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.
Adult Beginner Swim Instruction: Oct. 22-Dec. 17
For adults looking to LEARN TO SWIM.
Register online by Oct. 15 or call 651-450-2480.
Fall Fashion Show feat. Taylor Marie's Mobile Boutique | Oct. 22: 11:30a-2:30p | $20
Enjoy a fun afternoon with a full service mobile retail store featuring name brand women's clothing and accessories. A catered, light meal will also be served.
Mobile Technology 101: 2 Sessions | FREE
Inver Glen Library | Thu, Nov. 3 | FREE
Laura Morlock, branch manager at Inver Glen, will share the great resources available for use at the library.
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 651-554-3423.
Learn to Skate Program
55+ Driver Safety Class - Virtual & In-Person
Active Aging Week at the VMCC: Oct. 3-7
Join us each day for FREE activities on ways to stay active as you age. Registration may be required. Learn more on our Special Events page.
Weekly Card Games
Join us in the Senior Center, Community Room 2 for FREE weekly card games. Coffee, bottled water and packaged snacks will be provided.
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 Tuesdays of the month | 1p.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
The Church Basement Ladies in Plowin' Thru at Ames Center | Nov. 15 | $93
Octagon Victorian Christmas | Dec. 6 | $95
Once Upon A Mattress - CANCELLED
The Root Beer Lady | Feb. 9 | $95
Register by Jan. 2, 2023 with Code AT-W0209 or online.
Outdoor ActivitiesPickleball Courts
Off-leash Dog Park - Purchase a Pass
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 - FOURTH Tuesday of the Month
Relax and enjoy a half hour of pampering every 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.
3-D Gait Analysis
Improve your posture, biomechanical imbalances to prevent injury, ease pain and/or improve your walking or running speed. Your gait will be analyzed and a set of corrective exercises will be prescribed based on the results. Register online through Aug. 31 available dates or call 651-554-3423.
- Who can benefit? Athletes, those recovering from injury or stroke or anyone who wants to improve their walking or running gait. Analysis is performed by Dr. Greg DeNunzio, DC, BSME Clinical Coordinator- Biomechanics Division Chief of Staff, Sweere Center for Clinical Biomechanics and Applied Ergonomics
- Fee: $149 / members; $199 / non-members
- 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 651-450-2585 to sign up or in-person at the IGH Parks Recreation Office.
2022 Membership: $15/person - membership renewal for 2022 is open; membership renewal for 2023 will open in October. Your membership dues support the Club and its work.
Note: Beginning in Sept. 2022, all senior club payments for new membership and monthly luncheons will be paid directly to the Senior Club. A locked drop box will be installed inside the VMCC north entry (door "E") by the Parks & Rec office, near the east ice arena. Registration forms and envelopes will be provided at this drop box.
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 beginning in September (see note above).
- Oct. 17: Pizza | BINGO | $10
- Nov. 21: Pie & Ice cream | Elections & BINGO | FREE
- Dec: NO MONDAY luncheon - see below for Holiday Luncheon details.
Holiday Luncheon | Friday, Dec. 2 | $15
Join us for this special luncheon to celebrate the holiday season. There will be a delicious roast beef meal and a holiday choir for entertainment. Happy Holidays!
Free Agent Registration
If you want to play in adult leagues but can't find teammates, you can register as a free agent. Complete and submit the Free Agent Registration Form.
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.