Engage Move, Learn, & Socialize www.dentonparks.com SENIOR Recreation Denton 2023 Edition
American Legion Hall Senior Center (ALH)
629 Lakey St., (940) 349-8298
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday evenings 6-9 p.m.
Denton Senior Center (DSC)
509 N. Bell Ave., (940) 349-8720
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Aletha's Craft Store Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Rec Pass (standalone annual pass)
$10 Denton resident | $15 non-resident
A rec pass is required to use the senior and recreation centers for non-fee based activities, walking track, and leisure game tables, i.e. shuffleboard.
Gym Membership plus complimentary Rec Pass 1 month, $20 | 3 months, $40 | annual, $120
A gym membership includes rec pass activities and access to strength training and cardio equipment at rec centers, including the two senior centers. Equipment orientations are available by appointment.
Group Exercise Membership plus complimentary Gym Membership and Rec Pass 1 month, $30 | 3 months, $80 | annual, $299
A group exercise membership includes unlimited access to group-ex classes at all rec centers, including North Lakes and the senior center. Insurance program memberships include group-ex classes.
To verify eligibility, call your provider or visit their website. Participants must be Medicare eligible and have participating supplement insurance. www.myrenewactive.com www.silversneakers.com www.silverandfit.com
We offer program and/or membership enrollment assistance to eligible Denton residents through our partnership with the Denton Parks Foundation. Eligibility in the scholarship program gives low to moderate income residents as much as 50% off an enrollment not to exceed $150 per year. Scholarship funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you're interested in applying, please call (940) 349-7275.
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No-Cost Memberships For Eligible Adults Through Participating Insurance Plans OPERATING HOURS & HOLIDAY CLOSURES MEMBERSHIPS SENIOR CENTER FACILITIES January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day May 29 Memorial Day June 19 Juneteenth July
Independence Day Holiday Closures September 4 Labor Day November 23 & 24 Thanksgiving December 25 Christmas Day
DSC Recreation Supervisor
Nicole.Brasher@cityofdenton.com (940) 349-8727
ALH Recreation Supervisor
Cheylon.Brown@cityofdenton.com (940) 349-8576
DSC Recreation Coordinator
Jane.Riddle@cityofdenton.com (940) 349-8722
ALH Recreation Coordinator
Yvonne.Kendricks@cityofdenton.com (940) 349-8296
DSC Recreation Coordinator
Tyler.Smith@cityofdenton.com (940) 349-7784
DSC Recreation Specialist
Lynda.Leonard@cityofdenton.com (940) 349-8721
You’re invited to the best introduction to active adult and senior programs of the year! This year, Open House will be hosted at two locations – both American Legion Hall Senior Center and Denton Senior Center. Tour the facilities and learn about all the programs and activities Denton Parks and Rec has to offer those 50 years and better! There will be fitness class demos ranging from Yoga, Tai Chi to BollyX (new!) and many more. Class instructors will be onsite to give you a glimpse of what you could be learning! Wondering how you are going to get to and from each location? We’ve got you covered! A shuttle service will be rotating between facilities throughout the event.
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, MARCH 4
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Chinese New Year Celebration
Jan. 20 | DSC
Valentine's Dinner and Dance
Feb. 14 | ALH
Pal-entine's Day Celebration
Feb. 17 | DSC
Madi Gras/Fat Tuesday Potluck Feb. 21 | DSC
Black History Month Program
Feb. 24 | ALH
Mar. 04 | DSC & ALH
Holi Celebration Mar. 08 | DSC
Health & Resource Fair Apr. 01 | DSC
Scavenger Hunt Apr. 06 | DSC
Everyone wears White Party Apr. 21 | ALH
MAY Cinco de Mayo May 05 | DSC
Mother's Day Brunch May 12 | DSC
National Smile Day May 31 | DSC & ALH
National Donut Day
June 05 | DSC & ALH
June 19 | ALH
Chili Cook-off June 16 | DSC
National Bingo Day June 27 | DSC
Fourth of July Picnic
July 01 | DSC
National Gorgeous Grandma Day
July 21 | DSC Christmas in July July 26 | DSC
Game Show Day
Aug. 07 | DSC
National Senior Citizens Day Ice Cream Social Aug. 21 | DSC & ALH
70's Party Aug.25 | ALH
National Senior Center Month All Month | DSC & ALH
Grandparent's Day Sept. 09 | DSC
Tea with the Tea Sept. 15 | ALH Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 22 | ALH
Thriller Dance Oct. 27 | DSC
Veteran's Day Program Nov. 10 | DSC Thanksgiving Luncheon Nov. 17 | ALH
A Cozy Christmas Dec. 8 | DSC Midnight in Spain Dec. 29 | DSC
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Food, Fun & Entertainment
LOCAL AND EXTENDED TRIPS
Learn something. See something. Eat something. Buy something.
Local Trips 2023
Friends and Foodies welcome! Let’s get out and about and try some new cuisine. Join the Lunch Bunch each month to try a new local restaurant. Transporation is provided, but lunch is on your own. Registration is required and is $5.
Jan. 20 | 11 a.m. | Ernesto's Feb. 17| 11 a.m. | Old West Cafe
Mar. 10 | 11 a.m. | 407 BBQ
Apr. 14 | 11 a.m. | Fish City Grill More to come throughout the year!
Get Up! Get Going! Get Out! Let’s travel around the metroplex for a day trip. Grab your friends or make new friends. Whether you are interested in learning about history, seeing musicals and plays, or just eating and shopping with friends there is a trip to interest you! Spots are limited, so get your spots saved early!
Jan. 25 | Pretty Woman: The Musical at Broadway Dallas | $53
Feb. 22 | Perot Museum | $37
Mar. 22 | Cowgirl Museum | $31
Apr. 26 | Dallas World Aquarium | $45
May 10 | Dallas Zoo | $31
June 7 | Chickasaw Cultural Center | $28
July 12 | Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum | $36
Aug. 23 | Frontiers of Flight Museum | $30
Sept. 28 | Fort Worth Stockyards | $20
Oct. 12 | State Fair of Texas | $20 *Cost includes transportation and admission
Extended Travel 2023
Denton Parks and Recreation has a partnership with the world-renowned travel company, Collette Travel. With this partnership, Denton and surrounding area residents can travel with a familiar group both domestically and overseas. Collette Travel takes care of every little detail and provides all-inclusive tours at a competitive price. Start checking off your bucket list destinations this year!
Interested in learning about the upcoming trips for 2023? Join us for a detailed and fun presentation from our Travel Representative, Karen Barclay, on January 23 at 1:30 p.m.
Aug. 14-23 | Tropical Costa Rica Register by Feb. 14 for $50 savings Dec. 4-8 | Holidays in New York City Register by June 27 for $200 savings For questions and reservation help, please contact Nicole Brasher at (940) 349-8727
Start planning for 2024 travel destinations. Final dates will be announced later this year. For details, attend the Travel Presentation on July 17 at 11 a.m.
Early Spring 2024 | Alaskan Northern Lights
Summer 2024 | Roaming Coastal Maine
Fall 2024 | Classical Greece
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Lets get musical
Sing in the Chorus to make a beautiful sound! This group is led by volunteer, Mary Rosenboom, and rehearses on Mondays at noon at the Denton Senior Center. After a month of rehearsals, the Chorus performs at a variety of community events and businesses. A new concert season starts in January and August.
Monday | Noon | DSC
Never give up on your passions!
This group is led by volunteer, Dianne Randolph, and rehearses on Mondays at the American Legion Hall. The group performs at a variety of special events that occur throughout the year. Open to all active adult participants.
Monday | 2:30 p.m. | ALH
Young at Heart Band
Young at Heart Band is known as the Denton Senior Center’s very own band! Ready to pick up your instrument once again? Audition for the group and get practicing to perfect your skill and contribute to the collective sound of the band. The group often performs for agencies around the local area.
Tuesday | 8:30 a.m. | DSC
New Horizons Band
New Horizon Band allows those who have always wanted to learn how to play an instrument the perfect opportunity to do so. This group is led by Debbie Rohwer. To join or for more information about New Horizon Band, contact Debbie at email@example.com
Monday | 3 p.m. | DSC
Off the Arts classes!
Yes, even you can be an artist! Pick up that paint brush!
Social Painting focuses on watercolor painting, but any art form is welcome. Share your ideas and tips with the class and spend time working on your paint projects. A suggested watercolor supply list is available. Workshop is free, but a rec pass is required.
Monday |11 a.m. | DSC
Creating in Acrylics
Volunteer and creative mastermind, Marleen Cordell, leads a fun doit-yourself craft class making a variety of crafts from home decor to personalized gifts. Some supplies provided. Each month is something different and requires specific supplies.
First Friday | 1 p.m. | DSC
Mandala Dot Art
Traditionally, a mandala is a geometric design or pattern that can give you a sense of peace while making your creation. Making mandalas are an effective form of art therapy, helping to calm and comfort people struggling with mental health issues. The fee includes class supplies.
Dates & Times vary | DSC
Experienced artist and instructor, Carmen Lax, brings the technique and the art of painting with acrylics to the Denton Senior Center. Each session will have a specific focus that builds with each week. Be sure to see the supply list of items that you need to bring to each class.
Tuesday | 5:30 p.m. | DSC
Beginner and experienced registrants come together in a relaxed atmosphere to use existing or handcraft from clay molds. Pottery wheel, slab roller, and kilns are provided. Artists are welcome to bring additional supplies as needed.
Thursday and Tuesday | 10:30 a.m. | DSC
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ComingSoon! Watercolor Class beginninginApril!
Find your Fit
Interested in sharing your stories or perfecting your writing skills? Meet up with this group of passionate storytellers and creative writers of all skill levels. Workshop is free, but a rec pass is required.
First Thursday | 4 p.m. | DSC
Poetry lovers and writers join together to learn and discuss the life and works of a renowned, or little known, poet. Plus, end with an inspiring writing prompt to take home and try your own hand at creating a "word" of art. Class led by center manager, Nicole Brasher.
Jan. 11 | 9:30 a.m. | DSC Feb. 8 | 9:30 a.m. | DSC Mar. 8 | 9:30 a.m. | DSC
Newcomer Meet & Greet
We invite all newcomers to the Denton Senior Center for a tour and a quick overview of all the things that we do here. Includes Q&A time with the center manager, Nicole Brasher and some of the members of our Advisory Council. Registration is required.
First Friday | 11:30 a.m. | DSC
Join together with passionate outdoorsy friends to tend the garden and patio at the Denton Senior Center. Getting outside and in the dirt has great health benefits!
Bring a sense of humor and expect to have a good time singing along to some of the greatest hits!
Share travel tips and experiences with other wellversed or want-to-be travelers.
Wanted: Seasoned Adventurers
Dialogue on Aging Resource Group
Passionate and expert volunteer, Kirsten Kaae RN, BSN, LPC, M.Ed, leads a support and resource group about all things aging. Come share you concerns, experiences, and resources in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
First Thursday | 1 p.m. | DSC
Caregiver Support Group
Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships.
Second Wednesday | 11:30 a.m. | DSC
Do you live, breathe and eat sports? Do you plan life around games? If so, this special interest group is tailored for you. This program is led by passionate sports fan, and staff member Jane Riddle.
March Madness Bracket Pick
After the conference tournaments are finished and the pool of 64 teams are selected, complete your bracket and each game winner will give you points up to Round 6 and the Championship Game. This year, we will only track game winners and not point spread. Download the ESPN app to get started. Mar. 15 - Apr. 3 | DSC
Other Perks and FUN!
Sewing Classes| Monday | 11 a.m. | ALH
Needlework | Tuesday | 8:30 a.m. | DSC
Adult Coloring | Wednesday | 2 p.m. | DSC Bingo | Thursday | 2 p.m. | ALH
Community Card Making | Friday | 10 a.m. | DSC Birthday Bash | First Friday | 11 a.m. | DSC
Adult Coloring | Friday | 1 p.m. | ALH
Thrifty Bingo | First & Third Friday | 1 p.m. | DSC Book Club | Friday | 1 p.m. | ALH
Join your fellow adventurers as they delve into the fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons. First timers and seasoned veterans are welcome. Bring your dice bags, pencils, and snacks.
Wednesday | 6 p.m. | DSC
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The blended learning or in-person course equips students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants.
Mar. 24 | 10 a.m. | DSC
Aug. 8 | 4 p.m. | DSC
Teen Tech Tuesday
Get your tech questions answered. Students with the Denton Parks & Recreation Teen Council will be at the Denton Senior Center to help you with your phone, iPad, laptop, or software questions.
First Tuesday | 5 p.m. | DSC
City Circle Series
Each month a different department will help educate the community about who they are, what they do, and what might be available to Denton residents.
Second Thursday | 11:30 a.m. | DSC
Denton County Master Gardener Association
The Denton Senior Center has partnered with the Denton County Master Gardeners to offer educational programs about all things gardening.
Second Friday | 9 a.m. | DSC
Come ready to learn and navigate technology easily with the help of Denton Public Library Staff.
Tuesday and Friday | Noon | ALH
A Self-Defense and Readiness program tailored to the 50+ population, created and taught by our Denton Police Department.
Tuesday and Thursday | 3 p.m. | DSC
Dallas Area Parkinson's Society
Each month, an expert in the field of Parkinson’s disease presents helpful information from different types of treatment, care partner support, and more.
Legal Aid Community Education
Education from the industry’s finest to prepare our community for financial security, estate planning, taxes and more! Seminars hosted at ALH.
SAIL COMING SOON!
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization for older adults. Join the Denton Senior Center and Medical City Denton for our Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL) program!
Lifelong learning is easier than ever. Denton Senior Center member discount: Join OLLI for just $85 a year with no additional course fees! olli.unt.edu OLLI at UNT offers fun, educational activities for adults age 50 and better Learn from university professors and other experts in non-credit courses offered online and in our 7 classrooms across North Texas CONTACT US firstname.lastname@example.org 940-369-7293 The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Texas No tests No grades No limits "OLLI at UNT classes add a new dimension to my life." Sally A "OLLI at UNT is just what we need to keep our minds agile " Don V. Access to Exclusive Events & Local Trips Special Interest Groups & Travel Opportunities Discounted & Free Tickets to select UNT performances Access to selections from The Great Courses Checkout privileges at UNT's Willis Library Membership Also Includes: EDUCATION PROGRAMS 8 | Unite, Grow, Play
ALH Movie Day
Every month, the Denton Black Film Festival Institutes hosts a Denton Black Film for viewing and discussion. Light refreshments provided.
Third Wednesday | 11:30 a.m. | ALH
Monthly Movie Matinee
Join with friends or fly solo to watch a popular choice movie with light refreshments. Yes, popcorn is included!
Second Friday | 1 p.m. | DSC
Woodshop Access & Workshops
The Senior Center woodshop is available for all 50+, regardless of experience level.
Open Project Hours
Monday-Friday | 9-Noon | DSC
Tuesday and Thursday |5:30-7:30 p.m.| DSC
Keep an eye out for information coming on some pop-up workshops!
DROP IN ACTIVITIES
Get your Head in the Games!
First and Third Tuesday | 5:30 p.m. | DSC
Interested in learning this game, register for the next Learn to Play Mahjong series. Mar. 8-29 | Wednesday | 1:30 p.m. | DSC
Mexican Train Friday | 10 a.m. | DSC
42 Domino Game
Learn to play 42 with some experts and people who love 42, including our very own Tyler Smith. Jan. 12-Feb. 23 | Wednesday | 1:30 p.m. | DSC
Wednesday| 12:30 p.m. | DSC
Party Bridge Thursday | 12:30 p.m. | DSC
Shuffleboard, Pool Tables, Putting Green, and lobby are always open for drop-in activities. Check the cabinets or ask staff for assistance in pulling out tables and card games.
Friday Night Music & Dance at DSC
Break out those dancing shoes or boots on the last Friday of each month! Come to dance or just listen and sing along to the sounds of the classics. There is a variety of music ranging from popular decades, swing, all the way to country! Bands like Danny Romo, Pete N Patti, Doc Gibbs, and many more! Do you have a favorite band you would like to see at the Denton Senior Center? Staff would love to hear from you!
January 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Danny Romo Band
February 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Pete & Patti
March 24 | 6:30 p.m. |Cowtown Ramblers
April 28 | 6:30 p.m. | Doc Gibbs Band
With Denton ISD implementing a half day of school each month during the school year, what better way to spend a weekday afternoon than with the grandkids! We invite all the grandparents with grandkids to the Senior Center for a craft, game, snack, and various fun planned memory-making activities. This is a time to spend with each other making sweet memories! Each month will be a different activity or craft and snacks are provided! Programs are designed to serve kids ages 4 - 12. Spring 2023, Wednesday | 1 p.m. | DSC Fall 2023, Friday | 1 p.m. | DSC
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Mrs. willie frances Champion smith
Willie Frances attended Fred Moore Elementary and High School and continued her education at Texas Woman’s University. She worked at Victor Equipment as well as a teacher’s aide in Denton ISD in the Ginnings Library, and was a Special Ed Aide. Mrs. Smith was one of DISD Library aides when technology was introduced, the six library aides installed computers at a elementary school and taught students, how to use the computers. She operated two computer labs. She was a member of the Denton Garden Club of Texas Federation and won numerous ribbons; her favorite is the African Violet Plant. She is a regular member of the American Legion Hall Senior Center and advisory board. Mrs. Smith is a member of Saint James AME Church and a self-taught storyteller. Mrs. Smith is a mother of six children, grandmother to seven children, and great grandmother to eleven beautiful children. After returning to Denton, she thought to herself “Welcome Home Lady.”
Sheila Miller has been participating in Denton Senior programs since 2013. She moved to North Texas from New Mexico and was looking for something to keep her active and healthy, plus she didn’t really know anyone here. Sheila knew she needed to get connected and thought, what better place than the local Senior Center? Sheila saw an ad in the newspaper for the Denton Senior Center and was immediately intrigued. Ever since she has been attending group exercise classes and especially loves chatting with other members before and after class. The fitness classes are a great motivator to get out for the day and get moving. Sheila fell in love with the many painting classes and is a talented artist, and you can view some of her artwork around the center or in Aletha’s Craft Gift Store. Early on in her time here, Sheila started volunteering at the Front Desk to meet and greet people every day. Through this opportunity, she made life-long friendships and she now serves as the Secretary of the Denton Senior Center Advisory Council and has been on the council for seven years. Shelia says, “The staff is so professional and personnel which makes it a joy to come to the center.” Plus, she is in awe of the wide variety of programs offered for the 50+ community! There is truly something for everyone – from fitness, to games, and education seminars.
“Come join me for the next exercise class offered for free [with a rec pass] on Tuesdays and Thursdays.”
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“I encourage Seniors to come to The American Legion Hall Senior Center and join me with activities planned weekly. It will keep you active and you won’t get old.”
SEEKING NATIONAL ACCREDITATION
The American Legion Hall Senior Center and Denton Senior Center are both affiliates of the National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) and the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC). We know, that is a lot of acronyms, but this all means our facilities are connected to a nation-wide network of passionate agencies that are committed to supporting and strengthening senior centers. NISC is continually disseminating best practices and innovating program to its affiliates, but the organization also advocates for senior services and is a voice to the lawmakers.
The mission of NISC is to advance the quality of senior centers across the nation, and one way to accomplish that is by setting national standards of excellence for senior center staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders to follow. The organization established nine standards that serve as a guide to improve center operations and offer excellence on all levels to members of the public. The senior center staff have embarked on the path to National Accreditation and will begin a “Self-Assessment” process to truly evaluate our programs and operations. This process will reveal the things that are done well, or up to standard, and the things that need improvement.
We need your help! In order to go through the process successfully, we need a self-assessment committee made up of staff and members of the community from a variety of business, organizations, volunteer groups, and most importantly, regular participants!
This is a great way to provide meaningful feedback to make our senior centers the best they can be and to learn about the process it takes to get there. If you are interested in joining this committee and working with senior center staff to accomplish an exciting goal, please reach out to Nicole.Brasher@cityofdenton.com.
Achieving a major milestone of National Accreditation not only brings success to our department and community, but also opens the door wide open for amazing opportunities. Plus, who doesn’t like a good bragging right?
Interested in learning more about the organization mentioned above? Check out the amazing resources at https://www.ncoa.org/
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OUTDOOR RECREATION GET MOVING
Line Dance Lessons
Tuesdays are for Line Dancing! Register for line dancing lessons for a variety of levels. Learn from the beginning or jump in an intermediate level. Instructors Suzanne Ashmore and Wayne Moore both bring their own style of teaching to their classes. Multiple classes, times, and locations vary.
Tai Chi is a martial art that uses slow, fluid movements of the limbs and torso to move energy. Students learn slow motion warm-up, breathing exercises, and 24 basic movements. Benefits include stress reduction, mental awareness, and physical fluidity.
Multiple classes, times, and locations vary.
Middle Eastern Dance Lessons
Better known as “Belly Dancing,” this class teaches you to shimmy more than just your belly in subtle and new ways. Experienced instructor, Catherine Williams, teaches how to move in brand new ways, while teaching the art, history and nuances of the Middle Eastern culture.
Monday | 6 p.m. | Denton Senior Center
Social Dance Lessons
Feel the music and get jiving! Instructor, Henry Evans, teaches a different type of dance each month. Over the course of the month, you will learn the steps and routine to each dance and how to put it together to music. Dance styles taught include, Waltz, West Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Night Club 2-Step, Slow Blues, 3-Step, Jitterbug, Rumba. A great opportunity to learn something new and have fun while doing it!
Wednesday | 6:40 p.m. | Denton Senior Center
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Active Adult Archery
Come learn (or refresh) the basics of internationalstyle archery with a USA Archery and National Archery in Schools Program certified instructor, with plenty of target practice. Archery aids in the development of micro and macro abilities, as well as listening and observation skills. Closed-toe shoes are required.
Jan. 19, Mar. 30, May 11 | 1 p.m. | Denia Rec Center
Dementia Friendly Nature Walk
Join Dementia Friendly Denton County as an Elm Fork Chapter Master Naturalist guides a group walk on paved trails through one of Denton's parks to meet the needs of exercise, education and sensory stimulation.
u Park locations will rotate each week u Group will meet at a pavilion to begin the walk u Caregiver must accompany loved one on walk
Come see the beauty of nature as we experience it first-hand! We will hike three miles and explore what the trail has to offer. Hiking boots, long pants, water, sunscreen and insect repellent are beneficial.
Feb. 24 | 10 a.m. | $5 | Cross Timbers/Lake Forest Trail May. 19 | 10 a.m. | $5 | Clear Creek Natural Heritage
Join American Canoe Association assessed instructor and American Red Cross lifeguard certified staff on a kayak adventure that tours a beautiful local waterway. Open to all skill levels. Paddling experience is not required. Bring a sack lunch and a bottle of water for an adventure picnic. The fee includes transportation, instructors, guides, sit on top kayaks, paddles, life jackets, and kayak instruction.
Apr. 21 | 10 a.m. | $25 May. 5 | 10 a.m. | $25
“ Improvements in mental health, emotional, psychological, and social well-being and cognitive function are also associated with regular physical activity. Despite these health benefits, physical activity levels amongst older adults remain below the recommended 150 min/week. The exercise recommendations from WHO include both aerobic exercise and strength exercise as well as balance exercises to reduce the risk of falls. If older adults cannot follow the guidelines because of chronic conditions, they should be as active as their ability and conditions allow. It is important to note that the recommended amount of physical activity is in addition to routine activities of daily living like self-care, cooking, and shopping, to mention a few. “ (National Library of Medicine)
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MEET THE GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTORS
• 5 years experience
• Yoga and Silver Sneakers® instructor
• Loves helping seniors move their bodies
• 3 years experience
• Yoga and Mat Pilates instructor
• Enjoys the Senior Center and how every one is always excited and supportive
• 17 years experience
• Cycle Yoga and Classically Fit instructor
• Loves helping everyone improve their lives, health, and fitness levels
FITNESS IS AGELESS
Average Age of Group Exercise participant!
• 9 years experience
• Zumba® instructor
• Loves teaching classes and connecting with participants
• Senior Fitness instructor
• Loves using movement and music as mood boosters in motivating classes
*All classes cater to all levels and abilities with modified moves.
Monday, Thursday | 9 a.m. | Denton Senior Center
Tuesday, Thursday | 10 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Monday | 10 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Monday, Wednesday | 1:30 p.m. | Denton Senior Center
Monday | 11 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Wednesday | 6 p.m. | Denton Senior Center
Monday | 5:45 p.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Monday | 6 p.m. | Denton Senior Center
Monday | 6 p.m. | Denia Rec Center
Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 8:30 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Tuesday, Thursday | 5:30 p.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Saturday | 8 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Les Mills CORE™
Tuesday, Thursday | 8:30 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Tuesday | 5:30 p.m. | Denton Senior Center
Wednesday, Friday | 9 a.m. | Denton Senior Center
Tuesday | 6:45 p.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Saturday | 9:15 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Wednesday | 6 p.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Thursday | 6:45 p.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Friday | 9:45 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Saturday | 8 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Monday, Friday | 10 a.m. | Denia Rec Center
Tuesday, Thursday | 10:30 a.m. | Denton Senior Center
Tuesday, Thursday | 11 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
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HEALTH AND WELLNESS WORKSHOPS
In partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, we are bringing in industry professionals to educate the community about the importance of physical activity, mental clarity, nutrition habits, and the benefits of cognitive and social interaction as it relates to those with dementia and their caregivers/supporters.
Come get your blood pressure and glucose checked during our health screenings every second Tuesday.
Second Tuesday | 10 a.m. | ALH
NEW AQUATIC CLASSES AND SCHEDULES
Move freely with less impact and natural resistance. These classes are designed for those who need to work out at a slightly slower pace, or enjoy low-impact aerobic exercise.
Denton Natatorium Pass Required
One Month | $20 Three Month | $45 One Year | $120 10- Puch Pass | $30
Strength training is a land class with guided instruction.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 9 a.m. | Natatorium
Aqua Cardio Fitness
This is a high-impact water aerobics class focusing on burning calories, core, and strength. Be prepared to move and get fit!
Monday, Wednesday | 10 a.m. | Natatorium
This is a low-impact class focusing on balance, flexibility, strength, and coordination.
Monday, Wednesday | 11 a.m. | Natatorium
Cardio Dance Party
Get your groove on with music and moves designed to bring fun to fitness!
Friday | 10 a.m. | Natatorium
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CAN HELP
u Reduce feelings of depression and stress, while imprving your mood and overall emotional well-being
u Increase your energy level u Improve sleep u Empower you to feel more in control
In addition, exercise and physical activity may possibly improve or maintain some aspects of cognitive function, such as your ability to shift quickly between tasks, plan an activity, and ignore irrelevant information.
Here are some exercise ideas to help you lift your mood:
u Walking, bicycling, or dancing. Endurance activities increase your breathing, get your heart pumping, and boost chemicals in your body that may improve mood.
u Yoga. This mind and body practice typically combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation.
u Tai Chi. This "moving meditation" involves shifting the body slowly, gently, and precisely, while breathing deeply.
u Activities you enjoy. Whether it’s gardening, playing tennis, or kicking around a soccer ball with your grand children, choose an activity you want to do, not one you have to do.
The National Institute on Aging
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HEALTH & WELLNESS
Unite, Grow, Play | 15 HEALTH FAIR & RESOURCE Saturday, April 1, 2023 Denton Senior Center 9 a.m.-Noon Interested in becoming a vendor to reach the Denton Community? For information contact Tyler Smith at Tyler.Smith@cityofdenton.com u Carter Blood Care Donation on site u Giveaways & Prizes u Relevant services for any stage of life ACTIVE ADULT
volunteers that have served in various capacities!
Volunteering in your community not only improves the world around you, but helps you feel good too! If you are interested in volunteering and making an impact in this little corner of Denton, please contact Yvonne Kenricks or Jane Riddle to see how you can serve!
Volunteer with Keep Denton Beautiful
We depend on the hard work of our volunteers to make a positive environmental impact in our community. Volunteers provide support in four primary program areas: beautification, litter cleanups, urban forestry, and youth education.
Keep Denton Beautiful Great American Cleanup
Each year, Great American Cleanup mobilizes more than 2,000 Dentonites to improve the beauty and health of the Denton community. Denton’s 35th Annual GAC begins with volunteers cleaning assigned locations citywide. Followed by a Volunteer Appreciation Party. Free lunch for volunteers will be provided along with music, educational activity booths, kids’ bounce houses, contest prizes, and more!
March 25, 2023
Cleanup: Citywide | 8-11 a.m.
Volunteer Party: Quakertown Park | 11-1 p.m. Free to attend
Interested in being a part of the conversations to shape current and future programs within the senior centers? You can serve on one of our advisory boards and provide feedback for staff. Serving on an advisory board is a great way to give back to your community and get connected with new people!
American Legion Hall Senior Center Advisory Board Third Tuesday | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | ALH Denton Senior Center Advisory Board Third Wednesday | 9 a.m. | DSC
Benefits of Volunteering
g It's good for your mental health g It prevents loneliness and isolation g It gives you a feeling of purpose g It helps you meet new friends g It gives you and a loved one a way to reconnect g Volunteering for older adults increases physical activity g It bridges the generation gap g It helps you engage with old interests g It helps you learn new skills
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The Denton Senior Center Systems work with a variety of service providers and organizations to better help our community. Some of our partners include: Assisted Living Facilities, Skilled Nursing, Home Health, Home Care, Residential Placement Services, Medicare, Insurance brokers, Financial Institutes, Companionship and so much more. We warmly welcome all to come out to our centers and meet with staff so you can find the best partners to meet your needs.
Denton Parks Foundation
When a community unites, parks get better. (940) 218-0270
Monsignor King Outreach Center & Our Daily Bread
Serve together as the junction. For shlter, call (940) 268-2968, and for meals, call (940) 566-1308.
The lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you and your loved ones. (800) 273-8255
AARP Life Insurance
Empowers people to choose how they live as they age. https://www.aarp.org/
Special Programs for Aging Needs (SPAN) Meals
Span Inc. is a nonprofit organization in Denton County that provides hot meals for seniors in a congregate setting and to homebound citizens. The Denton Senior Center is a distribution site for Denton, Justin, and Northlake. Patrons also can participate in congregate meals at the center through this program. For more information and how to get signed up visit, https://span-transit.org/
Transportation: GoZone (DCTA)
Want to come to the senior center, but don’t have a way to get here? Catch a ride with GoZone! Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) works with an agency to provide affordable ride-share for citizens. It’s easy to create an account and book a ride all from your phone. If you would like to learn more about this service to help you get around town, visit www.dcta.net/getting-around/gozone-demand
1. Create 2. Book 3. Meet
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HELP US PLAN FOR THE FUTURE
Parks and Recreation is seeking feedback for the future Active Adult Center!
Active Adult Center Vision Plan
The City of Denton Parks and Recreation Department manages two senior centers: American Legion Hall Senior Center and the Denton Senior Center.
The City of Denton adopted the Parks, Recreation, and Trails System Master Plan in Spring 2022. The plan identifies several improvements and significant investments needed for the Active Adult 50+ division. The Parks and Recreation Department is soliciting and gathering feedback on the community's needs, wants, and desires for a future center. g
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Scan QR code to register for a Discuss Denton Account g Give your feedback and ideas g Check out current projects and future plans g Help shape a future recreation center for our 50+ community For more information visit, www.discussdenton.com/active-adult-center-vision-plan
When is your next celebration and have you booked it at one of the senior centers? Denton Parks and Recreation offers amazing rental options for your next family gathering, memorial service, wedding anniversary, or surprise party. There are a variety of room sizes whether your event is intimate or large-scale. We’d love to host you and your loved ones. We’ve got the space – you bring the occasion!
American Legion Hall
629 Lakey St. Denton, TX 76201 (940) 349-8298
It features: g Multipurpose Room Half Multipurpose Room g Terrace g Kitchen g Small Classroom g After-hour Building Attendant
Denton Senior Center
509 N. Bell Ave. Denton, TX 76201 (940) 349-8720
It features: g Multipurpose Room g Medium Classrooms g Conference Room g Small Classroom g Kitchen g After-hour Building Attendant
Denton Parks and Recreation proudly works with registered non-profits and community organizations to provide no-cost rentals during regular business hours. If you need a space for your next meeting, give us a call!
All after-hour rentals require additional staffing fees. Type of event, number of attendees, and time of event determine building attendant fees for each individual rental.
All rentals require a $100 security deposit. Rentals and all cleanup must end by midnight. Tables and chairs are provided, and the renter is responsible for setting up, breaking down, and basic cleaning. Admission charges and alcohol are not permitted.
To reserve, visit dentonparkscatalog.com or stop by the centers for a tour and quote.
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City of Denton Parks and Recreation 321 E. McKinney Street Denton, TX 76205