Older Adult Programs and Activities

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Overview

The city offers many activities for those age 55+ to keep minds sharp and bodies active.

Most activities are offered at the Clements Community Center or the city's Recreation Centers. Transportation is available to ages 60+ via Lakewood Rides

REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS

We are now offering in-person and virtual classes, as well as outdoor activities in the local area. To view offerings, browse these sections or visit the Older Adult section on Lakewood.org/Register.

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Aquatics

Aqua Fitness

Aqua fitness is a great low-impact way to stay fit and active! A variety of classes are now being offered at indoor and outdoor pools. Reservations are not needed. Most classes are free for SilverSneakers and insurance-based members

View Aqua Fitness Details


Lap Swim and Water Walking

Lap swim, water walking and open swim are available at indoor and outdoor pools throughout city recreation centers and at some parks.

Visit Lakewood.org/Pools for location listings and schedules. A reservation is not needed.


Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons are not currently being offered.

  • Fundamentals
    Acquire basic swimming skills and comfort in water. No prior swimming experience needed.
  • Development
    Must have completed fundamentals class or can demonstrate skills acquired in fundamentals. Front and back crawl
  • Refinement
    Must have completed development class or can demonstrate skills acquired in development. Refine strokes so participants can swim with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.


Swim Teams

Some swim teams are being offered. Contact Hillary Osmack at 303-987-7836 for more information.

U.S. Masters Swimming: Lakewood Dawgs
303-987-7836
Green Mountain Swim Club
303-985-5880
Foothills Swim Team
303-988-7060
Underwater Hockey Club
303-838-2309

 

Arts and History

VIEW PROGRAMS BY TYPE

Crafts and Sewing (drop-in also available)
Stained Glass History Music 
Painting and Watercolor Pottery Silversmithing  Woodcarving (drop-in also available)
Creative Writing Mah Jongg (drop-in also available)  Workshops  

RESERVE ARTS STUDIO TIME

Washington Heights Arts Center is offering self-guided pottery studio time for current students. Visit Lakewood.org/WashingtonHeights to sign up.

Computers and Technology

Zoom assistance is currently being offered; no technology classes are being held at this time.

Schedule Zoom assistance by emailing DanPet@Lakewood.org or calling Clements Center at 303-987-4820.

 

Dance

DANCE CLASSES

Dance classes are offered at the Clements Community Center and the Lakewood Cultural Center. Cardio (now called Move With the Beat) and Western Line Dance at Clements Center are offered at a discount to SilverSneakers and Renew Active members.

View Dance Class List


SATURDAY NIGHT DANCES AT CLEMENTS CENTER

Saturday Night Dances are not currently being offered.

Saturday Night Dances are typically offered on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7-10 p.m. at the Clements Community Center. Cost is $7/person.

View the schedule on the Clements Center calendar.

 

Fitness and Wellness

A variety of in-person, outdoor and virtual classes are offered at the Clements Center, recreation centers and the Fitness Court in Addenbrooke Park. View the class lists by following the links below.

View Schedules and Register

General admission fitness classes are being offered at recreation centers and Clements Community Center. IMPORTANT: Pre-registration is required. To register over the phone, call 720-963-5360.

View the Class List

Pre-registration is no longer required for these classes. View the schedule below to plan your visit. 

VIEW CLASSES BY TYPE:

Balance and Strength
(Essentrics, N'Balance and more)
Brain Gym Hot Lunch Program 
(home delivery only; dining site closed)
Learning at Lunch Series  (not being offered)
Personal Training  QiGong Tai Chi Yoga and Pilates

 

Insurance-Based Memberships

Insurance-based memberships, like SilverSneakers, give great perks to encourage adults and older adults to stay active. Please check with your insurance provider to see if you are eligible.

Benefits include free admission to recreation centers, free general admission fitness classes, most aqua fitness classes for free, and a discount on registration fitness classes. Fitness classes take place at recreation centers and Clements Community Center. View the fitness class calendar to view offerings.

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Drop-In and Free Activities

These activities take place at Clements Community Center. For questions, call 303-987-4820.

Drop-in Activities

The following drop-in activities have resumed. View details and schedules below.

Cost

No fee for SilverSneakers and Renew Active members. All drop-in activities require a payment of $2 for each meeting or the purchase of a passholder card ($30 residents, $35 nonresidents). A passholder card is good for one year from the date of purchase and good for all drop-in activities. Purchase a card in-person at Clements Center or call 303-987-4820.

Drop-in programs schedule:

MONDAY-FRIDAY

  • SidePockets billiards and cards
    Everyone age 55+ is welcome to drop in for a game of billiards or cards.
    8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
    Fee: $2/day or $60/year. Free for SilverSneakers and Renew Active members.

MONDAY

  • Clements Men's Club
    Men 55+ are cordially invited to attend weekly meetings where fellowship and helping the community are important. Drop in and meet some new friends! 
    Meets every Monday except holidays, 9-11 a.m.

  • MahJongg
    Experienced players are invited to come to play this ancient game.
    Meets every Monday except holidays, 12:15-4 p.m.

  • Table Tennis
    Follow the bouncing ball to a friendly game of table tennis. All experience levels are welcome.
    1-3 p.m., except on the third Monday of the month.

WEDNESDAY

  • Needlecraft Social
    If you like to do handwork, share time with others and enjoy a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, please join us on Wednesday mornings. We cross-stitch, crochet, knit and tat. 
    Meets every Wednesday except holidays, 9-11:30 a.m.

  • Table Tennis
    Follow the bouncing ball to a friendly game of table tennis. All experience levels are welcome.
    1-3 p.m.

  • Woodcarving
    9-11:30 a.m., and 1-1:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

  • Friday Afternoon Social Bridge
    (RESUMES FRIDAY, JUNE 11)

    Contract bridge is played with a change of partners every four hands. You will meet a host of new friends with a strong common bond: the game of bridge. No partner necessary. 
    Meets every Friday except holidays, 1-3:30 p.m.

Free Activities

LOUNGE ACTIVITIES

The free senior lounge located in Clements Community Center is always open for friendly board games or cards. Work on a needlecraft project or a jigsaw puzzle. A lending library of books and magazines is available as well as vending machines.  

MONDAY AFTERNOON MOVIES

Returning in July!

Join us at Clements Community Center on the third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. for a free movie. Due to space constraints, a reservation is required. Call 303-987-4820 or stop into Clements Center to grab your spot.

View the movie schedule

 

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor group activities are offered throughout the year. Some activities are led by Bear Creek Lake Park rangers; others are led by staff at Clements Community Center. Follow the links below to view schedules and register for programs.

WEATHER HOTLINE

In the event of inclement weather, please call the weather hotline at 303-987-4831.

Special Interest

Some programs are being offered. Follow links or directions below to view any upcoming programs.

 

Sports

Sport Leagues

If you have questions regarding senior sports, contact Sports Coordinator Kyle Parker at kylpar@lakewood.org or 303-987-4804.


PicklebalL AND TENNIS

Outdoor courts are open and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Indoor pickleball courts are available via reservation only. For details, visit the pickleball and tennis webpage via the link below.

 Pickleball and Tennis

Travel

Get out and about with other older adults and leave the planning to us. Day hikes, concerts and plays, scenic tours and more with the Clements Community Center travel program.

IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION DETAILS:

Some travel programs depart from Clements Center and provide transportation. Some meet on location; no transportation provided. As you browse upcoming trips, please read the details carefully before registering. 

View Upcoming Programs

Receive the Latest Travel Updates:

The city's 24-hour travel hotline is always updated with newly-scheduled trips. Call 303-987-7011 for the latest info.