Keystone Senior Services keeps older adults (age 55+) thriving and active through fitness classes, wellness events and social activities.
Older Adults Stay Active
Keystone Senior Services helps seniors “age in place” by providing activities to keeps one’s mind and body healthy. There is overwhelming evidence that shows the importance of fitness and social connections for individuals of all ages. Our programs and activities are designed specifically for older adults and keep our greatest generation engaged as a vital part of our community.
Alert minds, healthy bodies, energized spirits
That’s what the Keystone Active Seniors program is all about! Active Seniors is a year-round program of diverse activities designed to support independence and enhance quality of life. Keystone provides a wide array of exercise, wellness and social/recreational programs to help active seniors stay healthy, independent and socially connected. Participants choose from the program’s many offerings according to desires and interests. All are welcome!
Active seniors love to volunteer. Get involved today!
Keystone’s Active Seniors program is designed for adults aged 55-100+ years old. We offer a wide array of exercise, wellness and social/recreational programs specifically for older adults. Daily fitness classes, social activities and volunteer opportunities are available.
Activities offered in the Community
Our senior participants love that they get to stay close to their home and participate in activities. Classes and programs are offered at both of Keystone’s community center locations, the Merriam Park Community Center and the West 7th Community Center. Each community center also hosts a senior lounge to catch up with friends, borrow a book or puzzle, or just pop in to see what is going on.
Important Updates for Spring 2020
Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, we have closed senior centers and cancelled our active senior programs. We miss seeing all of you and we look forward to when we can all be together again.
We have compiled a collection of resources from food resources to ways to stay connected socially with one-another. See the full newsletter of resources below!
Active seniors tell us that two things are important to them – maintaining their health and staying socially connected to their neighbors. With those two goals in mind, our senior activities are designed accordingly.
All of our Keystone fitness classes are tailored to be beneficial for your physical and mental health. We can guarantee:
You will have FUN
You will meet new friends
You will feel better after attending
You can participate in classes regardless of experience and ability
Tailored Fitness Experience
We guarantee these qualities because we modify classes so each person can individualize their workout though the use of weights, resistance bands, chairs, regular breaks and personalized attention from our instructors.
Programs Get Results
Among fitness program participants, 92% reported that attending our exercise classes has improved their overall health and 97% would recommend our programs to family, friends or neighbors.
In addition to our fitness classes, we have multiple activities each day that engage people from the community. Opportunities include:
Lunch bunch outings
AARP Smart Driving Courses
Matter of Balance falls prevention classes
Programs Designed by Seniors
Many of the programs and classes are designed by current participants. Participants share ideas and feedback, plan activities and volunteer to help organize events. We are always open to new ideas. Seniors can share ideas or sign up to volunteer to run an activity.
Keystone History Tours
Many active seniors in our community (and their friends and family members) enjoy participating in Keystone’s History Tours. These tours are stay local for day-trips and head across the country for longer trips. Read more about these tours and how you can get involved.
This couple stays active in Keystone’s senior program
For Sue and Denny, the West 7th Community Center is a big part of their retirement lifestyle. They moved to the West 7th neighborhood in 2011 and have been involved in the programs at the community center ever since.
Enjoy Connection to the Community
While Denny grew up in St. Paul, Sue was brand-new to the city when they moved.
“I had just retired and no friends here. The community center was close by so I started exercising and volunteering,” Sue said.
We know for so many people in our community, things in their lives may not feel as stable as they once did. If you or someone you know needs support please know our programs are here for you and we encourage you to refer people to us as well. We can get people connected to food shelf services, meals on wheels, crisis assistance, or refer to other community services as we are able.
Looking for additional food support?
In July we’ll also be hosting Foodmobile distributions, Free Farmers Market events and a Fare for All event, all in safe, socially-distanced ways. Check out our events page for the full schedule and check back regularly as more events are added.