Activities & Classes abound for 55+ residents
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department invites area seniors (55+) to participate in upcoming activities at six locations. All programs and facilities are open to the public.
Potluck and Bingo
Monthly senior potlucks are a fun way to make new friends in the community. Please bring along a side dish or dessert to share, and we will provide the meat and drinks. After lunch, enjoy a game of bingo with prizes! Upcoming potlucks are: Wednesday, February 7 at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. (#10439); Tuesday, February 13 at the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr. (#10555); Wednesday, February 28 at the Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville, 7250 Nolensville Rd. (#10639). Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and lunch begins at noon. The potlucks are free, but registration is required at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Senior Lunch Bunch – Enrichment Center
Let’s do lunch! Jump on the bus for a fun lunch outing once a month. We will leave from the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9 for a trip to Martin’s BBQ Joint. Lunch is Dutch treat, and transportation is $3 each. Space is limited to 12, so register 1/18-2/7 (#10457) at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Healthcare Series for Seniors
The Williamson County Enrichment Center at 110 Everbright Ave. will host a series of healthcare classes for seniors, presented by LJM Healthcare Information Management. Classes offered are: Protecting Your Healthcare Identity (#10591), February 2 ($25); Healthcare Terminology Literacy (#10593), February 16 ($25). To register for these classes, go to the Seniors section at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Lunch & Learn-Urology
Learn about urology and your health at a free lunch and learn, Monday, February 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. This free event will provide valuable medical information. Lunch will be included. Reservations are required before February 21 at www.wcparksandrec.com (#10441). Presented by Williamson Medical Center.
Senior Hike-Enrichment Center
Meet at the Williamson County Enrichment Center at 110 Everbright Ave., Wednesday, February 28 at 9:00 a.m. for a trip to Montgomery Bell State Park. Terrain will vary. Wear hiking shoes and bring water. Please register 1/22-2/26 ($3 for transportation) at www.wcparksandrec.com (#10952).
Senior Technology Classes
Need help with how to use your iPad, iphone, android phone or Facebook? Get up to speed in these classes: iPad/iPhone Beginners, February 1 and 8, 10:00 a.m. to noon, $36 (#10623); Android Beginners, February 1 and 8, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., $36 (#10626). Classes offered at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. For registration, go to www.wcparksandrec.com.
Senior Lunch Bunch – Longview Recreation Center
Try someplace new for lunch once a month! We will leave from the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr. at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 2 for a trip to Stan’s Country Restaurant. Lunch is Dutch treat, and transportation is $3 each. Space is limited to 12, so register in advance (#10568) before January 31 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Open Watercolor Studio
Bring your own supplies and ideas to this new watercolor studio. Instructor Pam Irvin will guide you in learning watercolor techniques. Meets ongoing Fridays, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. No registration is required for this drop-in class. The class fee is $2 for Enrichment Center pass holders and $4 for others. Open to the public, 55+.
Senior Open Art Studio
Express yourself during this ongoing senior open art studio time. Bring your own art supplies and projects every Monday from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. Instructor Pam Irvin will be on hand to teach new techniques and help you hone in on your artistic skills. No registration is required for this drop-in class. The class fee is $2 for Enrichment Center pass holders and $4 for others. Open to the public, 55+.
Whether you are a novice or experienced dulcimer player, you will enjoy practicing and playing with this group of seniors (55+). Dulcimer Dandies meet every first, fourth and fifth Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. The group performs together at local events throughout the year. No registration or fee. Just drop in and join the fun.
Senior Games at Enrichment Center-Franklin
The new Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin has a number of ongoing games and activities in the Senior Lounge. All seniors (55+) are welcome to drop in to enjoy the lounge or any of the games. General admission is $1 or free with a department pass. Regularly scheduled activities include: bridge, dominoes, bunco, mah jong, Scrabble, euchre, pennies from heaven, pinochle, and rummikub.
Join the fun with other seniors every Thursday from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville, 7250 Nolensville Rd. Play cards or games, knit or just chat in the senior activities room. No registration is needed. This is a free activity. Just drop in and meet other area seniors!
Senior Bowling Group
The Franklin Family Entertainment Center hosts a discounted bowling time for seniors on Mondays and Fridays starting at 9:00 a.m. No experience is necessary and there are no set teams or leagues. Games are $1.50 each and most people bowl up to 3 games. This is a great way to bowl for fun and meet new friends.
Senior Volunteer Group
If you are age 55 or older and looking to get more involved in the community, join the Williamson County Parks and Recreation senior volunteer group. Each month, the group takes on a project or service hours in the community. If you want to get involved, contact Kylie Preston at 615-786-0186, ext. 2048, or KylieP@williamson-tn.org.
If you are looking for a new way to be more active, try Pickleball, a relatively new game popular with many seniors. Pickleball is a cross between badminton, tennis and ping pong, and it’s lots of fun. Open Pickleball (indoor) for beginners is offered at the Longview Recreation Center, Franklin Recreation Complex and the recreation centers in Fairview and Nolensville. A beginner clinic will be offered February 27-March 8 ($15, register at www.wcparksandrec.com) at the Academy Park Gym, 120 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. For information about clinics and the use of the four outdoor Pickleball courts at the Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright St., visit the Senior Athletics section at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Senior Group Fitness & Aqua Fitness
A number of exercise programs for seniors are offered by Williamson County Parks and Recreation at the recreation centers in Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, Spring Hill and Fairview, as well as at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. Classes vary at each location, and may include Aerobic Fit, yoga (beginner, strength and advanced), SilverSneakers® Classic, circuit training, Zumba Gold, indoor cycling, water aerobics and more. For a complete list of senior fitness options, visit the seniors section at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Sports for Seniors at Academy Park Gym
The Academy Park Gym, located at 120 Everbright Ave. offers a free walking club for seniors (55+), Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Other scheduled weekly activities include: table tennis Fridays at 9:00 a.m.; Indoor pickleball Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., and Fridays at noon; Open gym Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (badminton, shuffleboard, basketball and more). The admission fee for gym use is $1 for seniors, or free with any WCPR pass. All activities are open to the public. For a schedule of weekly activities at Academy Park Gym, pick up a flyer at the facility or visit www.wcparksandrec.com. For more information, contact Kylie Preston, senior sports coordinator at KylieP@williamson-tn.org.
Williamson County Parks and Recreation is a public organization, here to benefit the community. Anyone may register for and participate in the department’s programs, teams, classes and events. For program registration, pass purchasing or additional information, visit www.wcparksandrec.com. You may also receive department information by “liking” Williamson County Parks and Recreation on Facebook; following us on Twitter at @wc_parksandrec or Instagram at @willcoparksandrec or on Pinterest or YouTube.