Adults 55+

The Town of Banff has declared a State of Local Emergency as of 5 p.m. November 25, 2020. Learn more https://banff.ca/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1317.

In efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19, starting November 27th, The Fenlands, 101 Bear and Town Hall will be closed to the public and in-person recreational programs have also been postponed, including those offered by our community partners at those sites. The Town had re-activated the www.banff.ca/active webpage which has up-to-date information and resources for the Banff Public Library, local online classes, ideas and activities to do outdoors with your family and more. 

The Town of Banff’s Out of School Club and Into the Wild afterschool childcare programs continue and are strictly adhering to provincial and municipal COVID-19 safety guidance.  In addition, our Settlement Services team continues to provide online and phone support for clients. To register for afterschool care or to speak to someone from our Settlement team, e-mail community.services@banff.ca or call 403.762.1251.

For information and resources for essential services such as food, shelter and mental well-being, please visit www.banff.ca/covidhelp

For any other questions or concerns, please e-mail help@banff.ca

Seniors SocietyFamily & Community Support Services in Banff strives to provide a high quality of life for all of our citizens.

A variety of programs, activities and events as well as support, assistance and resources are available to residents aged 55+.

Activities & Events

Big Red RideBig RED Ride

Enjoy a ride outside without the strain of too much pedaling. This four-person bike provides opportunities for greater levels of fitness, social connectivity, and it's a lot of fun.

The exercise intensity will be moderate since the bike has a battery-assist boost to help with hills, headwinds or heavier loads. A volunteer bike pilot will provide the majority of the pedal power and there are options for riders to come for a gentle cruise to increase range of motion in their legs. The bike is fully adaptable for people with mobility issues or balance challenges.Participants can pedal as much (or as little) as they like. Helmets will be provided.

Registration

Rides are free, but registration is required. Call 403.762.1251 or email us to register. No medical referral needed.

Eligibility Criteria

This bike is for adults and specifically for Banff residents. The purpose of the program is to provide at risk and vulnerable populations in Banff with opportunities for greater fitness and social connectivity to improve both their physical and mental health.

Volunteer to Drive the Bike

We are looking to build a team of reliable, caring and dedicated individuals to pilot the bike. The Big Red Ride runs June 4 to September 27 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Perquisites for volunteers:

  • Must be very comfortable riding a bike
  • Have a working cell phone
  • Enjoy working with our senior population
  • Be able to commit to 5 rides
  • Be able to attend 2 to 3 training sessions in mid May

To volunteer, email Sue Smythe.

The Big RED Ride is a partnership between the Bow Valley Primary Care Network, the Town of Banff and Covenant Health.

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