Lifelong Recreation (50+)

We offer a variety of activities for persons 50 years of age and older. Younger spouses are welcome to join. Adult-age children may accompany a parent on a space-available basis. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to receive a copy of the schedule, please call 785-587-2754.

All mail-in registrations are processed in the order they are received from the post office. Be sure to sign up and join in on the fun. Register online using Activity #330123.

Senior Trips

TripWalking LimitDateStart TimeEnd TimeCost
Fire Station Tour3September 219:30 a.m.1 p.m.$20
(Manhattan, KS) We will be taking a guided tour around the Fire Station Headquarters on Denison.  Price includes transportation, tour and lunch.
MAC-The Addams Family1September 285:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.$40
(Manhattan, KS) Ba-da-da-dum, snap-snap, ba-da-da-dum, snap-snap… They're creepy and they're kooky and all together spooky.  As the last dead leaf of autumn falls from the Addams Family Tree, all is right with the morbid, macabre world of Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch. They've gathered in the family graveyard to celebrate life and death, but Wednesday is dreaming of love with Lucas Beineke, an ordinary boy from Ohio. Could her family ever approve?  Fun, mayhem, and quirky humor ensue. Price includes transportation, tickets and dinner before show.
Manhattan Historical Tour2October 1111 a.m.4 p.m.$20
(Manhattan, KS) Cheryl Collins, from the Riley County Historical Museum, will be leading us on a guided tour around Manhattan as she dives into the historical sites and events around our city. Price includes transportation, tour and lunch.
Great Plains Theater-Empires Fall1October 265 p.m.10 p.m.$55
(Abilene, KS) A world premiere of a new play by the only press secretary in United States history to be appointed by two Presidents, Marlin Fitzwater.  Empires Fall is about the relationship of President George H. W. Bush and USSR General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in the two years between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Soviet Union.  Both men attempt to bring an end to the cold war in a fashion that, while being in the  best interest of their country, also protects the world.  More relevant than ever, Empires Fall is a theatrical event not to be missed.  Price includes transportation, tickets and dinner before the show.
Museum at Prairiefire3November 87:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.$40
(Kansas City, KS) The Museum at Prairiefire is committed to innovative learning in science, the arts and natural history.  Through a founding collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, as well as with other cultural and educational institutions in the nation, the Museum at Prairiefire is a place that provides ACCESS FOR ALL to understand and celebrate natural history, the arts and science in our region and around the world.  The Museum engages visitors and students of all ages with world-class exhibitions, important programming, and significant educational and STEAM opportunities.  Price includes transportation, tickets and lunch.
NTR-The Last Romance1November 178 a.m.5:30 p.m.$65
(Kansas City, KS) THE LAST ROMANCE is a heart-warming boy-meets-girl comedy.  What makes it unique is that the boy and the girl are senior citizens!  Love, like aging, they discover, is not for the weak or those without a lively sense of humor.  Charlie Robinson plays Ralph Bellini, a vigorous, full-of-life octogenarian with an eye for the ladies.  Ralph has had a few years to hone his best jokes and pick-up lines.  Michael Learned is Carol Reynolds, an attractive, very well-dressed woman of a certain age who never expected another chance at love and had no defenses against Ralph.  Price includes transportation, tickets and dinner during the show.
KC Ballet-The Nutcracker1December 88 a.m.6:30 p.m.$75
Kansas City Ballet's annual tradition, The Nutcracker, continues to awe audiences year after year, and is hailed as "positively oozing charm" by The Washington Post.  The classic, Victorian-era story by E.T.A. Hoffman featuring Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Dr. Drosselmeier and the Sugar Plum Fairy is a magical theatrical experience wrapped with exquisite costumes, grand sets and captivating choreography. Price includes transportation, tickets and lunch before the show.
Manhattan Light Tour1December 155:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.$25
(Manhattan, KS) We will be traveling around Manhattan looking at Christmas decorations and lights.  Price includes transportation and dinner.

Walking Limit

  • 1: To and from the bus
  • 2: Moderate walking
  • 3: Majority of the trip is walking

Register online for Lifelong Recreation Trips - Autumn/Winter trips are open for registration.

Winter Walk

Join us on an easy morning walk to start your day off right. Make new friends and get some exercise with Winter Walk. Register with Activity #330123-04.

9:30 to 10:30 am | Weekdays | Peace Memorial City Auditorium | FREE

Fitness with Enell

This class is a fitness and flexibility training program for older adults wanting to achieve a better quality of life through responsible, pain-free movement. Instructed by Enell Foerster.

Register with Activity #330123-03.

8:30 to 9:30 am | Monday, Wednesday & Friday | Riley County Senior Center | $42 per semester

Afternoon Pickleball

Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn; also great for experienced players. Register with Activity #330123-02.

2 to 4 pm | Monday, Wednesday & Friday | Peace Memorial City Auditorium | Free

Adult Pickleball Club

Pickle ball is a cross between tennis, table tennis and badminton. It is played with wooden paddles and a plastic wiffle ball. The object of the game is to hit the ball so that your opponent is unable to hit it back over the net. This is a free activity.

9 to 11:30 pm | Monday & Wednesday | Douglass Community Recreation Center Gym | Free

Douglass Community Recreation Center Annex Fitness Area

The fitness area at the Douglass Community Recreation Center Annex is complete with machine weights and cardio equipment. Call 587-2773 for a tour and orientation.

4 to 7 pm | Weekdays | Douglass Community Recreation Center Annex | 60+ Free

Senior Programs Refund Policy

A full refund is given if registration is canceled prior to one week before the start date. Partial refund is given if canceled between one week and 48 hours prior to start date. No refund is given if within 48 hours of start date.