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 Classes

Aqua fitness classes are now being offered at Carmody and Lakewood Link Recreation Centers! You must pre-register for a class up to 7 days in advance.

Aqua fitness is a great low-impact way to stay fit and active. Most classes are free for SilverSneakers and other insurance-based members.

View Aqua Fitness Details


Lap Swim and Water Walking

Lap swim, water walking and exercise reservations are being offered at Carmody Recreation Center and Link Recreation Center pools by reservation.

Visit Lakewood.org/Carmody or Lakewood.org/Link to view details and make a reservation.


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 now 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

In-person and virtual arts classes are now being offered. Follow links below to view class listings and register.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Crafts and Sewing
Stained Glass  History Music 
Painting and Watercolor Pottery Silversmithing  Woodcarving (not currently being offered)
Writing    

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.

Technology skills are becoming even more important in modern communication. Learn the basics of smart phones, computers and much more with our technology classes.

View Technology Classes

Dance

DANCE CLASSES

Dance classes are currently being offered by the Clements Community Center and the Lakewood Cultural Center.

Some classes, such as Cardio, Western and Belly dance at Clements Center are free for SilverSneakers members.

View Dance Class List


SATURDAY NIGHT DANCES 

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

In-person and virtual classes are currently being offered at Clements Center and recreation centers. View the class lists by following the links below.

View Schedules and Register

Classes now available!

General admission fitness classes are being offered at recreation centers and Clements Community Center. IMPORTANT: You must pre-register before attending a class. For assistance, call 303-987-7800.

View Classes & Register

Carmody and the Link are offering classes Monday-Friday with pre-registration. Pre-registration is allowed up to 7 days in advance of the class. Follow the button below to view schedules and register.

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The calendar below is not currently being utilized due to our reservation system.

Follow the button above to view class options and pre-register for classes.

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 (NOT OFFERED)

Drop-in and free ongoing activities are not currently being offered.

Attend free virtual socials by visiting Lakewood.org/Clements.


Free Activities
(NOT CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED)

HORSESHOE PITS

The Clements Community Center has two horseshoe pits ready for action. Shoe rental is free.
See the front desk to check out the equipment.

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

Join us at 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Clements Community Center. View the movie schedule via the Clements Activity Calendar.
For upcoming movie titles, please call The Clements Community Center at 303-987-4820

SEWING GROUP

This group makes items for nursing homes such as adult clothing protectors, walker bags and lap robes, plus layette items such as receiving blankets, gowns and pajamas. Donations of fabric and yarn are welcome.
Meets every Tuesday except holidays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call Arlene at 303-986-7921


Drop-In Activities
(NOT CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED)

CLEMENTS MENS CLUB

Men over age 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.

Duplicate Bridge*

Drop-in with your partner for an afternoon of duplicate bridge. You must have a partner to play!
Meets every Wednesday except holidays, 11:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

*The fee for this program is $3.

Friday Afternoon Social Bridge

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. Passholder card of a $2 drop-in fee is required. Beverages will be provided for a donation.
Meets every Friday except holidays, Noon-3:30 p.m.

Drop-in Figure Drawing 

Thursdays evenings Sept. 5-Dec. 12, 6:15-9:15 p.m.
Located at Washington Heights Arts Center
$9 drop-in fee

MahJONG

Experienced players are invited to come to play this ancient game. Meets every Monday except holidays, Noon-4 p.m.

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.

RADIO CLUB

Come join other amateur radio enthusiasts for a weekly discussion. Meets every Monday except holidays, 9-11 a.m.

Sidepockets/Billiards

Everyone age 55 and older is welcome to drop in for a game of billiards

Fee: $2 per day, $15 monthly pass, $60 annual pass (free for SilverSneakers® members)
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Table Tennis

Follow the bouncing ball to a friendly game of table tennis. All experience levels are welcome.
Meets every Wednesday except holidays, 1-4 p.m. and Fridays except holidays, 1-3 p.m.

*All activities are held at the Clements Community Center unless otherwise noted. Drop-in activities require a payment of $2 for each meeting or the purchase of a pass holder card for a fee of $30/$35 nonresident. No fees for SilverSneakers members.

 

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor programs are now being offered in the local area.

The city offers outdoor group activities and programs based on time of year. 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 classes are being offered at Clements Community Center.

View full details by visiting Lakewood.org/Clements.

Cards and Games Creative Writing  CPR and First Aid (not currently being offered) Learning at Lunch (not currently being offered)
Water Safety and Lifeguard (not currently being offered) Smart Driver: AARP
Call 303-987-4820 for details
   

 

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. Two indoor pickleball courts will open mid-October.

For full details and to make a reservation for indoor courts, visit the pickleball and tennis webpage.

 Visit Pickleball Webpage

Travel

Some travel programs are being offered, however transportation is not provided.

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

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.