Programs for people 55 and older await you at the Webster Groves Adult Activity Center.
Webster Groves Parks and Recreation Superintendent Miki McKee Koelsch said an annual membership to the adult activity center costs $10, which entitles attendees to member rates for individual programs. The center is located in the Webster Groves Recreation Complex, located at 33 E. Glendale Road, adjacent to Memorial Park.
“Through the Silver Sneakers and (Medicare) Renew Active programs, anyone age 65 and older can get free membership if fitness programs are covered under their health plan,” McKee Koelsch said.
She said bingo with lunch is held at the Webster Groves Recreation Complex every first Thursday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Advance registration is required.
Ongoing classes at the adult activity center include bridge lessons every Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., country line dancing on Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., pickleball (intermediate/advanced level) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., pickleball (beginner/intermediate level) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and pickleball (intermediate/advanced level) on Sundays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Doubles (competitive) bridge is played on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and party bridge is played on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
When it comes to fitness classes, seniors can sign up for a variety of options such as combo cardio, chair yoga, silver yoga, core body and mind and more, the silver bar, the “ballates” made with exercise balls or Choga By Laure Sears, a certified yoga therapist who designed the class especially for people struggling with Parkinson’s disease.
On January 8, staff members at Webster Groves Fitness Center will host a fitness presentation from 8 a.m. to noon. That morning, attendees can tour the facility, participate in free workouts for ages 16 and up, get free blood pressure tests from SSM Health physiotherapy professionals, eat healthy snacks, hear guest speakers and meet the coaches and coaches of the center. The event also includes class demonstrations, prizes and raffles.
McKee Koelsch said a special adult activity center lunch and card party is planned for April. For more details on Adult Activity Center programs, call 314-963-5656 or visit WebsterGroves.org/parksandreconline.