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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 $1 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 $1 club fee (per session) applies to all clubs.

Focus on Fitness

Become a passholder at Firstenburg, Marshall or the Vancouver Tennis Center. Swim, work out or take group exercise classes for a low monthly fee. Firstenburg Community Center offers both SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® programs. The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is offered in partnership with select health plans at no additional cost for Medicare-eligible members. The Silver&Fit® Fitness Program is designed specifically for Medicare beneficiaries and includes a membership at our facility. Firstenburg Community Center offers a variety of over 35 senior exercise classes per week, including SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® formats! We invite our regular senior members 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.

Hike Orientations are held on the first and third Thursday. The orientation will include approximately one hour classroom time and about a one hour easy hike from Luepke Center to Beaches Restaurant and Bar and back. Once you have completed the hike orientation and easy hike, a barcode will be added to your customer account, which will qualify you to register for more difficult hikes. The orientation and hike are free (no registration necessary). Bring a bottle of water, and wear appropriate hiking clothes and hiking 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. Read about health, education and leisure information, legislative issues and other matters of interest to SW Washington's senior residents.

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 1 p.m. A donation of $3 per meal is suggested.

For more detailed information about home delivery or volunteer opportunities contact:
Rebecca Brown at 360-597-5711 (Firstenburg Community Center)
360-695-3847 (Luepke Senior Center)

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