Older Adult Programs and Activities

Three skiers during a day trip


The city offers many activities for those age 55 and better to keep minds sharp and bodies active. Browse through the sections above to view a list of offerings. Most activities are offered at the Clements Community Center or the city's Recreation Centers.

Free transportation is available to ages 60+ via Lakewood Rides

Register for Programs

Two ways to register online:
1. Follow activity code links in the latest Live the Life catalog.
2. Follow the links within these sections. 

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Aqua Fitness

A low-impact way to stay fit and active. Aqua Fitness Schedule & Info.

Lap and Open Swim 

For lap and open swim times, view city pool schedules.

Swimming Lessons

  • 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

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


Arts and History

Class Descriptions

View current class schedules and descriptions in the latest Community Connection catalog.


Crafts and Sewing Glass History Music
Painting Pottery Silversmithing Woodcarving

Computers and Technology

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 classes are offered at Clements Community Center and Lakewood Cultural Center.

Dance at Clements Center


Saturday Night Dances are 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.


Ballroom Belly Dance Cardio Western 

Dance Classes at Lakewood Cultural Center

Visit the Adult Dance page for full details and a class list.

Fitness and Wellness

A variety of Older Adult Health and Wellness services, as well as fitness activities, are offered at the city's recreation centers and Clements Community Center. 

View Schedules and Register

Classes start July 6 

Starting July 6, general admission/drop-in fitness will be offered at Carmody Recreation Center.

IMPORTANT: You must pre-register before attending a class.

View Class List

Classes are not being offered at this time. 

GlideFIT Classes:  2020 drop-in schedule.

Balance and Strength 
(Essentrics, N'Balance and more)
Brain Gym Hot Lunch Program   Learning at Lunch Series
Personal Training     QiGong  Tai Chi Yoga

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

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.

Free Activities


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


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  


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


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.


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


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.


Outdoor Recreation

The city offers outdoor group activities and programs based on time of year. Follow the links below to register for programs. 

Weather Hotline

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


New for 2020: Birding

Ski and Snowshoe Trips (January-March)

Thursday Walks in the Woods

Moderate and Upper Level Hikes



Sport Leagues

Senior Softball
Visit the Colorado Senior Softball website to browse league options and registration details.

Senior Volleyball
Visit the Colorado Senior Volleyball Association website for details and registration.

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


To learn more about pickleball, including court locations and schedules, visit the city's pickleball page.


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 Trips

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.