55+ Adult Ongoing Activities

All events take place at Brookview, unless otherwise noted.

The following is an overview of activities throughout the year from the Golden Valley 55+ Adult Program and its partners. For the most up-to-date information on upcoming events, view the 55+ Adult Program Calendar.

View the Fall 2018 Park & Rec catalog. To view past offerings, browse older issues of the Park & Rec catalog.

Special Events

+ Golden Valley Library Events

+ Golden Valley Reads

+ Holiday Tea

+ Celebrate Oktoberfest At Brookview

Cards & Games

500

Wednesdays, 1 pm.

Lawn Bowling Clinic

Wed, Aug 1, 10-11:30 am. $3/person.
Brookview Lawn Bowling greens
Register here

Lawn Bowling League

Wed, Aug 8-Sept 26,10-11 am. $5/league fee plus $3/week.
Brookview Lawn Bowling greens
Register here
or cancel by Aug 7

Bridge

Fridays, 9 am.

Cribbage

Tuesdays, 1 pm.

Dominoes

Mondays, 1 pm. Free.

Euchre and Poker

Thursdays, 1 pm.

Sports & Fitness

Pickleball

INDOOR | Equipment available on a limited basis. Gym shoes required.
Sundays beginning Sept 16, 3–5 pm
@ Davis Community Center
$4/at door, $30/10-time punch pass

OUTDOOR
Mon, Wed, Fri, 8–10 am, Thur, 7–9 pm
@ Wildwood Park

Pickleball is a game played on a badminton or tennis court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. This is not a league...come when you can...just drop in. Participants MUST CHECK-IN at front desk for indoor pickleball. Call the senior office at 763-512-2339 with questions.

Senior Golf Leagues

Senior Par 3 League
Men and women ages 55 and older are invited to play at the Brookview Par 3 course on Thursdays, May 3–Sept 13. Tee times start at 7:30 am with weekly sign-up. The $5 league fee is collected at the kick-off meeting April 20. Call 763-512-2305 for information.

Senior Patron 18-Hole Regulation League
This senior golf league will play the 18-hole course at Brookview. The $15 league registration is due before your first week of play. League plays on Tuesdays, May 1–Aug 28. NOTE: You must be a valid Brookview Senior Patron card holder to register and play. Call 763-512-2305 for information.

+ Pedal Pushers

+ Happy Hour Yoga On The Green

+ Daytime Yoga With Annette

+ Pilates-Inspired Workout With Annette

Education & Discussion

Coffee Talk

4th Wednesday of the month, 9:45–11 am
@ Brookview Valley Room North
Note: No meetings in Nov & Dec

Join us on the fourth Wednesday of the month for juice, sweet rolls, donuts, informative programs and, of course, coffee! Call the Seniors Office to register two days in advance. $2 (payable at door-register ahead of time by calling 763-512-2345)

Wed, Aug 22 - Golden Valley's Suburban Evolution
Wed, Sept 26 - Adopting Senior Pets
Wed, Oct 24 - "The Law And Legacy Of World War I In MN: How The 'Great War' Still Affects Us Today"

Defensive Driving

Adults age 55+, save up to 10%, 3-year discount on car insurance premiums and become a better driver by taking a state-approved National Safety Council Defensive Driving course. These classes are taught by professional certified instructors and offered by the Minnesota Safety Council. No tests are given but attendance is required to receive the certificate of completion.

Registration & Certificate of Completion:
To guarantee certificate at class completion, register at least 7 days in advance with the Minnesota Safety Council. Make checks payable to “Minnesota Safety Council” and mail to: 474 Concordia Ave, St. Paul, MN, 55103. Call 651-291-9150 to register with Visa or MasterCard.

8-HOUR FIRST TIMERS COURSE
@ Brookview Valley Room North
Sat, Nov 3 & 10 (must attend both days) | 9 am–1 pm | $19/person

4-HOUR REFRESHER COURSES
@ Brookview Valley Room North
Thur, Aug 9, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13 | 9 am–1 pm | $18/person

Driver Improvement Programs

This is a Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center
(MHSRC) Driving Improvement Program for those over 55. Clases are taught by a certified instructor from the Minnesota Highway Safety Center. Minnesota State Law allows a 10 percent reduction in auto insurance premiums for three years upon completion of the course.

To register, visit the Minnesota Safety Center website at www. mnsafetycenter.org or call toll free at 1-888-234-1294. Fees collected day of class.

8-HOUR FIRST TIMERS COURSE
@ Brookview Valley Room North
Wed & Thur, Sept 26 & 27 (must attend both days)
5:30–9:30 pm
$26/person

4-HOUR REFRESHER COURSES
@ Brookview Valley Room North
Tue, Oct 2 | 5:30–9:30 pm
Wed, Nov 7 | 12:30–4:30 pm
Thur, Dec 13 | 12:30–4:30 pm
(only need to attend one day)

$22/person

Money Matters

3rd Thursday of each month, 10–11:15 am
@ Brookview Valley Room North
Note: No meeting in Nov

With rising consumer costs, finances and investments are of more interest than ever. Join us as we hear speakers from companies dealing with finances and investments present information important to today’s investor. Donations accepted for refreshments. No pre-registration required.

Thur, Aug 16 - Wills, Trusts, and Other Estate Planning Tools
Thur, Sept 20 - Advanced Health Planning
Thur, Oct 18 - Discover St Louis Park And Golden Valley
Thur, Dec 20 - Elder Financial Abuse Prevention For Seniors And Their Families

Health & Wellness

Helping You Through The Medicare Maze: Medicare And Health Insurance Counseling

March 8 and April 12, by appointment at 10 am, 11 am, or noon
@ Brookview Rice Lake Conference Room

Going to retire and need your Medicare questions answered? Just out of the hospital and have forms that need filling out? Make an appointment with Marsha to answer your Medicare Insurance questions, assist you with insurance forms or guide you through supplemental or Part D insurance. She'd love to work with you. Call 763-512-2366 at least three days in advance of appointment date.

Living Wise & Well

1st Thursday of each month, 2–3:15 pm
@ Calvary Center Cooperative Prairie Room
Note: No meeting in Nov

It’s a fact! People are living longer and healthier. Join us for this program that offers information each month for a happy, healthier you. No pre-registration required. Co-sponsored with Calvary Center Cooperative.

Thur, Aug 2 - Parkinson's Disease
Thur, Sept 6 - How To Protect Your Photos Before Disaster Strikes
Thur, Oct 4 - Dementia
Thur, Dec 6 - Holiday Decorating Made Easy
Thur, Jan 3 - Foot Care

Volunteering

Mondays with Mary

Mondays, 9:30–11:30 am
@ Brookview Valley Room

Join Mary on Monday mornings to make door decorations, greeting cards, party favors and more. We work on projects for Ambassador Care Center, Dinner At Your Door, Senior Dining,Golden Valley Seniors and Mary Wanderers. We'll supply the materials and coffee, you bring your time and talent. As we say, "The more the Mary-ier". See the Senior Newsletter for meeting dates.

Ladies make a May Day craft
fiesta dance