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.

Special Events

Celebrate Oktoberfest At Plymouth Creek Center

Thu, Oct 3, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
@ Plymouth Creek Center (14800 34th Ave N)
$15/person

Don't miss the Oktoberfest Senior Lunch and Dance, a celebration of good food and German-style fun. During the luncheon, entertainer "Squeezy" Wes Miller will delight attendees with authentic polka and Oktoberfest accordion music. A seasoned accordion performer, ‘Squeezy’ will be walking through the crowd to entertain audiences and provide a fun Oktoberfest party atmosphere. Afterwards, dance or just sit back and listen to the Fridley City Polka band play a variety of dance music, polkas, and old time classics.

Register by Wed, Sep 25

To register, contact:

Email: rdale.eleyo.com
Phone: 763-504-6990
Robbinsdale Community Schools
Phone:763-509-5280
Plymouth Creek Center

+ Holiday Tea

+ Golden Valley Library Events

+ Golden Valley Reads

Weekly Card & Game Groups

New players are always welcome. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time to get set up. All groups meet at Brookview in the Valley Room. No pre-registration required.

Mon, 1 pm - Dominos

Tue, 1 pm - Cribbage

Wed, 10 am - Hand & Foot (does not meet 4th Wednesday)

Wed, 1 pm - 500

Thu, 1 pm - Euchre and Poker

Fri, 9 am - Bridge

Sports & Fitness


Pickleball

INDOOR | Equipment available on a limited basis. Gym shoes required.
Sundays through May 19, 3–5 pm
@ Davis Community Center
$5/person, $40/10-time punch pass

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 763-512-2345 with questions.


+ Pedal Pushers Daytime Biking Group



+ Senior Lawn Bowling League

Education & Discussion

Mondays With Mary

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

Join Mary to make door decorations, greeting cards, placemats, 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, talent, and occasionally, a treat.

Coffee Talk

4th Wednesday of the month, 9:45–11 am
@ Brookview Valley Room North

Join us on the fourth Wednesday of the month for juice, donuts, informative programs and, of course, coffee! $2 (payable at door-register ahead of time by calling 763-512-2345)


Wed, Aug 28 - Take Me To Target Field
Wed, Sep 25- Demential
Wed, Oct 23- Weather, with Belinda


Defensive Driving

Adults age 55+, save up to 10 percent, 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.

4-HOUR REFRESHER COURSES
@ Brookview Valley Room North
Thu, Aug 8 | Thu, Oct 10 | Thu, Nov 7 | Thu, Dec 12

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, Oct 23 & Thu, Oct 24
5:30–9:30 pm
$26/person

4-HOUR REFRESHER COURSES
@ Brookview Valley Room North
Wed, Aug 28 | 5:30–9:30 pm
Wed, Oct 16 | 5:30–9:30 pm
Mon, Nov 4 | 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

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.

Thu, Aug 15 - Safe Guarding Our Seniors
Thu, Sep 19 - Steps To Sell Your Home, From Start To Finish
Thu, Oct 17 - Probate: Understand It; Avoid It!
Thu, Nov 21 - Don't Trust Your Will
Thu, Dec 19 - Hot Topics

Health & Wellness

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

Thu, Aug 8 | Thu, Sep 12 | Thu, Oct 10 | Thu, Nov 14 | Thu, Dec 12 | Appointment times are 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm
@ 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

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.

Thu, Aug 1 - Elements of Fiction
Thu, Sep 5 - Watergate: The Minnesota Connections
Thu, Oct 3- Daily Habits Thay May Be Contributing To Aches/Pains And How To Correct Them
Thu, Dec 5- Holiday Decorating Made Easy

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's 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