Senior Programs

Senior Programs provide a wide variety of recreation and leisure activities for seniors, ages 55 years and older at select citywide community centers. Activities include creative and specialty crafts, fitness, walking clubs, craft exhibitions, holiday events, cultural and special events, field day activities and sports programs. Most programming is FREE of charge unless otherwise indicated. Seniors are responsible for providing their own their materials for most classes and certain field trips may require a minimum fee.

Senior Virtual Tours & Resources

To help enrich the lives of seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department provides information on a wide variety of safe recreation and leisure activities for seniors, ages 55 years and older. Information provided includes cooking recipes, links to virtual tours and activities, places to stream performing and visual arts, tips on exercise and physical activity, and COVID-19 resources for older adults. Online information is FREE to use unless otherwise indicated.

  • Virtual Tours &
    Activities
  • Performing &
    Virual Arts
  • Exercise &
    Physical Activities
  • Senior
    Computer Classes
  • Covid-19 Resources
    For Older Adults

Check out the below list of activities and ways to explore a virtual Houston! The only way to support our community is to continue to engage, so enjoy your virtual "staycation".

  • Explore Houston 360 (Link)
  • St. John's Church (Link)
  • Nichols Rice Cherry House (Link)
  • Yates House (Link)
  • Buffalo Bayou Boat Tour (Link)

  • ROCO (Link)
  • Ars Lyrica Houston (Link)
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (Link)
  • Houston Public Media broadcasts Houston Symphony (Link)
  • Texas Art Exhibitions on Glasstire (Link)
  • Virtual Miller Outdoor Theatre Experience (Link)

Physical activity is an important part of healthy aging. Check out these articles, which were previously housed on the Go4Life exercise and physical activity website, to learn the latest on how exercise and physical activity can help you stay healthy as you age. Find tips on how to fit exercise into your daily life safely and get motivated to get moving! (Link)

  • Chair Yoga (Video)
  • “Hands” from MOVEMENT SPEAKS® with Rebecca and Creative Dance with Guest Artist, Ellen Graff! (Video)
  • Line dances for Seniors and Beginners - Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, and more! (Video)
  • Senior Dance Fitness (Video)
  • Uptown Funk Baby Line Dance (Video)
  • Cotton Eye Joe - Line Dance (Video)
  • Can't Get Enough line dance instructional (Video)
  • The Line Dance Connection (Video)
  • Boot Scootin' Boogie Line Dance Steps (Video)
  • Alan Jackson Linedance - Chattahoochee (Video)
  • 30 Minute Senior Zumba Cardio Workout (Video)

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  • Skillful Senior
    Skillful Senior is for seniors who are beginners behind a computer. The website has programs that get them navigate keyboard, mouse, and typing skills. (http://www.skillfulsenior.com/)
  • TechBoomers
    This website shows seniors how to use social medias including, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, etc. (https://techboomers.com/)
  • The Senior’s Guide to Computers
    This website shows visual examples on the operations of computers. It includes information on web browsers, hardware, software, etc. with a glossary of digital terms. https://www.seniorsguidetocomputers.com/
  • Meganga
    Meganga is a video-based learning tool offering basic computer training for beginners. It teaches beginners how navigate the desktop, troubleshooting, and more. https://www.meganga.com/

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