Additional classes and programs can be found at

These programs are designed for ages 50 and older.

Free Programs

Nature Hikers
Ages 50+. Hiking is a great way to experience nature while getting a great workout. The Nature Hikers group will plan short nature hikes at parks and natural areas throughout central Virginia. Please join us for an organizational meeting to help plan the group’s first hike. Information: 290-0305.

Th     Jan 16                   5:30-6:30pm   Free       DR

Online Registration 101
Ages 50+. Did you know you can register for programs and classes offered by Henrico Recreation and Parks online? Join us as we walk you through the steps for creating a user account and selecting your favorite activities. Information: 290-0305.

Tu     Feb 4                    2-3pm               Free       EH
W     Feb 12                  5-6pm               Free       DR

History Roundtable: Virginia Randolph High School
Miss Randolph’s legendary contribution to educating African-American students. Calling all alumni, former teachers, and friends of Virginia Randolph High School to come celebrate National Women’s History Month in recognition of Miss Virginia Estelle Randolph. As a woman of character, courage, and commitment, she fits the 2014 National Women’s History Month theme! This is a unique opportunity to bring Miss Randolph’s school community back together to capture and record oral histories, memories, and reflections of times spent on her once, Old Mountain Road, school grounds. Bring your “show and tell” school-related photos, yearbooks, diplomas, trophies or mementos for us to photograph or scan to assist in sharing her story at this national landmark. Information: 501-5114 or 261-5029.

Sa     Mar 29                 11am-2pm        Free          Virginia Randolph Museum

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. Please call Cindy Spear at 804-243-9785 to make an appointment.

Belmont Recreation Center
Wednesday: April 30, May 28, June 18, July 23, Aug. 27

Confederate Hills Recreation Center
Wednesday: April 30, July 30

Deep Run Recreation Center
Wednesday: April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2

Dorey Recreation Center
Wednesday: May 14, July 9

Eastern Henrico Recreation Center
Wednesday: April 9, June 11, Aug 13

Hidden Creek Recreation Center
Wednesday: April 23, May 21, Aug  20

Open Gym

Open Gym: Senior Pickleball

For ages 50+. Pickleball has been described as a fun blend of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. Join our pickleballers for social play throughout the week. Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver provided on site. This program is continuous throughout the year but will not meet on County holidays. Equipment provided.

Deep Run Recreation CenterPickleball
Wednesday*: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
*Cancelled June 18-Aug 13
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Information: 290-0305.

Eastern Henrico Recreation Center
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-noon.
*Cancelled June 17-Aug 19
Information: 225-2056.

Open Gym: Senior Multi-Sport
For ages 40+. Join us for open gym on Friday mornings. Participate in basketball, volleyball, table tennis, pickleball and more! All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver provided in site. Henrico Residents only. Senior Open Gym will not be held on County holidays or when other programs are scheduled

Eastern Henrico Recreation Center.
Fri, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Information: 225-2056.

Open Gym: Senior Volleyball
For women 40+ and men 50+. Volleyball is competitive, fun, and a great way to meet new friends. Join our volleyballers at Deep Run Recreation Center for pick-up play every Tuesday and Thursday. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver provided on site. Program will not meet on County holidays.

Deep Run Recreation Center
Tuesday & Thursday: 6-8:30 p.m
Information: 290-0305.

Senior Clubs & Leagues

Bowling Leagues

Ages 50+. Join other senior adults in Henrico for bowling, fun, and fellowship.

Young at Heart
Mondays, 1-3pm, Shrader Lanes
Information: 755-1342.

Easy Does It
Thursdays, 1-3pm, Shrader Lanes
Information: 755-1342

Golden Leaguers Bowling League
Thursdays, 1-3pm, Bowl America Short Pump
Information: 306-7092

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

GolfGolf Club
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.

Leisure Clubs
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.

Central Gardens
Second & Fourth Tuesdays: 10:30am-1pm
Hidden Creek Recreation Center.
Information: 648-5282.

Confederate Hills
Third Wednesday: 10:30am-12:30pm
Confederate Hills Recreation Center.
Information: 737-2676.

Golden Angels
Second Friday: 10am-noon
Belmont Recreation Center.
Information: 562-8878.

Gravel Hill Longbridge
First & Third Tuesdays, 10am-noon
Dorey Recreation Center.
Information: 795-2419.

Varina Social Seniors
Second & Fourth Mondays: 10am-noon
Dorey Recreation Center.
Information: Lois, 829-6927 or Ellen, 795-1909.

Originating in China 2,000 years ago, Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, calculation, and a certain degree of luck. All levels can enjoy the American version of this classic game. Supplies are provided.

Deep Run Recreation Center
Fridays: 1-4pm
Information: 290-0305.

Senior Softball League
For women 40+ and men 50+. Our 2014 season will begin with an organization meeting and registration. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 24, 6:30pm at Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Road. Newcomers are welcome to join in the fun. Information: 270-7397.

Social Bridge Bunch
Bridge players with previous experience can join fellow players for fun and fellowship. Players will rotate tables throughout the social. Bring a snack. Supplies provided. Social Bridge Bunch

Confederate Hills Recreation Center.
Tuesdays: 9:30am-1pm

Belmont Recreation Center
Wednesdays: 10am-1pm

Deep Run Recreation Center.
Thursdays, 10am-1pm

Tennis Clubs
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
Tuesdays & Fridays. Information: 270-6333

Mondays & Thursdays. Information: 515-8620

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 or Ms. Schwerdtfeger (president) at 737-3049.