Senior Activity Centers

Senior Activity Centers

Senior Activity Centers are age-friendly community hubs where older adults can access a range of activities and services to improve their health, well-being, and independence. The serve as a place where people of all ages can actively engage in their community by working with program staff to promote health and wellness and reduce social isolation. There will be a staff to participant ration of 1 – 8 to ensure social distancing. Participants will be divided into small groups and intergroup interaction will be limited.

Activities will be held in 45-minute intervals with 15 minutes of staff performing robust cleaning and disinfecting.

COVID-19 Policies
  • Participants MUST wear a mask/face covering when NOT engaged in interactive physical activities
  • Employees will perform temperature check on all participants at the designated check-in areas
  • Participants will not be allowed entrance if their temperature is 100.4 F (38 C) or higher, as defined by City of Houston AP 3-39, Access to City Buildings or Facilities During a Medical Epidemic or Pandemic.
  • Program participants who test positive for COVID-19 should not attend the Weight Room until they are assessed by their healthcare provider or testing site, or have completed the mandatory quarantine period of 14 days.
Ages: 55 and up
Registration: June 1, 2021 – August 20, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Mon - Fri
Location 18 Community Centers
Information: Call your community center for more information

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

 VIRTUAL TOURS AND ACTIVITIES

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)

 PERFORMING AND VIRTUAL ARTS
  • 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)

 EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

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)

 SENIOR COMPUTER CLASSES
  • Skillful Senior
    Skillful Senior is perfect for anyone getting behind a computer for the first time. Touting their product as “Quick, Easy, and Fun” - this simple computer skills program has easy-to-understand tutorials on the basics of using a mouse and keyboard. The best part of this program? Typing games that help make it fun to practice and improve your typing speed. (http://www.skillfulsenior.com/)
  • TechBoomers
    This comprehensive website is full of easy-to-follow tutorials that cover how to use hundreds of popular sites -including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Skype, Ebay, Amazon, Airbnb, TripAdvisor, and more. (https://techboomers.com/)
  • The Senior’s Guide to Computers
    The Senior’s Guide to Computers uses examples, pictures, and videos to explain in simple terms how computers work. Authored by a web developer with experience dating back to 1979, the step-by-step instructions go beyond just the basics - including information on web browsers, hardware, software, computer security, backing up data, and setting up a computer for individuals with vision, hearing, and other disabilities. It also includes a glossary of key terms written in plain English. https://www.seniorsguidetocomputers.com/
  • Meganga
    Meganga is a video-based learning tool that offers basic computer training for seniors and beginners. Users can watch videos on tech-related topics such as understanding the parts of a computer, navigating the desktop, and learning how to troubleshoot common issues. Other video courses include how to edit photos, use social media, surf the web, set up an email account, and use cloud storage. https://www.meganga.com/

 COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS