For many, the transition from August to September is a time of change. For families with school aged children, it marks the return to school or post-secondary institutions. For others, the change is marked by cooler weather and fewer hours of sunlight. It can also be a chance to seek out new healthy habits and active living programs in your community.
This month, the Town of Halton Hills launches a full slate of fall recreation programs. In the early years, Parent & Tot programs serve families with children as young as four months old. School-aged children can sign up for swimming lessons, dance classes or sports instruction programs to learn skills in volleyball and basketball. Youth Centres in Acton and Georgetown specialize in programs for youth ages 12-24 years and have drop-in hours Monday-Friday. Adults have a variety of program choices in fitness, aquatics, and skating. Adults 50+ will find organized programs at the Hillsview Active Living Centres.
While the health benefits of staying active are obvious, recreation programs can be a way to stay socially connected outside the home. For many, it can be challenging to find ways to meet new people and develop a sense of connectedness in the community. Taking a program can open the door to new connections that improve not just physical health but mental health as well.
Registration is easy! Start by visiting haltonhills.ca/register and creating a new online family profile. From here you can filter programs by age, category, location, or weekday. Choose the program that suits you best and complete your transaction online. If you prefer, staff are available by phone at 905-873-2600 ext. 2275 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, by email at [email protected], or by visiting the recreation facility of your choice.