Active Adults

Oakland Park - Active Adults

 

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The City of Oakland Park Active Adults Program is designed for adults ages 55+. Programming is varied and available to people of all ability levels. Aging seniors often lose the chance to form meaningful connections with others, which can lead to a decline in mental and physical health. Our programs are here for you to enjoy companionship, make new friends, and stay active. Please note that while the membership fee is almost inclusive, ceramics, field trips, and luncheons will require additional payment.
 

Collins Community Center
3900 NE 3rd Ave,
Oakland Park, Florida 33334


Please register for activities here.

Activities


Arts & Crafts: 

Tuesdays 10am-12pm

Our staff will provide a weekly craft that is fun, easy, and inexpensive. When you visit our center, you craft alongside our staff or instructors, who guide you in creating your work of art. Arts and crafts are a great way to reduce overall stress and maintain coordination and concentration in aging adults. Some of our recent activities have been Clothespin Butterflies, Painted Wine Glasses, Explosion Boxes, and more! Check out our Facebook page to see our upcoming craft projects.


Bingo:

Thursdays 10am-11am

Bingo! Enjoy interaction with a fun and beneficial game alongside your peers. You will have the opportunity to win small prizes or Bingo Bucks, which you can redeem for larger prizes once you have acquired the appropriate amount. Bingo is a playful way to increase cognitive function, improve hand-eye coordination, and more!


Birthday Celebration with Humana: 

Third Thursday of the Month 11:15am-12pm 

Birthday celebrations aren't just for kids! Active Adults should also take advantage of the opportunity to socialize, experience positive emotions, and get a break from their daily routine. Not only can it have a positive impact on their mental health, but it's also a chance to have fun, have a treat, and learn more about what Humana has to offer. As a way of expressing our appreciation, we offer a small gift to those who attend during their birth month. 


Ceramics:

Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Attending ceramics can provide Active Adults with a fun and engaging hobby and creative outlet, an opportunity to socialize with others, and improve hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. This hobby can be therapeutic and promote relaxation. A cost does apply to the various pieces, which includes the ceramic, glaze, and kiln use.


Chair Volleyball:

Mondays 12pm-1pm

Chair Volleyball is a physical activity that provides a fun way to stay active. Due to players needing to remain seated throughout gameplay, this game allows those with physical limitations to play on an even playing field. Chair volleyball is great for upper body mobility and joint flexibility. It enhances your muscle tone, reflexes, hand-to-eye coordination, and endurance.


Chair Yoga:

Mondays and Fridays 11am-12pm

With Val Jennings on the 1st & 3rd Monday of the Month

Active Adults should attend chair yoga because it is a low-impact exercise that can improve flexibility, balance, and strength. It can also help reduce stress and improve your overall well-being. Additionally, chair yoga can be adapted to accommodate physical limitations, making it a safe and accessible form of exercise for aging adults.


Domino Club:

Mondays 11am- 12pm

Dominoes is a great game to play while still being engaging and constructive. Playing this game can improve many aspects of life for seniors and help to keep their minds and bodies healthy for longer. This game is mentally stimulating, promotes social interaction, maintains crucial arithmetic and critical thinking, and more. Dominoes can be played at various levels of difficulty; all skill levels are welcome at our center.


Enhanced Fitness:

Mondays & Fridays 10am-11am

Move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and functional fitness to enhance your daily living.  Enhanced Fitness offers a wide variety of techniques to strengthen the body and mind such as balance, core strength, aerobic conditioning, and stretching. This class is designed to improve the quality of life for our more mature members in mind.

EnhanceFitness is proven to increase physical function, promote protection against falls and injury, provide a social benefit, and more!

What is EnhanceFitness?

A 5-minute warm-up to get the blood flowing to the muscles
A 20-minute aerobic workout that gets participants moving
A 5-minute cool-down to lower the heart rate safely
A 20-minute strength training workout with soft cuff weights on the arms and legs (0 up to 20 pounds)
A 10-minute stretching workout to keep the muscles flexible


Field Trips:

Refer to Calendar

Cost Varies

Aging adults should attend field trips because it is an opportunity for them to socialize, engage in new experiences out of their routine, and maintain physical and mental health. Field trips can also provide a sense of adventure and help Active Adults feel more connected to the community. On the field trip dates, we offer transportation from our center to the destination. For local activities, meeting locations will be specified on the flyer.


Ice Cream Social:

Second Thursday of the Month 11:15am-12pm

Active Adults should attend an ice cream social because it provides a chance to socialize and indulge in a delicious frozen treat. This activity can help prevent loneliness and isolation while boosting mental and emotional health.


Luncheon: 

Last Wednesday of the Month 11am-1pm

Residents $8/ Non-Residents $10

An Active Adult may benefit from attending a luncheon as it provides an opportunity to socialize, meet new people, and engage in meaningful conversations. These events may offer entertainment, a chance to try new foods, and an opportunity to learn something new. 


Movie & Popcorn:

First Thursday of the Month 11:15am – Until

At our center, we showcase a variety of movie genres while enjoying popcorn and other treats. Active Adults may benefit from watching movies with peers as it provides a social activity that promotes a sense of community and belonging. It also allows them to share their thoughts and opinions on the film, which can stimulate cognitive function and communication skills.


Nutrition Workshop with Feeding South Florida: 

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the Month 12pm-1pm

Active Adults should attend nutrition workshops to learn about changing nutritional needs as they age, preventing and managing chronic diseases, and connecting with others who share their interest in health and wellness.


Puzzle Club:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9am- 12pm

Active Adults should do jigsaw puzzles because they can improve cognitive function, enhance problem-solving skills, reduce stress, and provide a fun and engaging activity. At our center, you can team up with a peer to complete a puzzle or if you are up to the challenge, you can master it solo.


Scrabble Club: 

Wednesdays 11am-1pm

Active Adults can benefit from joining a Scrabble club as it improves cognitive function, offers a social activity to meet new people, provides a sense of purpose, and is a low-impact activity accessible to various physical abilities. This game will keep aging adult’s minds stimulated and engaged, strengthening the brain. As a result, there is a much lower chance of developing dementia or other diseases that affect the brain.


Senior Appreciation Day:

Celebrated the Friday before August 21

Members $0/Non-Members $10

Senior Appreciation Day is a way to honor and recognize the contributions and achievements of older adults in our community. It is an opportunity to show appreciation for their wisdom, experience, and dedication to making our world a better place. We host a banquet with various activities and giveaways to celebrate our Active Adults.



For more information on the Active Adults program, please contact Carrie Mahadeo, Recreation Coordinator, at 954-630-4506