fun after 50

Colorado Springs Senior Center

1514 N. Hancock Ave., Colorado Springs
The senior center remains closed, but still offers virtual and limited in-person classes. To register, call 719-955-3400 or visit http://www.csseniorcenter.com

IN PERSON 

Parking Lot Bingo 

Park your car in a designated bingo parking spot at the Senior Center, turn your radio to our bingo station and get ready for some fun! Registration required.

1-2 p.m. | January 29 | Free

VIRTUAL

Pump Up the New Year

This class uses hand weights to build and tone upper body muscles and functional exercises to build strength in the legs. 

1-2 p.m. | Mondays | $25

Yoga Flow

Gentle enough for beginners but challenging for those who are more advanced. 

2:15-3:15 p.m. | Mondays & Thursdays | $35

Taijifit

Flow from posture to posture with standing sequences to tone and strengthen, seated postures and deep relaxation. No equipment required.  

8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tuesdays | $30

Techniques of Drawing 

Learn drawing basics, then move on to adding line, shape, space, composition, proportion, value, color, mark, etc. to individual subject matter and content. 

9:30-11:30 a.m. | Fridays | $33Mosaic Trivets 

Design and create your own trivets using tiles and mortar. Pick up your kit from the senior center before class starts.

10 a.m.-12 p.m. | January 5 | $6

Zoom 101

Learn how to use Zoom and get started in participating in virtual classes, meetings, family reunions and more.

1-2 p.m. | January 6 | Free

Healthy Eating for One 

Meal prepping and cooking for one can be a bit of a challenge. Here are some simple tips and tricks to help make meal prep, cooking and planning easier.

11 a.m.-12 p.m. | January 7 | $3 

Community Connects: Blank Slate!

Learn and play this fun board game! The objective is to complete phrases with any word, but you score points for matching your word with any one other player.  

1-2 p.m. | January 8 | Free

Bookmaking 

Create your own books using paper and a sewing needle. These books can be used for writing poetry or drawing pictures. Pick up your kit from the senior center before class starts. Kits include sewing needle, thread and paper.

10 a.m.-12 p.m. | January 12 | $6

Pay Off Debt & Budget Right for the New Year

Begin 2021 with a plan and learn a strategy to pay off any existing debt you may have. Once your debts are paid off, learn a budgeting strategy to help stay out of debt and build your financial wellbeing.

1-2 p.m. | January 13 | $3

The Risorgimento: The Making of Modern Italy

Learn about Italy’s disunited principalities and kingdoms

9:30-10:30 a.m. | January 14 | $5

Learn Sudoku

Tired of crossword puzzles and want to learn something new? Try Sudoku! 

11 a.m.-12 p.m. | January 14 | Free

Community Connects: Trivia 

Virtual trivia is back by popular demand! Sign up and put your knowledge of random facts to the test.

1-2 p.m. | January 15 | Free

Card Stencil Making 

Create stencils, which you’ll use to create greeting cards. These cards can be used for holidays, or just for fun. Pick up your kit from the senior center before class starts. Kits include cardstock paper and paint.

10 a.m.-12 p.m. | January 19 | $6

iPhone Basics

Learn iPhone basics and beef up on a few of your technology skills to access more of the world through your fingertips!

1-2 p.m. | January 20 | Free

Dispatch Health

DispatchHealth is a mobile alternative to the ER with board-certified medical teams equipped with all the tools necessary to provide advanced medical care in your home. DispatchHealth is covered by insurance and makes medical care at home quick, easy and affordable!

9:30-10:30 a.m. | January 21 | Free

UCCS Aging Center

The Aging Center is a community-based nonprofit mental health services facility administered by the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS). It’s currently one of the few geropsychology training clinics in the nation linking the academic standards of excellence and innovative clinical training with the practical needs of the community. 

10 a.m.-12 p.m. | January 22 | Free

Doodle Game 

Create fun doodles with an interactive game. It’s a fun way to practice drawing and interact with others! Pick up your kit from the senior center before class starts.

10 a.m.-12 p.m. | January 26 | $6

Getting Your Ducks In a Row 

Plan for 2021. This class will cover what documents to gather, paper retention guidelines, a document locator and more. 

1-2 p.m. | January 27 | $3

Fire & Ice: Majestic Volcanoes of Antarctica

Learn about volcanic activity in Antarctica, the ring of fire concept, western Antarctica’s volcanic zone, newly discovered volcanoes, global warming and the reduction of the ice shield.

9:30-10:30 a.m. | January 28 | $5

Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance Senior Center
1300 Higby Road, Monument
To register for programs, call 719-464-6873 or visit www.trilakesseniors.org

GAMES

Bingo

Masks and registration required.

1 p.m. | January 10 | 719-330-0241 | sue@monumentalfitness 

CLUBS

Book Club
Discussion on latest selection. Coffee and snacks provided. 

11 a.m. | January 8 | 719-330-0241 

FITNESS 

Chair Yoga
Improves circulation and range of motion and promotes stress reduction and mental clarity. 

1 p.m. | Wednesdays 

Gentle Yoga
A slower-moving traditional yoga class focusing on strength and alignment. 

10 a.m. | Tuesdays 

Essentrics
Strengthen your core, lengthen your body, improve flexibility, balance and mobility. Class requires the ability to sit on the floor for at least 20 minutes. 

9 a.m. Tuesdays | 10 a.m. Thursdays 

Pilates
Strengthen your core, improve flexibility, balance, mobility and create a stronger mind-body connection.

10 a.m. Wednesdays | 12 p.m. Sundays 

Tai Chi Fusion
Reduce stress and promote serenity through gentle, flowing movements. 

12 p.m. | Mondays 

The Body Shop
Great blocks of work and cardio conditioning. 

9 a.m. | Mondays 

Total Body Strength
Muscle conditioning using a variety of equipment to build strength and endurance. 

9 a.m. | Fridays 

Yoga Vinyasa
Flowing movements connected to breathing. 

10 a.m. | Mondays & Fridays 

Zumba
Combines high-energy Latin-based music with dance movements. 

5:30 p.m. Tuesdays | 9 a.m. Saturdays 

Zumba Gold
Combines high-energy Latin-based music with dance movements. 

9 a.m. | Thursdays

Westside Community Center
1628 W. Bijou St., Colorado Springs

The community center will operate on a limited basis for the duration of the COVID-19 Level Red restriction. For updates, visit www.ourwestside.org.

The Westside Cares Food Pantry will be operating from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 719-389-0759 for details.

Silver Key Connections Café grab-n-go meals for seniors are available for pickup each Tuesday. Call 719-884-2300 to make reservations no later than 2 p.m. Monday. To enroll in the program, visit www.silverkey.org/services/connections-cafe.

Woodland Park Senior Center
321 N. Pine St., Woodland Park

Social time with coffee and snacks from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. For a list of weekly activities, call 719-687-3877 or visit http://www.woodlandparkseniors.com.