Additional classes and programs can be found at www.connect.henricorecandparks.com.
These programs are designed for ages 50 and older.
Deep Run Friendship Cafe
Ages 60+. Senior Connections’ Friendship Cafés are neighborhood gathering places for seniors where a nutritious midday meal is served. Guests can enjoy meeting up with good friends and participating in diverse activities to remain active and connected to the community. The program is free, however registration is required in advance through Senior Connections (no drop-ins). The Friendship Café at Deep Run Recreation Center will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 19-April 28 from 9am-1pm. Information: Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging: 343-3026.
Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Screening
For ages 50+. Come and get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked and learn healthful ways to keep it under control. To ensure accuracy, don’t eat breakfast before having cholesterol tested. Service provided by Westport Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Free. Appointment required. Please call Cindy Spear at 804-243-9785 to make an appointment.
- Deep Run Recreation Center: Mon, Wed, & Fri, 8:30am-noon
- (No programs on Mon and Wed, June 17-Aug 19)
- Eastern Henrico Recreation Center: Tue & Thu: 9am-noon
Men ages 50+ and Women ages 40+. Volleyball is fun, competitive, and a great way to meet new friends while staying active.
- Deep Run Recreation Center: Tue & Thu: 6-8:30pm
Ages 40+. Join us for organized, timed, pick-up basketball games. Henrico residents only.
- Eastern Henrico Recreation Center: Friday: 8:30-10:30am
Senior Clubs & Leagues
55+ Bowling League
Ages 50+. Join other senior adults in Henrico for bowling, fun, and fellowship. Mondays, 1-3pm, Shrader Lanes. Information: 755-1342.
Cheswick Walking Club
Ages 50+. It’s fun and easy! Walk your way to improved health and fitness.This club combines fitness and fun for the walker who likes to socialize. Visitors welcome! This club meets on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-noon throughout the year at Cheswick Park. On the first Tuesday of each month, a meeting is held at Belmont Recreation Center. Information: 282-1714.
Ages 50+. Senior golfers are looking for men and women to join their weekly games. Play different area courses on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. Information: 740-3209.
Ages 60+. Each club meets on a regular basis, except during July and August. Meetings consist of a discussion of club business, guest speakers, or entertainment. Visitors welcome. Information: Jennifer Snead, 652-1447.
- Central Gardens: Second & Fourth Tue: 10:30am-1pm, Hidden Creek Recreation Center, Information: 648-5282
- Confederate Hills: Third Wed: 10:30am-12:30pm, Confederate Hills Recreation Center, Information: 737-2676
- Golden Angels: Second Fri: 10am-noon, Belmont Recreation Center, Information: 553-8778
- Gravel Hill Longbridge: First & Third Tue, 10am-noon, Dorey Recreation Center, Information: 795-2419
- Varina Social Seniors: Second & Fourth Mon: 10am-noon, Dorey Recreation Center, Information: 829-6927 or 795-1909.
All ages. Originating in China 2,000 years ago, Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, intellegence, calculation, and a certain degree of luck. All levels can enjoy the American version of this classic game. Supplies are provided. Fridays, 1-4 p.m. at Deep Run Recreation Center. Information: 652-1430.
Ages 50+. Playing with two, three or four players and a unique deck of 48 cards, accumulate points by winning tricks or melding a combination of cards. Join us the second Wednesday of each month from noon-5 p.m. at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. Information: 652-1450.
Senior Softball League
For women 40+ and men 50+. Newcomers are welcome to join in the fun. Information: 396-1500. https://sites.google.com/site/henricosoftball/
- Confederate Hills Recreation Center: Tue: 9:30am-1pm
- Belmont Recreation Center: Wed: 10am-1pm
- Deep Run Recreation Center: Thu, 10am-1pm
For ages 55+. If you enjoy challenging tennis with a large dose of fun, contact the Net Set or the Racketeers. Men and women can join in round-robin style social tennis. Intermediate level of play. Both clubs play April-November at Belmont Recreation Center, 8:30-11:30am.
- Net Set: Tue & Fri. Information: Ada Hammer, email@example.com, 387-9212
- Racketeers: Mon & Thu. Information: TBA
S.A.L.T./Triad Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together)
S.A.L.T./Triad Council is a cooperative effort and working partnership between the County of Henrico Division of Police, County of Henrico Sheriff’s Office, and senior citizens throughout Henrico. Its purpose is to develop, expand, and implement effective crime prevention and education programs for the benefit of our senior citizens and to improve the overall quality of life by making our communities a safer place to live. S.A.L.T./Triad is a cooperative program sponsored nationally by the American Association of Retired Persons, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the National Sheriff’s Association. Monthly Council meetings are held at the Henrico Training Center on the first Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. For more information, call Community Policing at 501-5236.