Activities – Keystone Community Services

Activities

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. Designed for adults 55-100+ years old, Keystone offers a wide array of exercise, wellness and social/recreational programs to help older adults stay healthy, independent and socially connected. Participants choose from the program’s many offerings according to desires and interests. All are welcome!

Get Connected

Our Thriving Times Newsletter is a quarterly compilation of resources and activities.

Winter 2022 – Thriving Times (Nov. 2022 – Jan. 2023)

To keep everyone in the loop, we have a brand new biweekly e-newsletter called “Keeping Connected” that will provide a collection of Keystone and community resources for you to participate in. Sign up to receive the newsletter below!

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Weekly In-Person Activities

We’re so excited to be back to gathering in person! We are offering opportunities to gather in person at our community centers and are also offering opportunities to connect virtually on Zoom.

Fit & Fabulous

Specially designed group fitness classes for ages 55+ and all abilities. Class includes stretching, endurance, and weight lifting. Join us at your comfort level. Recorded classes also available 24/7 on our website.

NOTE: We are offering trained leader led classes on Mondays; Wednesdays and Fridays include video instructor led classes.

Where: Mondays and Fridays at West 7th Community Center, Wednesdays at Merriam Park Community Center.

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Arthritis Exercise

Arthritis Foundation trained exercise instructors will lead this low impact, joint-safe exercise class, teaching gentle stretching and strengthening.

Where: Merriam Park Community Center

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Gym Walking

A nice safe, dry, warm place to walk. Both West 7th and Merriam Park gyms available.

Where: West 7th Community Center and Merriam Park Community Center

When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Pickleball

For those 55+. Novice and advanced Pickleball matches played for fun, and include similar levels of play. You get a good, enjoyable workout.

Where: Merriam Park Community Center

When: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Cost: $2/session

Krafters

Bring your art/craft supplies and spend an afternoon with your fellow artists/crafters, sharing ideas and conversation.

Where: Merriam Park Community Center

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Fiberazzi

Knit, crochet, and needlecrafts. All skill levels and fabric craft types welcomed. Come share ideas and conversation.

Where: West 7th Community Center

When: Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Cribbage

Enjoy several games of cribbage. Games are played with partners and rotation.

Where: Wednesdays at Merriam Park Community Center

When: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Scrabble

Like all word games, Scrabble is great for the mind. Join us weekly for several fun, challenging games.

Where: Fridays at Merriam Park Community Center

When: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cards – 500

Meet weekly with others who enjoy playing cards. The is currently playing 500, but taking suggestions for other card games.

Where: Fridays at West 7th Community Center

When: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Virtual Activities

Are you more comfortable staying at home? No problem! We have fun activities for you, too! Please call our senior program staff (651) 645-7424 to get the link for each online Zoom activity.

Zoom word games

Join us weekly on Zoom to challenge and strengthen your mind through word games. We will rotate through four games: Scattergories, Boggle, Words within Words, and Let’s Make a Guess. You will need paper and a pen. Fun guaranteed! New game ideas welcomed.

When: Mondays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Zoom book club

Do you enjoy reading novels and talking about what you’ve read? This group is for you! Our book club meets monthly on Zoon, every fourth Wednesday.

When: 4th Thursday of the month, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Social

Let’s face it getting out of the house isn’t always easy; especially on bad weather days. Wouldn’t it be nice if our friends came to us, and we didn’t have to worry about a clean and tidy house? ZOOM social helps with both. Join us with your beverage of choice and let’s talk and laugh.

When: Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Zoom Dice Games

Games are fun. And dice games are fun for everyone; not requiring any great skill or deep thinking. There are many dice games adaptable to playing on ZOOM. We will rotate through several varieties of games. Join us. Try it, you’ll like it.

When: Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 

Watch Previous Virtual Fit and Fabulous Classes

In case you are not able to join us live or would just like to try our Fit and Fabulous Class on your own time, we’ve been recording the exercise classes for you! You can view pre-recorded Virtual Fit and Fabulous classes. Click one of the links below to participate on your own time!

New to Zoom?

Wondering how to use Zoom? Check out this tutorial.

This tutorials will have you video chatting like a pro in no time! Keystone staff are also happy to help so reach out to us anytime and we can help get you connected.

Offering Activities to Meet Goals

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.

Fitness Classes

All of our Keystone fitness classes are tailored to be beneficial for your physical and mental health. We can guarantee:

  1. You will have FUN and will meet new friends
  2. You will feel better after attending
  3. You can participate in classes regardless of experience and ability

We can also tailor your fitness experience with the use of weights, resistance bands, chairs, regular breaks, or other support from our fitness leader.

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.

Social Activities

In addition to our fitness classes, we have activities that engage people from the community. Current opportunities including a variety of programs that help older adults have fun and stay connected socially.

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.