Older Adult Programs and Activities

Three skiers during a day trip


The city offers a variety of classes, day trips, drop-in and free groups for those ages 55+. Most activities are offered at the Clements Community Center or the city's recreation centers. Transportation is available to ages 60+ via Lakewood Rides

Financial assistance is available via the Lakewood Possibilities Fund

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To view current offerings, browse the sections above or visit Lakewood.org/Register.

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Aqua Fitness

Aqua fitness is a great low-impact way to stay fit and active! A variety of classes are now being offered on a drop-in basis. Most classes are free for SilverSneakers and insurance-based members. View the schedule and details via the button below.

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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 Tom Rosinski at 720-963-5363 for more information or visit Lakewood.org/AdultSwim.

U.S. Masters Swimming: Lakewood Dawgs
Green Mountain Swim Club
Foothills Swim Team
Underwater Hockey Club


Arts and History


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  


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




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 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

All classes are available on a drop-in basis; view the schedule below to plan your visit. GlideFit classes require a separate fee.

The city offers a variety of health and wellness services to older adults. Activities take place at the Clements Center, unless otherwise noted. Pickleball and racquetball are offered at select recreation centers.

Meet with a Wellness Advisor

The city's Community Wellness Advisors can help you with wellness opportunities offered throughout Lakewood. If you have questions or want to sign up for an appointment, please contact Polly Zimmerman.

Phone: 303-987-4807 
Email: polzim@lakewood.org


Balance and Strength
(Essentrics, N'Balance and more)
Brain Gym Hot Lunch Program 
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. Visit the fitness and wellness page to browse 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.


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:


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Radio Club
    Come join other amateur radio enthusiasts for a weekly discussion.
    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.


  • 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 1-3:30 p.m.


  • 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. 
    Meets every Friday except holidays, 1-3 p.m.

Free 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.  


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


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. For more information, contact Arlene at 303-986-7921.
Meets every Tuesday except holidays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


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.


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.



Sport Leagues

If you have questions regarding senior sports, contact Sports Programmer Ray Hilger at rhilger@lakewood.org or 303-987-5404.


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

 Pickleball and Tennis



No upcoming programs at this time.

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.


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.