Active Adult Programs and Activities

Senior Playing Volleyball

Overview

Lakewood offers a wealth of programs and activities designed to support an active lifestyle for adults 55 and beyond. Whether you crave meaningful connection and fellowship, seek to maintain your physical and mental well-being, or simply want to feel good and thrive, Lakewood offers something for everyone. From fitness classes and social gatherings to educational workshops and exciting day trips, Lakewood empowers you to connect, contribute, and live your life to the fullest.

Most activities are offered at the Clements Community Center or the city's recreation centers.

Register for programs

View Active Adult 55+ Online Catalog

Transportation

Available for ages 60+

Lakewood Rides

Financial assistance 
Available to residents

Lakewood Possibilities Fund

Resources
The Clements Community Center Reachout office provides information and referral to over 3,500 programs, including a “Benefits Check-up” for people ages 55 and older.

Clements Community Center Reachout office

Older Adult Wellness Fair

Services

Older Adult Services provides programs and support for ages 55+.

Older Adult Services

Aquatics/Swimming

View Aquatics/Swimming Online Catalog 

Aqua Fitness Classes

Aqua fitness is a low-impact, full-body exercise option. The city offers classes which are available on a drop-in basis indoors year-round and outdoors seasonally.

View the schedule via the link below.

View Aqua Fitness Schedule

View pricing and details here.

Aqua Fitness Information

Lap and Open Swim

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

Indoor pools at Carmody, Green Mountain and Link Recreation Center pools provide lap and open swim year-round. Outdoor pools at Morse and Glennon Heights Park provide seasonal swimming. View calendars via the links below.

Swim Lessons

Adult/older adult swimming lessons are not currently being offered.

Swim Teams

Some swim teams are being offered, including the Masters Swim Team, Lakewood Dawgs.

To view details and a practice schedule, visit the Adult Swimming webpage at Lakewood.org/AdultSwim

 

Arts and History

View Arts and History Online Catalog

Connect with fellow creatives through a wide variety of artforms. From painting and pottery to drawing and writing, programs take place at Washington Heights Arts Center, Lakewood Cultural Center, Heritage Lakewood, and Clements Community Center. Reservations for Studio Time are available at Washington Heights Arts Center.

Reserve Studio Time

Washington Heights Arts Center is offering self-guided pottery and fibers studio time for current students.

Visit Lakewood.org/WashingtonHeights to sign up.

Dance

Dance Online Catalog

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.

Drop-In and Free Activities

Active Adult Activity Online Catalog

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.
  • 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.

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 1-3:30 p.m.

Thursday

  •  Coloring Club

     2-4 p.m.

Friday

  • 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

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.  

Horseshoe Pits

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.

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

Monday Afternoon Movies

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. 

 

Fitness and Wellness

Fitness and Wellness Online Catalog

A variety of in-person, outdoor and virtual classes are offered for ages 55+ at Clements Community Center, recreation centers and outdoor Fitness Courts. View the class lists by following the links below. 

View Schedules and Register

Pre-registration is required. Classes are listed online at Lakewood.org/Register and in the latest Community Connection catalog, which is available online or at any recreation center. Sign up online, via phone at 303-987-4800 or in-person at any recreation center.

View Classes & Register

Active Adult 55 plus advert

 

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. 

View the online catalog of activities

Register for programs

 

Insurance-Based Recreation 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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Nutrition Services

Lakewood offers cooking classes, consultations with nutrition professionals and more. Learn more by following the links below.

Nutrition Services

Meet the Nutrition Team

Nutrition Services Interest Form

Outdoor Programs

Outdoor Programs Online Catalog

Outdoor activities for adults and older adults are offered throughout the year. Some activities are led by Bear Creek Lake Park Rangers; others are led by staff at Clements Community Center. 

Sports

Sports Leagues

  • Senior Softball: Visit the Colorado Senior Softball website to browse league options and registration details.
  • Senior Volleyball: Register Here

If you have questions regarding senior sports, contact Sports Programmer Coleen Wheeler, colwhe@lakewood.org or call 720-963-5183.


Pickleball and Tennis

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

Travel

Active Adult Outings and Events

Sit back, relax, and leave the planning to us. Whether it is an Adventure Excursion or a Social Excursion, Active Adults will enjoy a variety of locations from hikes to concerts to delicious lunch stops. Adventure Excursions are all day trips and will include a ticketed event. Social Excursions are half-day trips and will include no impact activities. All excursions will meet at Clements Community Center and include transportation and travel leader. Lunch purchases are on your own.