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Fifty and Better

Dancers at Luepke Center's Senior Prom

With dedicated spaces at Firstenburg and Marshall Community Center and a wealth of activities happening around the City and across the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver seniors will find an experience that's right for them.

Fifty and Better Activities

Trapedero II at Firstenburg Community Center

Named after the Trapedero Club, a Parks & Recreation social club for teens that began in the mid-1940s, the modern Trap is located on the first floor of Firstenburg Community Center.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Address
700 NE 136th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98684

Club Notes: Playing bingo? Please bring a white elephant gift in exchange for a bingo card. Call ahead before attending either bridge club. Bring your own scissors and adhesive for paper crafts. A $2 club fee (per session) applies to all clubs.

Luepke Senior Center

Adjacent to Marshall Community Center, Luepke is home to a paperback lending library and computer lab. Seniors will find a variety of specialty dances, classes and community presentations happening here.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Address
1009 E McLoughlin Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98663

Club Notes: Playing bingo? Please bring a white elephant gift in exchange for a bingo card or a can of food on Fridays. Call ahead before attending either bridge club. Bring your own art supplies for drawing club. Bring your own needles and yarn for knitting/crochet. A $2 club fee (per session) applies to all clubs.

Focus on Fitness

Become a passholder at Firstenburg or Marshall Community Center. Firstenburg Community Center offers both SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® programs. SilverSneakers® is offered in partnership with select health plans at no additional cost for Medicare-eligible members. Silver&Fit® is designed specifically for Medicare beneficiaries and includes a membership at Firstenburg. We invite our all seniors to participate in these classes as long as we have room.

Contact Tammy Jones, Senior Fitness Advisor, at 360-487-7038 to learn more about our partnership with SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® and to find out if you are eligible for a no-additional cost membership!

50+ Travel Program

Since 1971 Parks & Recreation has provided people over the age of 50 affordable group travel. These day-long trips explore attractions, events, festivals, cultural activities and destinations near and far with varied levels of difficulty. Trips are planned in advance and escorted by trained volunteers. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the ride!

50+ Forever Young Hikers

Stay active, meet new people and have fun! A new adventure awaits you every Monday or Tuesday and could take place anywhere from Columbia River Gorge to the Pacific Ocean.

Hikers must attend an orientation (held the first Thursday every other month) before registering and going on a hike. The orientation will include approximately one hour classroom time and an easy hike from Luepke Senior Center to Beaches Restaurant and Bar and back. The orientation and hike are free (no registration necessary). Bring a bottle of water, and wear appropriate hiking clothes and shoes.

The Messenger Newspaper

The Messenger is the 3rd largest newspaper in Clark County. It is mailed for free to anyone 50 or older who requests it. Topics include entertainment, travel, health, wellness and a retirement guide for 50+ residents of Clark County, Washington.

Meals-On-Wheels People

Enjoy a hot, nutritious meal provided by Meals on Wheels People, a nonprofit organization. Anyone 60 years of age and older is welcome to join us for lunch, regardless of income level. Lunches happen Monday - Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Firstenburg Community Center and Luepke Senior Center. Donations appreciated.

For more detailed information about home delivery or volunteer opportunities call 360-695-3847.

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