55 and Over | Classes and Programs

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About Our 55 & Over Programs

Whether you are working, semi-retired, or retired, a variety of great leisure, educational and personal development opportunities are available for you through the 55 and Over Activities Program at the Community Center. The 55 and Over Activities Program offers activities that encourage and support health, creativity, and social interaction for active adults age 55 and older. Why not take the time to try something new? Click here for a complete list of programs in our City Guide. (Don't forget to look through the adult section too!)


Class & Program Spotlights


New Classes Offered Through Montgomery College

Montgomery College, in partnership with the Takoma Park Recreation Department, is bringing its popular continuing education program for adults to Takoma Park. Residents now have the opportunity to participate in a variety of exciting college level courses, offered throughout Montgomery County, at the Takoma Park Community Center (7500 Maple Ave). The Life and Work of Georgia O'Keeffee  will be offered during the Spring Session, and registration is underway.

Registration and payment are made to Montgomery College Workforce Development & Continuing Education. For more information and registration assistance, please call 240-567-1588 or visit http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu.


AARP Smart Driver Course

The AARP Driver Safety Program, the nation’s largest classroom refresher course for drivers 55 and older is designed to tune up driving skills, explain safe driving strategies, cover the latest rules of the road and defensive driving techniques. Some insurance companies in Maryland may offer auto premium discounts to drivers who take this course. Check with your agency. Make your check payable to AARP. Bring your check, AARP card and driver’s license to class. Instructor: Arlene Farber-Sirkin.

$15 for AARP members
$20 for non-members
Payment will be collected by the instructor the day of the class,but pre-registration is required through Activenet to reserve your seat.

Hydrangea Room at Takoma Park Community Center

Monday, April 20
12 - 4:30 p.m.


Game Room Open Play

The Game Room is available for adults age 55 and older to play pool, table tennis, basketball arcade and other active games. The game room is a great place to join your friends for lively conversation, and just to hang out before, in-between and after classes during the day. Hours may vary for camps or special events.


Game Room at Takoma Park Community Center

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ages 55 years and up


New Recreation Center Offerings for 55 and Over

Takoma Park Recreation Center is offering a free pass for seniors 55 and over who would like to use the fitness center. You can register for this free pass at the Takoma Park  Recreation Center (7315 New Hampshire Ave) . Stop by for a tour of the fitness room!  For more information, contact Jurrel Cottman at 301-891-7289 or JurrelC@takomaparkmd.gov.

The Recreation Center is now open early on Tuesday and Thursdays, specifically for 55+ programming. Check out the new offerings!


Indoor Walking Club

Join us every Tuesday, from 12pm-1pm for indoor lap walking. Don't worry about the cold weather coming, join your neighbors for socialization and exercise!  FREE


Free Fitness Room Membership at Takoma Park Recreation Center

Sign-up at the Recreation Center (7315 New Hampshire Ave) for a FREE fitness room membership! Its quick and easy to do and then you too can enjoy the fitness room during regular business hours.


Forever Young 55 Plus Recreation Advisory Group Meeting 

Seniors and Boomers, we want to hear from you. Join other active adults 55 and older from our community at the next recreation advisory group meeting. Bring your suggestions and ideas for this recreation program in Takoma Park. Light refreshments will be served. Come to an open and relaxed meeting and get involved! For a list of upcoming dates, contact Paula Lisowski at 301-891-7280 or PaulaL@takomaparkmd.gov


New Zumba Gold class added!

Missed out on the previous Zumba Gold classes? We are offering an additional Tuesday class for the Spring Session!  Registration began Monday, March 23.  Zumba Gold is the Latin-inspired dance fitness program that makes working out fun. Designed for the active senior, the Zumba Gold workout provides participants with the opportunity to improve balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength. Instructor: Denny Pruitt

Dance Room at Takoma Park Community Center

April 7 - June 9
12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Ages 55 years and up

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