotokan Karate: Empowerment

Adult: Healthy Heart

Designed for people who have had a heart attack or recent heart surgery.

Healthy Heart

Adult: Joint Replacement

A rehabilitation program for individuals who are awaiting, or who have had, joint replacement surgery. Improve strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.

Joint Replacement

Adult: Osteofit and Bones & Balance

These courses are designed for individuals with osteoporosis and focuses on small movements and light resistance training.

OsteoFit Level 1

OsteoFit Level 2

Bones & Balance

Adult: Therapeutic Yoga & Ball (19 yrs+)

Ideal for those recovering from injury, illness, surgery, managing pain or living with chronic illness.

Therapeutic Yoga & Ball (19 yrs+)

Get Involved

If you have a disability and want to make a positive contribution to your community, join the North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (ACDI). 

The ACDI advises the three North Shore municipalities on issues affecting people with disAbilities, responding to requests from Council and staff and making recommendations that promote, develop and sustain an accessible community, free of physical and social barriers. The ACDI is a way of being active, contributing to a more accessible North Shore and participating in events that raise awareness about accessibility issues. 

For more information, contact the Committee Clerk.

604-990-2407

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