Fifty Plus Programming

Become A Member

By becoming a member of our senior program (50+), you can gain access to some of our moderate to high activity programs as well as some active relaxation programs. All members have access to our senior fitness centers as well as our senior sports programs. Sound Interesting? If so, sign up for this great membership at any of the 50+ centers listed below!


Membership is FREE! Registration must be renewed at your 50+ center every January.

  • Priority for vacationing and educational trips.
  • Priority registration for all senior (50+) classes and activities.
  • Membership to any of the 50+ centers and all four multi-generational facilities, listed below.
  • A Columbus Recreation and Parks Leisure Card is also required, and registration must be completed in person.

50+ Fall Outdoor Recreation Day

Enjoy the fall scenery and join in for hiking, fishing, canoeing, archery, and/or making crafts. Join in for one, some or all activities while socializing with others outdoors. Please bring a packed lunch and water bottle.


Dates: Nov. 10 and Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Ottawa Lodge 3200 Indian Village Rd

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A monthly Senior (50+) newsletter can be mailed to your home, picked up at a (50+) center or viewed online by clicking below.

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Creativity Classes

Explore your creative talents with our arts classes! These programs are specifically tailored to our senior residents and are taught by experienced art professionals. Classes we have offered include beading, ceramics, crocheting, drawing, finger looming, fused glass, general crafts, henna, jewelry making, journaling, knitting, needle crafts, painting, sewing, quilting and zendoodle. Check out our current class offerings below by clicking the button below!


Nature Classes

Nothing is better than getting out in the fresh air! We have offered classes such as gardening and wood circle in the past. Explore our current program offerings below!


Wellness Classes

Looking to get in shape? Improve both your physical and mental health with our programs. We have offered classes such as basketball, biking, cardio boxing, chair workout, chair sports, dance, general stretching and relaxation, line dancing, pickleball, shuffleboard, tai chi, Tae Kwon Do, tennis, tumbling, walking club and water aerobics. Check out our current offerings below!


Special Interest Classes

Whether it’s playing games with new friends or learning a language, our special interest classes encompass a variety of hobbies. Classes and activities we have offered include book club, card and board games, computer and video games, historical classes, journaling/writing class, languages (American Sign Language & Italian), support groups (Alzheimer’s, arthritis, caregivers, end of life, sickle cell and veterans affairs) and tech help/computer skills.


Insurance-Sponsored Fitness Programs

Many of our sites partner with SilverSneakers, Silver & Fit, Active & Fit, and Renew Active. To get a full listing of what is available at a Get Active Fitness Center near you, click the button below.


Walk With A Doc

TAKE A STEP TO A HEALTHIER YOU! Take steps to a healthier you with Walk with a Doc. Every other Saturday we will host an hour-long morning walk led by a physician from Mount Carmel Health System. Walkers can come and walk for as little or as long as they like and all can enjoy refreshments and walking incentives at each walk.


Senior Food Program

Senior Food Boxes are available for pick-up 1-2 times per month from Dodge and Thompson Community Centers. Sign-up is required. Please call these sites for more information on eligibility.

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