SENIOR PROGRAMS

The Senior Station is the Hub for Senior Activities! Whether it is our daily activities, weekly trips or special events, this is the place to be for anyone 55 and over.

 Monday – Friday

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 3500 Clifford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23707

(757) 391-3241

Billiards, Cards & Table GamesDaily9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Chair SeniorciseTuesdays & Thursdays10 a.m.
Zumba GoldTuesdays & Thursdays10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Line DancingThursdays12:30 p.m.
Craft CornerTuesdays12:30 p.m.
Sewing ClassThursdays (Please check Newsletter for dates of sessions)1 p.m.
BingoThursdays12:30 p.m.
Bible StudyThursdays10 a.m.
Book Club2nd & 4th Fridays10 a.m.
Survival Club2nd Saturdays10 a.m.
Monday Movie ClassicMondays 2nd & 4th12:30 p.m.
Gospel Sing4th Tuesday10:30 a.m.
Red Hatters3rd Thursday (Scheduled Events)11 a.m.
Fitness RoomMonday - Friday9 a.m. - Noon & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Birthday Bash4th Thursday11 a.m.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AT THE SENIOR STATION

Here are a few of our Trips and Special Events planned for the upcoming season:

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

AARP Driving Class
Date(s): Tuesday & Wednesday, February 5, 6, 19, 20; March 5, 6, 19, 20, 2019
Location: Senior Station
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Target Age: Adults aged 50 and older
Description: Pre-registration is required. Students will learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road and much more. Plus upon completion you could save money on your car insurance!
Registration will be held at the Senior Station. AARP members fee $15, and non-members $20. Instructor, Eddie Carr.

Lunch & Learn
Date: 2nd Mondays
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Senior Station
Target Ages: Adults 55 & older
Description: A variety of topics that are health, financial community and wellness related. So staying informed is the vest way to stay healthy. One of our goals is to keep you informed. Come out and hear the latest information on these topics. Registration is required. Please call (757) 391-3241.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Enhance Fitness
Date: January – March
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Target Age: Adults 55 and older
Description: This program is for adults aged 55 and older. The program helps older adults at all fitness levels to become more active, energized and empowered to live independently. Each session will end with a cool down. Sessions will meet three times a week. Wear comfortable clothing and showes. You must have a City of Portsmouth facility ID. Instructor Caitlyn Allen for Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia. 

Fitness Room
Date: Open Monday – Friday
Time: 9 a.m. – Noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Senior Station
Target Age: Adults 55 and older
Description: Come work out in our fitness room. Our equipment will help keep you fit. You must be a registered participant. Proper athletic footwear and gym wear required. Participant must have a valid facility I.D. card.

Ongoing Activities
Day: Monday – Friday
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Target Age: Adults 55 and older
Location: Senior Station
Description: Join us for everyday and monthly activities such as puzzles, cards, table games, bingo, special evetns, day trips, and more. Call to check out our montly calendar and join the fun.

Community Resource Center

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Senior Station
Target Ages: Adults 55 and older

Description: Portsmouth Health Department and Portsmouth Parks & Recreation introduce: The Community Resource Center. Community Health Workers are available to consult and provide information on local resources for the senior population. The volunteers are there to complete necessary intake paperwork with clients and to address their needs concerning topics from chronic disease to housing assistance! Our biggest priority is closing the gap to care, and linking our Portsmouth residents with the information they need to live long, healthy lives! If there are any questions, or if you are interested in learning about the Community Health Worker program, please feel free to give us a call at 391-3241.

 

COMPUTER LAB

Open Computer Lab
Days: Monday – Friday
Times: 9 a.m. – Noon & 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Senior Station
Target Ages: Adults 55 & older
Description: Open computer lab is for registered participants. You must sign in and out. Participant must have a valid facility I.D. card.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Senior Fall Bowling League

Date: January 17 – March 21, 2019
Time: Noon
Location: Strike Zone Scott Center Annex, 1487 Andrews St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Target Age: Adults age 55 and older
Description: Senior bowling for fun and fitness! Awards will be given at the end of the league. Includes 3 games of bowling, shoes and lunch. You must register by Friday, October 5, 2018. A valid facility ID is required. Cost: $12 per person payable at bowling center.

Let Us Call You Sweetheart

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m
Location: TBA
Target Age: Adults age 55 and older
Description: We will be honoring our senior Sweethearts in the Community! Come out and join us. You can submit a couple to be honored by calling the center to get a registration form and then you and your seniors come out to support them! All participants must be registered by Monday, February 4, 2019. Call the Senior Station for additional information at 391-3241. A donation of $8 per person is due by Monday, February 11, 2019.

St. Patty’s Day Celebration

Date: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Senior Station
Target Age: Adults age 55 and older
Description: Today we celebrate St. Patrick and some Ireish traditions. Come and enjoy some Irish Stew, sing some songs and learn the history of the famou St. Patrick. Your registration and donation is due by Monday, March 11, 2019Cost: $7 donation.

Senior Sports Day Registration

Date: March 1 – April 1, 2019
Time: Facility Hours/9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Application will be available at the Senior Station, 3rd Floor Portsmouth City Hall Parks & Recreaion Office, Portsmouth Recreation Centers and Public Libraries.
Target Age: Adults age 50 and older
Description: The Annual Senior Sports Day will take place May 6-9, 2019. Please pick up your application for more detailed information.

 TRIPS AND TOURS

The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum

Date: April 8 – 13, 2019
Time: Leaving at 8 a.m. Parking location TBA
Location: Senior Station
Target Age: 50 years and older
Description: The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum is loated in Cincinnati. We will leave Portsmouth by way of motor coach, enjoy 5 nights of lodging, 8 meals, 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners, admission to the Ark Museum, the Creation Museum and the Newport Aquarium and much more. The Arkk is a life-size Noah’s Ark built on the dimensions given in the bible. the Creation Museum allows you to venture through biblical history and the quarium has 70 exhibits, 14 galleries, five seamless tunnels totaling 200 feet in length. You will experience penguins, gators, sharks and much more! Stop by the Senior Station for more information. Call the Senior Station for additional information at 391-3241. Price is $565; deposits of $75 due by Wednesday. January 30, 2019 with the balance due by February 22, 2019.