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Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.6371

We offer a variety of senior programming for ages 55+ at three facilities within College Station. The Lincoln Recreation Center, Meyer Senior and Community Center, and Southwood Community Center serve as a gathering space to participate in fun activities such as line dancing, arts and crafts, book club, and more. 

WINTER & SPRING SCHEDULE

    MEMBERSHIPS
    Memberships are for ages 55 and older and can be used for senior programming at the Meyer Senior and Community Center, Southwood Community Center, and the Lincoln Recreation Center. Memberships can be purchased in person at the facilities or by calling 979.764.2670 and are good for one calendar year from the date of purchase. Programs marked "membership" are free to those with a facility membership. 

    ANNUAL
    Resident • $27
    Non-Resident • $32

    DAILY
    Resident • $3
    Non-Resident • $5
    LINCOLN RECREATION CENTER
    ADDRESS: 1000 Eleanor St.
    PHONE NUMBER: 979.764.3779
    CLOSED: Nov. 20-26, Dec. 18-29, Jan. 1 & 15, March 15 & 29, May 27

    WEEKLY

    FITNESS CENTER & WALKING 

    Use the treadmill or elliptical or get your steps in by walking outdoors under the covered pavilion while listening to oldies music. The fitness center has cardio machines, a weight-training circuit, single-station machines, and free-weight equipment such as benches, barbells, and dumbbells. Enjoy the fitness center by registering as a senior member.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 9-10 a.m.

    TABLE GAMES
    Enjoy board games, cards, spades, and dominoes.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    COFFEE & CHAT
    Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and discuss current events.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 9-9:30 a.m.

    WALKING CLUB
    Bring a friend to walk in the gym and record the weekly laps.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon., Wed., & Fri. • Weekly • 9:15-10 a.m.

    INTRODUCTION TO SCRAPBOOKING
    Interested in learning to preserve memories using decorative paper and craft materials? Join our creative crafters' group to master scrapbooking basics with laughter and fellowship. Limited supplies available.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon. • Weekly • 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

    HOT LUNCH
    A healthy, well-balanced lunch is provided daily. Enjoy the meals with the approved client intake form.
     
    Ages 60+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • Weekly • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  

    FOREVERSIZE 
    The class encourages healthy lifestyle practices while exercising to your favorite tunes. Exercises accommodate all abilities and focus on strength, balance, and endurance.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 10-11 a.m.

    BODY & BRAIN GAMES
    Have fun while building your fine and gross motor skills.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 11-11:45 a.m.

    BINGO 
    Test your luck and meet new people with a friendly game of bingo. Prizes are awarded.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Weekly • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    MONTHLY

    BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING
    Measure your blood pressure to help your healthcare team diagnose health problems or early warning signs.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st. Wed. • Monthly • 9-10 a.m.

    SOUL LINE DANCE CLASS
    Discover a fun and exciting way to improve your health through dance. Learn lively line dancing steps to old school and R&B songs while burning calories.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st Wed. • Monthly • 12-1 p.m.

    MOTIVATIONAL MOMENTS
    Hear inspiring words that motivate, encourage, and stimulate your mind.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st Thu. • Monthly • 9:15-10 a.m.

    MOVIE & POPCORN
    Enjoy newly released films and popcorn with friends.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st Fri. • Monthly • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    GAME DAY
    Test your dominoes, spades, hearts, bid whiz, and other skills - singles and partners are welcome! The first Friday of the month is a challenge day, and we'll host a tournament on the third Friday.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st & 3rd Fri. • Monthly • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    ARTS & CRAFTS 
    Experience the benefits of arts and crafts as you stimulate your senses, boost your mood, and spark positive memories. Each class has an engaging and fun theme. 

    Ages 55+ • Free • 2nd. & 4th Wed. • Monthly • 9:30-11 a.m.

    BE WELL, LIVE WELL
    The program on healthy aging presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension shows you how to reduce disease risks, engage in a healthy lifestyle, increase cognition, and enhance physical abilities. Each session features a new topic.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 4th Thu. • Monthly • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTIES

    Celebrate monthly themed birthdays with fun activities using motor skills.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Last Fri. • Monthly • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
     
    SPECIAL PROGRAMS

    SENIORS NIGHT: DANCING & GAMES
    Put on your spring fling attire and lace up your dancing boots! Enjoy an evening of dancing to country music and oldies from the 1960s to the 1980s, or join in a game of cards, board games, or dominoes.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • March 22 • 7-9:30 p.m.
    MEYER SENIOR & COMMUNITY CENTER
    ADDRESS: 2275 Dartmouth St.
    PHONE NUMBER: 979.764.2670
    CLOSED: Nov. 23-26, Dec. 18-31, Jan. 1 & 15, March 29-31

    WEEKLY

    FOREVERSIZE
    The class is specially designed to encourage healthy lifestyle practices. Exercises accommodate all abilities and build strength, balance, and endurance.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. • Weekly • 9-10 a.m.

    42 DOMINOES
    Play the national game of Texas, 42 dominoes. Novices and experienced players alike enjoy the trick-taking game.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    SIT & FIT
    The gentle Sit & Fit exercises feature fat-burning aerobics and weightlifting using a chair for support.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon., Wed., & Thu. • Weekly • 10-11 a.m.

    RUMMIKUB
    Rummikub is a 2-4 player game that combines elements of the card game rummy and the tile game mahjong. Players create groups and runs of numbers using high-quality, durable tiles. The fun-loving group of seniors is always looking for new players.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    CLASSIC COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS JAM SESSION
    All musicians, regardless of experience level, are invited to participate. Country and bluegrass music fans are also welcome.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 12:30-3 p.m.

    NIA MOVING TO HEAL
    Nia Moving to Heal is a holistic movement class ideal for anyone who needs or wants to exercise while seated. Nia is a dynamic, conditioning, and healing fitness program designed to enhance our well-being. With simple rhythmic movements, this class not only conditions your body but also nurtures your mind. Created with influences from martial arts, dance, and healing practices, Nia delivers an energizing, engaging class that is enjoyable and uplifting.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly starting Jan. 30 • 1-1:45 p.m.

    HAND & FOOT CANASTA
    Enjoy a popular variation of the rummy-type game of Canasta played with 3-6 decks. Beginners and experienced players are invited.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 1-4 p.m.

    BRIDGE
    Beginners and experienced players are invited. No partner is needed.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. & Fri. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCING
    Intermediate Line Dancing is for dancers that want to challenge their ability or get in another hour of line dancing. Previous experience and knowledge of basic line dancing steps are required. 

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 10-11 a.m.

    MAH JONGG
    Mah Jongg is a game of strategy, skill, and calculation. Learn the basics with skilled players.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 1-4 p.m.

    LEARN TO PLAY TEXAS HOLD’EM POKER

    Become a pro at this classic card game through weekly educational sessions with seasoned players.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 1-4 p.m.

    INTERMEDIATE TAI CHI

    The Yang-style Tai Chi class teaches students advanced skills and forms not included at the beginner level. Ideal students will already have mastered basic skills and know Yang Form 16. The intermediate level focuses on longer forms and perfecting skills from the beginner-level class. The instructor assesses potential participants to ensure placement at the proper level based on skills and experience.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 2:30-3:30 p.m.

    BEGINNER TAI CHI

    The entry-level Yang-style Tai Chi course is designed for students of various skill levels. More knowledgeable students learn Form 16, while beginners focus on foundational movements until they can join more experienced students in Form 16. The course material covers balance and flexibility improvement, movement guidelines applicable to all Tai Chi styles, and Yang-style Tai Chi movements, which can be adapted if a participant has physical limitations.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    LEARN TO PLAY 42
    Become a pro at this classic domino game through weekly educational sessions with seasoned players.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    OPEN ART TIME

    Grab your art supplies and enjoy an unstructured environment to work on artistic projects with your peers. It's also a great place to learn from others interested in the same art.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 2-4 p.m.

    SHANGHAI RUMMY 
    Shanghai is a card game based on gin rummy and a variation of contract rummy played with 3-8 players. It's also known as California rummy. The new program welcomes all players or those wishing to learn.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Fri. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    BINGO
    Grab your cards and get ready to shout "Bingo!" before claiming your prize each Friday. Winning isn't promised, but having fun is guaranteed.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Fri. • Weekly • 12-1 p.m.

    OPEN GAME TIME
    Play games with your friends. 

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Fri. • Weekly • 1-4 p.m.

    SOCIAL SATURDAY'S
    Enjoy an afternoon with friends while playing games, cards, enjoying refreshments, or kicking back to watch sports together or swap books.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Sat. • Weekly • 1-4 p.m.

    MONTHLY


    BASIC JEWELRY MAKING 
    Learn to make basic earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, or repair broken jewelry. Instructors Joe, Linda, and Betty offer expertise and guidance. Participants are encouraged to bring beads.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • 2nd Thu. • Monthly • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    BUNCO
    Play a fun dice game with friends that requires players to roll dice to collect sets of matching numbers.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • 2nd & 4th Thu. • Monthly • 1-3 p.m.

    WEARABLE ARTS 
    The Brazos Valley Wearable Arts Organization aims to enhance our abilities in wearable art by providing a forum for members to learn, critique, and share ideas in an informal setting. We also bring in outside experts to expand our knowledge and provide an outlet for members. We have monthly meetings with planned programs, and visitors are welcome.  

    Ages 55+ • Free • 4th Tue. • Monthly • 2-3:30 p.m.

    MOVIE & POPCORN
    Enjoy films and popcorn with friends. 

    Ages 55+ • Membership • 3rd Fri. • Monthly • 1-3 p.m.

    SPECIAL PROGRAMS


    POTLUCK SOCIALS
    Bring a dish and enjoy food and friendship while listening to the Classic Country & Bluegrass Jam Session Musicians.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Select Tuesdays • Monthly • 12-1:30 p.m.

    Jan. 30 • Pizza Potluck
    Feb. 27 • Tex Mex Potluck   
    March 26 • Pizza Potluck   
    April 30 • Breakfast Potluck  

    BRIDGE TOURNAMENT • RSVP BY MARCH 15    Put your skills to the test while enjoying the game you love – bridge. Prizes and refreshments will be provided. RSVP participate by March 15 at the Meyer Center & Community Center or by calling 979.764.6270.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • March 20 • 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    SOUTHWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER
    ADDRESS1520 Rock Prairie Road
    PHONE NUMBER: 979.764.6351
    CLOSED: Nov. 23-26, Dec. 18-31, Jan. 1 & 15, March 29-31

    WEEKLY

    BEGINNING LINE DANCE  

    The fun workout is filled with energizing routines set to fabulous music and is designed to teach beginners the steps and terminology of line dancing.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. & Wed. • Weekly • 9-10 a.m. 

    ADVANCED BEGINNER LINE DANCE 
    The class is designed for beginners ready to move to the next level of line dancing with a fun, upbeat workout that introduces new choreography and step patterns. 

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. • Weekly •10-11 a.m.

    FOREVERSIZE
    The class is specially designed to encourage healthy lifestyle practices. Exercises accommodate all abilities and build strength, balance, and endurance. No class Jan. 1, 3, or 15.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. & Wed. • Weekly • 1-2:30 p.m.

    FIT SELF-DEFENSE 
    Condition your muscles, mind, and body while learning to defend yourself with physical and mental training ideal for all abilities. Instructor Jose Aponte has 28 years of uninterrupted training and experience in ITF taekwondo and is a sixth-degree black belt by the International Taekwondo Federation. 

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. & Wed. • Weekly • 3-3:45 p.m.

    ACTIVE SENIOR MEDITATION CLASS

    Explore the art of relaxation, stress relief, and embracing a state of flow through guided movements on your feet. This experience provides opportunities to unwind your body, calm your mind, and access the inner reservoir of strength within you. The class is meticulously designed to improve balance, agility, and energy in both body and mind. It imparts a fresh perspective on the spaciousness and expansion within your body and movements, emphasizing their role in promoting overall vitality and flow. Kalea Hartman, a Texas A&M graduate with a degree in Pre-Med Public Health, teaches the class.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 8-9 a.m.

    INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCING II
    Experienced and advanced line dancers are invited to learn new dances.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. & Fri. • Weekly • 9-10 a.m.

    COMPUTER & TECH CLASS
    Discover the fundamentals of computer usage, including emailing, navigating Microsoft Office programs, practicing internet safety, and computer maintenance. Space is limited, and skill levels are welcome.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 10-11 a.m.

    OPEN COMPUTER LAB TIME
    Are you looking for extra computer time? Following our computer and tech class, our computer lab is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Space is limited.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. & Thu. • Weekly • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

    GAME NIGHT
    Play games with your friends in a relaxing, after hours environment.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 6-9 p.m.

    BEGINNER YOGA 

    Beginner Yoga is a gentle, foundational yoga class featuring slow-paced stretching and simple breathing exercises. Learn relaxation techniques and beginner-level poses that inspire you to build your own practice and become comfortable with yoga. All levels are welcome, whether you are a seasoned yogi or a newcomer. Please bring a mat. 

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 7:30-8:30 a.m.

    HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION
    Explore simple yet effective relaxation techniques that can be easily integrated into your daily routine from the comfort of your home. During our sessions, you’ll quickly learn how to achieve genuine relaxation, embracing the lightness and joy of your true self through Heartfulness Meditation techniques. This silent meditation is practiced in an upright sitting position, and it may be helpful to have a journal at hand for your convenience. Linda Didsbury, an experienced cognition coach for children and adults since 2017, is the instructor for this class. With 14 years of certification as a Heartfulness Meditation Trainer, she provides free training for individuals seeking a personal experience of a heart-centered, self- development approach to meditation.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    GENTLE SENIOR MEDITATION CLASS
    Embark on a journey to relaxation and find your state of flow through gentle, guided movements, most of which are done while seated. This class offers you the chance to unwind your body, quiet your thoughts, and tap into the inner strength that resides within you. It’s a space where you can cultivate community with your peers and, more importantly, within yourself. Join us in this dedicated class that seeks to harmonize your physical and mental well-being, fostering increased agility in both body and mind. Kalea Hartman, a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Pre-Med Public Health, teaches this class.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Fri. • Weekly • 8-9 a.m.

    MONTHLY

    CHAIR VOLLEYBALL
    More fun than you can stand - while seated! The game is perfect for working on upper-body mobility and joint flexibility. It enhances muscle tone, reflexes, hand-eye coordination, and endurance. It is played with a beach ball and a net, and participants must remain seated.

    Ages 55+ • Membership 1st & 3rd Thu. • Monthly • 1-3 p.m.

    SENIOR ADVISORY GROUP

    The group collaborates with the Parks and Recreation Department to develop programs, events, and activities to serve seniors. Visitors are welcome.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 4th Thu. • Monthly • 8:30-9:30 a.m.

    SILVER SONGS KARAOKE
    Take a nostalgic trip back and enjoy some of your favorite songs from the 1940s to the 1970s. Be a star by singing or playing games and having a great time! We’ll supply water, soda, and popcorn.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 4th Thu. • Monthly • 4-6 p.m.

    SPECIAL PROGRAMS

    SENIORS NIGHT OUT: DANCING & GAMES
    Join us for an evening of dancing and games dressed in themed attire. Dance to country music and oldies from the 60s to the 80s, or play a game of cards, board games, or dominoes. Light refreshments are served, and registration isn't required.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Jan. 26 & April 26 • 6-9 p.m. • Country Western

    OTHER FACILITIES
    EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCHEONS • REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY BEFORE LUNCHEON
    The Historic Preservation Committee and Parks and Recreation Department present monthly lectures about our community's history. Attendance is free, but lunch is $10 per person. Lunch reservations are required by the Friday before the luncheon. You can reserve your lunch online, by calling 979.764.3486 or by visiting a parks facility. Payment is required at registration. 

    LECTURE TOPICS
    Jan. 17 • "History of Brazos County Sheriffs" by Vicki Smith-Dicky
    Feb. 21 • "History of Aggie Sports" by R.C. Slocum, Mark Johnson, John Thornton, & Alan Cannon
    March 20 • "College Station Southside 101" by Brad Lancaster
    April 17 • "CSISD History Students" by Caitlin Baumgarten

    All Ages • $10/lunch • 3rd Wed. • Monthly • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Larry J. Ringer Library

LINKS

SENIOR CALENDAR
Daily activities and events for seniors:  Link (PDF)

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