Senior Program

Suffolk Parks and Recreation offers a variety of activities for individuals ages 55+ at the East Suffolk Recreation Center. We have partnered with Senior Services of Southeastern VA to provide transportation and nutrition programs to the citizens of Suffolk. Membership to the Senior Program is only $5 per year! Members enjoy trips and excursions, special events, health screenings, wellness activities and fitness classes. Every year we celebrate the holidays with our annual holiday gala and love is in the air at our Sweetheart Ball. Wii Bowling tournaments and bridge clubs are also opportunities for our members to socialize and have fun. For more information contact us at 514-4500.

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Senior Program Activities



2017 Virginia Senior Games


Looking for a fun way to stay active? Bowling, Badminton, Horseshoe, Table Tennis and much more. The 39th Annual Virginia Senior Games will be accepting applications soon.

Diabetes & Blood Pressure Check


Every 3rd Wednesdays at 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. a local health professional will be on site to assist with special health-related checks. Remember to make note of what you eat before the check.

Senior Choir Performances


2nd and 3rd Monday 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The Senior Choir visits local nursing homes and brings entertainment through song, dance and encouraging words.

Senior Aerobics


Physical activity is essential to healthy aging. If you are a senior looking to get more active, join us at the East Suffolk Recreation Center for our Senior Aerobics class! This class focuses on floor aerobics, which may help to increase your mobility, balance, strength, and flexibility! Instruction includes stretching, general conditioning, step aerobics and toning to help keep you in shape. You can enjoy exercising at your own pace while improving your overall health! Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Cost is $12 per session. Space is limited, so register now!

Line Dance Class


Do you want to be the life of the next party or wedding reception? Then come on out and learn the latest line dances with instructor Evelyn Wall. The East Suffolk Steppers also travel and dance at special events and activities. The first session of classes will be held September 12-October 20, 2016. Classes are held on Monday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. There is a $20 one time registration fee.

The second session of Line Dancing Classes will be held October 31-December 1, 2016. Classes are held on Monday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. There is a $20 one time registration fee.

Computer Basics for Active Adults 55+


Don't be scared of your computer! Do you want to learn how to operate a computer and surf the web? During this 8 week course, you will learn basic computer skills, how to search the Internet, how to email and even connect with your family and friends through social media. Space is limited! For more information, please contact Janice Myrick. The class is held September 20-November 15, 2016 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. at the East Suffolk Recreation Center. The class is free with a valid recreation center membership.