Active Adults 55+ Programs & Activities
We 💚 our Seniors!
IGH Parks & Rec offers seniors many opportunities to stay active and and engaged at the Veterans Memorial Community Center and find a sense of community and friendship in the IGH Senior Club. Senior Center programming is provided in partnership with the ISD 199 Community Education Department.
55+ Driver Safety Class - Virtual & In-Person
(ages 55+) Certified instructor teaches this class. Those who complete the class qualify for a 10% discount on auto insurance. The Driver Improvement courses are open to the public and held at the VMCC; Pre-registration is required through the MN Highway Safety & Research Center.
Taxes in Retirement | Jan. 11 & March 13 | FreeRegister online for Taxes in Retirement
Volunteer with The Open Door! | Feb. 1 | FreeRegister for Volunteer with The Open Door
How to Use Venmo Safely | Feb. 15 | $20Register for How to Use Venmo Safely
What is the Value in the Estate Sale Market? | Feb. 20 | FreeRegister for What is the Value in the Estate Sale Market
10 Early Warning Signs of Parkinsons's | Feb. 29 | FreeRegister for 10 Early Warning Signs of Parkinson's
Life Line Screening | Jan. 29: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | FreeRegister for Life Line Screening
Happy Feet Foot Services | Second Friday & Fourth Tuesday of the month | FreeCall 763-346-3390 to set up an appointment.
Inver Wood Golf Course - Lessons
Adult Swim Instruction
For adults looking to learn or fine-tune their swimming techniques. View available courses.
Specialty Fitness programs
are on a set, short-term schedule with smaller class sizes at budget-friendly prices for members and non-members of the VMCC:
Register for available sessions online or by calling 651-450-2480.
Participate in these challenges for a chance to win a $75 VMCC gift card! Complete 3 of the 4 challenges and you'll receive a T-shirt.
Come learn the fastest growing sport around!
This is an intro class for new players. You will learn the rules, keeping score, etiquette, and more. All equipment is provided.
This class focuses on skill improvement for players who understand the basics.
Learn to Skate Program
Landmark Tours Travel Shows Talks | Jan. 23 | FreeRegister for a free informational travel presentation.
Contemporary Line Dancing | Jan. 16-Feb. 20 | $40
Social Dance Classes
Register online for social dance classes or call 651-450-2480.
Volunteer with the City of IGH
Click here to learn about opportunities and to contact our Volunteer Coordinator.
Inver Wood Golf Course
Foot Golf at Inver Wood Golf Course
Weekly Card Games
Join in the fun and games hosted by the IGH Senior Club at the VMCC in the Senior Center. All experience levels are welcome. No registration required — just come!
History Book Club
Meets every FOURTH MONDAY of the month at the VMCC from 10-11 a.m. Discuss selected books with this free, drop-in group, no registration is required. For more information, view 'The Scoop' section of the current Parks & Rec brochure
Note: Room location will be posted in the VMCC on day of club.
Sleeping Mats for the Homeless Project
First Tuesday of the month | 1 p.m.
Put those plastic grocery bags to good use and keep them out of the landfill by joining us in making sleeping mats for the homeless. Mats are crocheted out of plastic bag yarn (PLARN). Jobs include: cutting (bring your own scissors), sorting and crocheting (please bring your own 16mm or size (Q) crochet hook). Directions will be provided. Mats will be donated to Friday Night Street Gang, an organization that supports the homeless. If you have any questions, email: email@example.com.
Senior Club - Fiction Book Club
"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" at Chanhassen Dinner Theaters | March 13
Branson Tour | April 22-26
"MJ the Musical" at Orpheum Theater | May 22Depart VMCC: 6 p.m.
Return to VMCC: 11:15 p.m.
National Eagle Center & Chickadee Cottage | June 13
Outdoor ActivitiesPickleball Courts
Off-leash Dog Park - Purchase a Pass
No team? No problem! Register as a free agent and we'll work to match you with a team.
Inver Wood Golf Course Leagues:
UCare Member Discounts
UCare for Seniors members and EssentialCare members are eligible for one $15 discount per calendar year on most community education/recreation programs including trips! Members simply show their UCare ID card when registering for the trip/class to receive the discount. Members must be enrolled with UCare at the time of the trip/class to receive the discount. UCare Choices and Fairview Choices members are not eligible for the $15 class discount. Other restrictions may apply.
Driver's Ed Refresher Courses
The Driver Improvement courses are open to the public; pre-registration is required. A MN Highway Safety & Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. Those who complete the course qualify for a 10% discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law. First time participants must complete the initial eight hours of training and a four hour refresher class every three years to maintain the discount.
1-(888)-234-1294 or www.mnsafetycenter.org
Happy Feet Foot Services - SECOND Friday AND FOURTH Tuesday of the Month
Relax and enjoy a half hour of pampering on the second Friday and fourth Tuesday of the month! A nurse will provide a foot soak, nail trim, foot massage and foot treatment.
To schedule an appointment, call 763-560-5136.
Indoor Walking Program
During the ISD 199 School Year 2022-23: Mon-Fri: 2:30-5:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Our indoor walking/running track is available to all members and daily admission users (18+). Athletic shoes required. We allow strollers and small children in carriers as well as those with wheelchairs to use the track at anytime. The track is 1/16 of a mile long and circles the fitness center. Call 651-450-2480 with any questions.
Personal Posture Analysis
This 60 minute session will assess your muscle strength and flexibility, balance, movement patterns and posture to identify muscle imbalances, joint dysfunction and instability. Our posture alignment specialist can use these results to create a unique program designed to correct your imbalances, improve your muscle function and restore balance so you can live your best pain free life! (Programming not included in the assessment cost, customer must purchase additional training sessions.)
- Fee: $50 / members; $60 / non-members
- Register online or call 651-450-2480
- Senior Housing
- Senior Resources
- Yellow Ribbon Campaign
The IGH Senior Club is a place for camaraderie, socializing and entertainment, while participating in interactive and exciting activities, including monthly luncheons, weekly card games, a holiday party and more! Activities are held at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in the Senior Center (Community Room 2). The club is managed by a Board and in partnership with IGH Parks & Rec. Senior Club Board Officers meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m.
Call 651-450-2480 to sign up or in-person at the IGH Parks Recreation Office.
2023 Membership: $15/person - Your membership dues support the club and its work.
Note: All senior club payments for new membership and monthly luncheons are paid directly to the Senior Club. A locked drop box is by the Parks & Rec office, near the east ice arena (VMCC north entry, door E). Registration forms and envelopes are available at this drop box.
The senior center is CLOSED:
Weekly Card Games
Every week the Senior Center hosts several card games. All card playing events are FREE for both members & non-members--including refreshments! No registration required, just make sure to be on time!
Monthly Luncheons - Members ONLY!
Senior Club members enjoy the benefit of a monthly luncheon on the third Monday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. These luncheons bring together members in a fun, social gathering with entertainment and food. Registration is required by the Thursday before the luncheon. Register at the new locked drop box (see note above).
- Jan. 15: Potluck; for planning purposes, registration is required | Free
- Feb. 19: Swedish meatballs on egg noodles, buttered carrots, salad, buns, & BINGO | $18
- March 18: Corned beef & cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, carrot medley with baby red potatoes, salad, rolls, cookie, & entertainment | $18
- April 15: Roast turkey with coleslaw, green beans, salad, roll, brownies, & BINGO | $20
Free Agent Registration
If you want to play in adult leagues but can't find teammates, you can register as a free agent.
Weather Impacts to Programs, Events and Activities led by the City of IGH*
Wondering if an event or your practice/game is still on due to inclement weather?
Call the IGH Weather Hot Line at 651-450-2595 to check the status for city-led program and events due to inclement weather. We strive to update by 4:30 p.m. After hours, it is up to the coaches and instructors to make the final decision.
*We cannot make weather-related decisions for other league associations or events held in our community by other businesses or organizations.