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Young at Heart

St. Louis County applied and was accepted into the World Health Organization's (WHO) and AARP's Network of Age-Friendly Communities in June 2013.

The St. Louis County Parks Department is a big part of this initiative and are aware of how important it is for all of our residents to stay active, healthy and engaged in our community. The Parks Department has always offered a variety of events, programs and classes for people of all ages, interests and background, but we are taking this opportunity to focus in on the seniors in our community.

Studies show that not only is it important for seniors to stay active for their physical well-being, but also for their mental well-being. The social connections that come with joining classes and participating in programs can be just as effective as exercise at improving mood and quality of life. This is just one reason the Parks Department is introduced our "Young at Heart" programming for seniors. Programming includes classes such as chair exercise, Pickleball and free indoor walking to help with physical activity. We are also offering educational classes such as learning to use an IPhone or IPad and social activities like playing Bridge and Mah Jongg.

We are aware of the importance of being an age-friendly community and are excited to offer these new programs for the Young at Heart! For more information on the classes and programs offered, check out the calendar of events below!

Exercise Classes
Chair Exercise (Ages 50+)

This is an exercise program designed for those 50 and over which is centered on chair and includes stretching, muscle and strength building. Call 314 615-8822 for more information.

Location: Affton Community Center
Days: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Call for pricing

Senior Cardio & Flex

You will use aerobic movements in this class ending with a calming stretch. Bring a mat, towel and water to each class. Wear comfortable clothing and supportive workout shoes. No registration is required. Call 314 615-8822 for more information.

Location: Affton Community Center
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 9:15 - 10 am
Cost: $5 per class

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is a modified Zumba for active older adults and beginners that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Dress comfortable for flexibility with sport shoes.

Location: Affton Community Center
Days/Times: Tuesdays (11-11:45 a.m.) / Fridays (9 – 9:45 a.m.)
Cost: $5/class
To register, call 314 615-8822

Location: Pavilion at Lemay
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9 - 10 a.m.
Cost: Call for pricing
To register, call 314 615-8877

Senior Strength

This signature class is designed to improve range of motion, flexibility, cardio conditioning as well as muscular and core strength. Chairs, bands and light weights will be used. Call 314 615-8877 for more information or to register.

Location: Pavilion at Lemay
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 10 - 10:45 a.m.
Cost: Call for pricing

Line Dancing for Older Adults: Beginner

Line dancing is a non-impact form of exercise with extra stretch movements.

Location: Affton Community Center
Days: Fridays
Time: 1:35 - 2:35 p.m.
Cost: $59 per person
Call St. Louis Community College-Meramec at 314 984-7777 to register.

Location: Pavilion at Lemay
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $2/class
To register, call 314 615-8877

Line Dancing for Older Adults: Intermediate

Beginning Exercise Line Dancing is a prerequisite for this class. Line dancing is a non-impact form of exercise with extra stretch movements.

Location: Affton Community Center
Day: Fridays
Time: 12:20 - 1:20 p.m.
Cost: $59 per person
Call St. Louis Community College-Meramec at 314 984-7777 to register.

Location: Pavilion at Lemay
Day: Friday
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $2/class
To register, call 314 615-8877

Slide Dancing Exercise

Line Dancing is a non-impact form of exercise. Come and learn the latest line dances each Friday night. No fee, this class is sponsored by Beyond Housing.

Location: St. Vincent Community Center
Days: Fridays
Time: 6pm – 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Classes & Programs
Early Memory Loss Tours

Participants, along with a care partner, enjoy an interactive, themed tour. Tours are led by Laumeier Docents who have been trained by the Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis and can be tailored to fit all participants’ needs and abilities. Participants stand and walk up to 45 minutes; tour pathways are wheelchair- and walker-accessible (hats and sunglasses strongly recommended). Registration fee includes one care partner or support person with one participant. For dates, visit www.laumeier.org

Staying Fit & Active

Pickleball is a great low-impact way to stay active and meet new friends. This game combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.

Open Play Pickleball

Location: Affton Community Center
Day: Visit the events calendar above
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: $2/person

Location: Pavilion at Lemay
Day: Open Monday - Friday
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Cost: FREE for Members, and $3 non-member (equipment is provided)

Indoor Walking

We offer free indoor walking at the following facilities:
The Pavilion at Lemay (Monday - Friday: 9 - 10 a.m.)
North County Recreation Complex (Monday - Saturday: 8 - 10 a.m.)
Affton Community Center (Monday - Friday: 8 - 9 a.m.)
St. Vincent Community Center (Monday - Friday: 8- 9 a.m.)

Silver Sneakers

**SilverSneakers is now available at all of these locations!

Fun With Friends
Beginning Bridge Instruction

Learn bidding, play, defense and etiquette used in play in this eight-week course. Call St. Louis Community College at Meramec for session dates or to register at 314 984-7777. Cost is $89/person. Classes take place at the Affton Community Center.

Intermediate Bridge Instruction

The instructor will help you learn to play your hand more skillfully. You should have the basic skills of bridge for this course. Call St. Louis Community College at Meramec for session dates or to register at 314 984-7777. Classes take place at the Affton Community Center. Cost is $29/person.

Bridge and Mah Jongg with Phyllis

Improve your skills or just keep your play on top. You may either play Bridge or Mah Jongg on both days. Call 314 615-8822 for more information. Classes take place at the Affton Community Center.
Wednesdays: 7 - 9 p.m.
Thursdays: 3 - 5 p.m.
Cost is $5/person/class

FREE American-Style Mah Jongg Classes

Learn to play this popular game. Register at the front desk.

Location: Pavilion at Lemay
Day: Thursdays
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities

St. Louis County Parks relies heavily on our volunteers to keep our parks, trails and museums running and looking great. We are always in need of individuals, families or groups to help with trails, honeysuckle removal, serve as museum attendants and tour guides. If you are looking for a great way to meet new friends and give back to the community, join our team! For more information visit our Volunteer page or contact our volunteer coordinator at 615-8VOL or [email protected].

View Park Events

 

Park Postings:

(As of 12/14/18 7:00 a.m.)

All recreation complexes and historic sites will be closed on December 24th and 25th.


Unger Park roads are open to the Riverside Trail Parking lot, however, the Riverside Trail remains closed beyond this parking lot.


The Grant's Spur along Grant's Trail was severely damaged during periods of heavy rain. For safety reasons, this short trail has been closed.


Ohlendorf Park restroom will be off-line for the remainder of the season.  Portable toilets and hand washing stations remain onsite for public use.