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Facilities & Parks

Senior Adult Center

The Winter Haven Senior Adult Center plays host to a wide variety of recreational programs and activities for those 50 and older. Musical entertainment, holiday parties, special interest speakers, classes, activities, social groups and shuffleboard are only a small sampling of opportunities. The facility also has 24 shuffleboard courts and a large auditorium-style hall available for rentals.

Senior Adult Center Calendar

Fitness Programs

Wellness with Wilma

A 60 minute low-impact total body workout that includes aerobic, strengthening, balance and flexibility modalities. It provides an intense workout that is easily modified for beginners.

  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Fee: $1 Resident / $2 Non-resident
  • Registration is required.

Low-Impact Exercise Class

This low-impact aerobic exercise class uses the Richard Simmon’s Silver Fox video tape, which is played on a large screen television. This is an excellent workout for all fitness levels.

  • Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Time: 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
  • Fee: Free
  • Registration is required.

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is designed for seniors and focuses on flexibility, strengthening, stress reduction and relaxation. Enjoy the benefits of yoga sitting in a chair rather than getting up and down from the floor.

  • Days: Wednesday and Friday
  • Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Fee: Free
  • Registration is required.

Tai Chi

Experience the gentle flowing movements of Tai Chi, and treat your whole body to a gentle and relaxing workout.

  • Day: Wednesday
  • Time: 1:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $4 Resident / $5 Non-resident

Walk and Roll

Join us as we walk around beautiful Lake Silver! Participants meet at the Senior Center and walk at their own pace. Get some exercise, enjoy the scenery and take in some fresh air!

  • Day: First Friday of every month
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.
  • Fee: Free

Table Tennis

Enjoy a fun game of table tennis with your friends! All materials provided.

  • Day: First Tuesday of every month
  • Time: 9:30 a.m.
  • Fee: Free

Strength and Cardio

A total body workout that includes aerobic, strengthening, balance, and flexibility modalities.

  • Day: Mondays
  • Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Fee: $1 Resident / $2 Non-resident

Music and Art Programs

Painting Bee Social

This self-guided program allows you to compare and learn techniques from other painters or just enjoy the company of others while you paint. Participants bring their own materials and use the media of their choice.

  • Day: Wednesday
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Fee: Free

Mixed Media Painting

Learn to paint using oils, pastels and watercolors. Painters bring their own materials and work on their own projects. Come create your own masterpiece!

  • Days: Alternating Mondays and Thursdays
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.
  • Fee: $10 Resident / $11 Non-resident
  • Registration is required.

Quilting Bee

Individuals bring their own sewing machines and work on their projects. An experienced instructor provides assistance if needed.

  • Days: Wednesday and Friday
  • Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Fee: Free

Dance Programs

Beginning Line Dance Class

Learn line dances to country and pop songs. Participants often perform at local nursing homes and health expos. No partner required.

  • Day: Thursday
  • Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $4 Resident / $5 Non-resident
  • Registration is required.

Dance Social

This dance social offers a variety of live dance music. Couples and singles are welcome.

  • Day: Tuesday *Starts in October*
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $3 Resident / $4 Non-resident
  • Registration is required

Country Western Line Dance Social

Come practice the country western line dance moves you have already learned. Bring your partner!

  • Day: Thursday *Starts in October*
  • Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $5 Resident / $6 Non-resident
  • Registration is required

Cards and Games Programs

Card Social

The card social provides a fun afternoon for different card games. A partner is not necessary to participate. Free to play.

  • Bridge: Monday 1:00 p.m.
  • Pinochle: Wednesday and Thursday 12:00 p.m.
  • Hand and Foot: Wednesday 12:00 p.m.
  • Mahjongg: Thursday 12:00 p.m.
  • Domino: Friday 12:00 p.m.

Po-Ke-No

Po-Ke-No is a great mix between cards and bingo. All materials are provided and participants play for grocery items.

  • Day: Friday
  • Time: 10:45 a.m.
  • Fee: Free

Bingo

Participants play for grocery items.

  • Day: Wednesday
  • Time: 10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Fee: $0.25 per card

Chess Club

The chess club welcomes players of all levels and those that are interested in learning the game or improving your skills. Members bring their own boards.

  • Days: Wednesday and Friday
  • Time: 1:30 p.m.
  • Fee: Free

Miscellaneous Programs

AARP Defensive Driving Course

This class is designed to teach the current rules of the road and defensive driving techniques. Participants may be eligible for an insurance discount after course completion. Participants must attend both days for course completion. Call (863) 293-6685 to register today!

  • Days: Last Monday and Tuesday of every month
  • Time: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $15 AARP Members, $20 Non-AARP members
  • Registration is required.

Movie Matinee

Join us for free movies!

  • Day: Tuesday (except for the last Tues. of the month)
  • Time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Fee: Free

Winter Haven Shuffleboard Club

The shuffleboard club holds weekly shuffleboard games. This club also participates in state and district tournaments, turkey shoots and special events.

  • Days: Wednesday and Friday
  • Times: 1:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $10 annually to join the club

Friends who Feast

Friends who Feast is a social group that dines at various restaurants throughout the Winter Haven area. Transportation is provided. Seating is limited, so call early to reserve your spot or you can meet us there. A transportation fee might be added pending location.

  • Dates: May 26 – Cracker Barrel                                                                 June 16 – R-Place Eatery                                                                         July 28 – Osaka                                                                                   August 26 – Sonny’s
  • Time: Bus leaves the Center at 10:45 a.m.
  • Fee: Participants pay for their own meals.

Fellowship Dining (served by Polk Elderly Services)

Hot meals served each week day to persons 60 years of age or older. Participants must fill out proper paperwork and commit to eating at least 2 – 5 meals a week. Meals are provided and served by Polk Elderly Services. Click here for the lunch menu. Menu is subject to change without notice.

  • Session Dates: Ongoing
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Times: 11:30 a.m.
  • Fee: Donation
  • Registration is required.
Locations
Winter Haven Senior Adult Center
250 South Lake Silver Drive NWWinter Haven, Florida 33881
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Contact Information

Staff

Jackie Richardson
Recreation Leader
Jennifer Burke
Recreation Supervisor II