Community Centers

Colorado Springs Senior Center 1514 N. Hancock – 719-955-3400
Please stop by or go online to find the full listing of classes, trips and special events at www.csseniorcenter.com. All classes require registration.

Special Events

Living History- Buffalo Soldiers. Feb. 4, 1:30-3 p.m. $5.  Several African American regiments were formed after the Civil War as part of the Union Army. Learn their history, the origin of their name, and their legacy today. Presented by our local Buffalo Soldier troupe.

Grandma’s Kitchen Bake Sale. Feb. 8, 9 a.m. to noon. Free. ‘Tis the season for all of those lovey dovey feelings! All of our baked goods are made with sugar and spice and everything nice! Just like grandma made them.

Tunes on Tuesday- Frank Moore. Feb. 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Frank has been performing locally since the early 70’s in the style of John Denver and other leading folk artists. Original songs, sing-alongs, and comedy are an integral part of his performance. Do not miss this one!

Voices of Grief. Feb. 19, 1:30-3:15 p.m. A documentary film that shares a fresh perspective on the many ways we successfully navigate through grief. Wisdom from contemporary authors, experts, and spiritual teachers is woven through personal stories of loss to explore the roles of community, compassion and connection in this sacred journey.

Penrose-St. Francis Blood Drive. Feb. 25, 1-4 p.m. Free. Come donate life-saving blood, all donations stay right here in El Paso county. Please sign up for a time slot.

Exercise & Dance
This is not a complete list, so please stop by or go online to find the full listing. Look for these classes and more in the Exercise and Dance class schedules.
• Nia
Yoga– Several classes to choose form including vinyasa, gentle and chair yoga
Drums Alive! – This unique drumming class is different from every other exercise class you’ve tried. It captures the essence of movement and rhythm utilizing drum sticks and a stability ball. Super fun alert!
• Silver Sneakers Boom – SilverSneaker Classes have now added more options to their class offerings. We are proud to offer SilverSneaker Boom Muscle which is a higher intensity strength focused class. This class incorporates athletic exercises that boost overall fitness. Move through muscle-conditioning blocks and activity-specific drills to
improve strength and functional skill. If you are a SilverSneaker member this class is free for you to take.
Feldenkrais– Awareness thru movement, develops awareness, flexibility, coordination and balance.
Power Moves – Power Moves provides community exercise, enrichment, education, and empowerment for everyone to get better and stay better. The Y has created a comprehensive, neuroplasticity-principled program that integrates the latest exercise
and wellness research. This program provides a supportive exercise environment to optimize brain recovery and repair. We utilize exercise as medicine to increase quality of life so that you can get better and stay better.

Health Education
FREE, but please register. A donation of $1 to the Senior Center is requested. This is not a complete list.

  • Medicare-What is in it for you? – Feb.7, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Essential Oils and the Liver – Feb. 12, 10-11 a.m.
  • Chest Pain vs Indigestion – Feb. 13, 9-10 a.m.
  • Breathe and Be – Feb. 14, 10-11 a.m.
  • Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Feb. 20, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Medicare Made Clear – Feb. 28, 10-11:30 a.m.
    Look on our website or call for more class info and to register.

Art Classes
You do not have to be an artist to take an art class! Find your creativity and let it flourish through the variety that we offer. Some classes have additional supply costs. So many to choose from including Drawing, painting, mixed media chair caning and other unique offerings. Call for more info! 955-3400

Lifelong Learning

  • Bingo & Home care Lingo – Feb. 4, 10-11 a.m. Free
  • Soul Searchers Guide – Feb. 5 &12, 10-11:30 a.m. $12
  • Long Term Insurance 101 – Feb. 11, 10-11 a.m. Free
  • Continuing Education- PPCC – Feb. 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free
  • Planning for Long Term Care – Feb. 13, 10-11:30 a.m. Free
  • Carfit &Driving Safety – Feb. 14, 1-3 p.m. Free
  • Civic Superhero Training – Feb. 19, 10-11 a.m. Free
  • Ukele-Continued – Feb. 26-March 12, 10-11 a.m. $30
  • Brand New! Hike for Life- Fow Run Park – Feb. 13, noon-4 p.m. $15

Technology Classes

  • Technology Hour – Feb. 27, 1-2 p.m. $10
  • Ebay-Selling – Feb. 7, 1-3 p.m. $20
  • Intro to Microsoft Excel – Feb. 21, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $20

Day Trips

PREMIERE- The Wizard of Oz by The Colorado Ballet.  Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. $60. Follow the Yellow Brick Road to The Ellie Caulkins Opera House for this must-see performance!  Before the performance you will have two hours to explore the 16th Street mall and have lunch on your own.

Cripple Creek Ice Festival. Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $30. Watch as Ice Sculptors carve beautiful works of art at this spectacular event. Street vendors offer the perfect item to bring home as a memento of your visit and get lunch on your own. Live music all day!

Colorado Home and Garden Show. Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. $40. Discover the Rocky Mountain region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious home and garden show. Find the latest inspiration, trends and ideas in landscape, gardens and home improvement, located at The Colorado Convention Center. We will stop in Castle Rock for lunch at the Outlets.

Not your Grandma’s Bingo Party Bus Tour. Feb. 17, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $25. Local Motive Events presents this unique day trip! Hop on the party bus as we take you to four locations with the best breakfast cocktails paired with delicious foods and a version of Bingo that was not invented for Grandma! This tour has prizes, dancing, plus food and drinks at fun locations! Drinks and small bites are discounted for you to purchase at each location. Don’t miss this trip!

Open Public Dances
Every Thursday 1:30-3 p.m. A suggested donation of $3 to the band is appreciated. Pick up the schedule of bands at the front desk.

Free Friday Ping Pong
Open play from 1:30-2:30

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Drive – 719-520-6470

Meal Served Daily- Monday-Fridays, noon.  Suggested donation is $2.25

RAMP (Rural Area Meal Program) please call 520-6471 for more information

Meals on Wheels please call 884-2300

Transportation please call 520-6472 for additional information. Reservations are required.

Medical Equipment Lending Closet- 392-3500

Thrift Shoppe – Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Fountain Valley Senior Center has Bingo four times a month:

  • Thursday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m.

Weekly Activities at the Fountain Valley Senior Center:

  • Interpretive Dance: Monday at 10:30am-Free
  • Yoga: Monday at 3:00pm and Friday at 9:00am-Free
  • Blood Pressure Checks every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 10:45am-Free
  • Porcelain Class: Tuesday at 9:30am
  • Line Dancing: Tuesday at 1:00pm- Cost $2
  • Oil Painting: Wednesday at 8:30am-Cost $25 for a 4-week course
  • Quilt Class: Wednesday at 9:30am-Free
  • T’ai Chi: Wednesday at 9:30am-Cost $2
  • Harmonizer practice: Wednesday at 2:30pm
  • Fitness Walking: Thursday at 10:30am-Free
  • Woodcarving: Thursday at 8:00am-Cost $2
  • Rubber Stamp:  Thursday at 10:00am-Cost $2
  • Wii Games: Friday at 10:00am-Free
  • Chi Kung: Friday at 10:00am-Cost $1
  • Computer Class: Friday at 10:00am-free
  • *Let’s play cards Monday thru Friday from 1-4pm

GOOD TIME DAY TRAVELERS-UPCOMING TRIPS:
• The Day Traveler’s meeting
will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m.
• Garden of the Gods Market and Café for brunch:
Saturday, Feb. 9. Bus is $10 and leaves St. Dominic’s at 10 a.m. Registration deadline is Feb. 1.
• Cosmo’s Magic Theatre with dinner at Old Chicago prior:
Saturday, Feb. 16. Tickets are $30 and bus is $8. Bus leaves St. Dominic’s at 5 p.m. Registration deadline is Feb. 1.
• Fountain Theatre “Fond Farewell” with dinner prior at Black Bear Diner:
Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets are $8 and bus is $6. Bus leaves St. Dominic’s at 4:30 p.m. Registration deadline is Feb. 8.

Hillside Community Center 925 S. Institute – 385-7900
Golden Circle Nutrition Program – Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Reservations required 24 hours in advance at (719) 884-2304. $2.25 per meal suggested donation.
Games at Hillside – Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Billiards cost is $1.
Table Tennis – Wednesdays, 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. Free to play, donations welcome
Seniors on Saturday – Third Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Iota Beta Omega Chapter Alpha Sorority, Inc. Come enjoy activities, refreshments, games, music and prizes.
Seniors Enjoying Exercise – Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Seniors enjoy exercise and strength conditioning.

Meadows Park Community Center 1943 S. El Paso – 385-7940
Exercise Class – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Taught by a certified instructor, this 45-minute session will make you feel better inside and out.

Tri-Lakes Senior Center 1300 Higby Road, Monument
1300 Higby Road, Monument, CO 80132 (on the campus of Lewis-Palmer High School) Open Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m., and other days and times to accommodate scheduled events.
Monday Movie Matinee – Mondays, 1-4 p.m. Recent and classic movies with free refreshments and snacks.
Pinochle – Tuesdays, noon-4 p.m.; Thursdays 1-4 p.m.
Line Dancing – Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Ladies Tea – Third Tuesday of the Month 1-3 p.m. Open to everyone. Each month is a different theme. Please bring a salad, side or dessert to share.
Bingo – Third Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. Prizes galore!
Bridge – Second Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Mah Jong – Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Join us for national Mah Jong.
Foot Care Clinic – Second Wednesday and last Friday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Service by the Visiting Nurse Association. Thirty-minute appointment for $30. Call 719-577-4448 for an appointment (please no walk-ins). Services include callous and corn buffing; toenail clipping, trimming and filing; circulation check; monofilament test; skin condition check; pulse check in both feet; and foot care education.
Golden Circle Nutrition Program Senior Lunch – Monday and Thursday, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Meal served at 166 Second Street, Monument. $2 suggested donation.
Tri-Lakes Health Advocacy Partnership Seniors Lunch – Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Meal served at 146 Jefferson Street, Monument (basement of the School District 38 Administrative Building). $3 donation suggested.

Westside Community Center 1628 W. Bijou St. – 385-7920
Crafts Unlimited – Fridays, 9-11 a.m. No registration fee. Bring materials for the project you are working on, enjoy a beverage, good conversation, and share creative ideas with other crafters.
Golden Circle Nutrition Program – Mondays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling 387-6758 or 385-7920. The suggested donation is $2.25.
Lively Discussion Book Club – 2nd Thursdays, 12:30-2 p.m.
SilverSneakers Classic – Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m. This fitness class is designed for seniors who want to improve their general health and well-being and … it’s fun! For more information, please call 385-7920 ext. 100. $5 per class if your insurance does not cover it.
VNA Foot Care Clinic – third Wednesday and last Tuesday of each month by appointment only. The Visiting Nurse Association performs foot care services including: toenail clipping/trimming/filing, callous and corn buffing, foot care education, blood pressure checks, follow-up with physician as needed. Services are offered in the east building at 1616 W. Bijou St. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 385-7920 ext. 100. Cost is $45 for first visit, $35 thereafter. Payments can be made at time of appointment.of service.

Woodland Park Senior Center 321 N. Pine Street, Woodland Park – 719-687-3877
Golden Circle Nutrition Program. Lunch served from 11:45 to 12:15 weekdays. Suggested donation is $2.25.Golden Circle Nutrition Program.  Lunch served from 11:45 to 12:15 weekdays. Suggested donation is $2.25.
Monday: Quilting, 9-11:30 a.m. Bridge, noon-3 p.m.
Tuesday: Catered club luncheon (fundraiser) and program, fourth Tuesdays 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservations required. $7.50
Wednesday: Exercise Class for Arthritis, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Bridge, noon-3 p.m.
Thursday: Bingo, 10:30-11:30. Free. Free Blood Pressure checks, second Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Advanced Tai Chi, 1-1:30 p.m.
Friday: Exercise Class for Arthritis, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Art class, 1-3 p.m. Different projects every week. Newcomers welcome.
Saturday: Pancake Breakfast, third Saturdays, 8-11 a.m. All you can eat, $8! Kids six and under are $2!