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Active Older Adults 55+
Senior Center/Active Older Adults

Below, please find ways you can access information about active adult 55 + programs, events and services.       

Jessica Anderson, Recreation Coordinator, can be reached at (651) 450-2469 or email


Tapping IGH Talent
Tapping IGH Talent: Are you enthusiastic about a hobby, activity, craft or game? We are looking for innovators and instructors to share their interests and bring to life a variety of new programs through our Parks and Recreation Department. We would love to hear what you believe would be a good program, club or group to implement within our active adult program. 

Giving Back: Would you like to volunteer or be of service to your community but have a busy schedule? Would you be willing to contribute your time and talent to help others? We are working to connect adult volunteers with opportunities that best connect those who wish to be active with commitment appropriate opportunities, be it weekly, monthly or once a year. 

New Program Ideas: If you have creative ideas for new programs, special interest groups, enrichment classes or events you think would be a great addition to the active adult community please let us know. 

Share your input or interest for all of the above via email to Jessica at or by phone at 651-450-2469.

Some events coming in 2017 include:

  • Card playing
  • Luncheons
  • Trips and Tours
  • Fitness Classes (yoga, walking, water classes,zumba)
  • Pickleball
  • Driver Safety Classes
  • Instructional/Educational Classes and Fairs
  • Music
  • Special Events

Check out all of our Pickleball offerings by clicking here!

Walking/Hiking Club
As the weather warms up and the colors of spring and summer emerge, join us for a monthly Hiking Club. This is a free, drop-in group to include those who enjoy the outdoors, exploring new trails and welcoming new friends. Trail location, dates and times will be pre-determined. Interested individuals should send an email to Jessica at to be included in future email announcements. Remember to also join us for a FREE! Hike It! Trails event on Saturday, June 3. 

For more info click here

Indoor Walking
Simley High School, South St. Paul High School, Henry Sibley High School and Veterans Memorial Community Center (West Rink only) will be open for indoor walking. The cost is $5 for a walking button that must be worn while walking and is good through May 31, 2017. Walking buttons may be purchased in person at the Inver Grove Heights Parks and Recreation office, District 197 District Office, Thompson Park Activity Center (WSP) or Central Square Community Center (SSP)

Hours: High School: Monday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m.
           Community Center: Monday-Friday. 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

55+ Drivers Safety Class
The Driver Improvement course is a state approved accident prevention/ insurance discount course that is open to the public; pre-registration is required. A MN Highway & Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. By utilizing the most up-to-date research in the field, 
particpants will be provided the latest information in regards to driver and traffice safety, new laws, and vehicle technology. This class has something for everyone! The fee for the four hour refresher course is $22 and the eight hour course is $26. For more information or to 
register, visit www.mnsafetycenter.org or call toll free at 1-888-234-1294.

Those who complete the course qualify for a 10$ discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law. First time participants must complete the initial eight hours of training and a four hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10% 
discount. All classes take place at Veterans Memorial Community Center.

Free! Hike It! National Trails Day Event
Spend the morning walking beautiful, single-track unpaved trails at Harmon Park Reserve.  Enjoy a free gift and snack!  Please note:  Strollers and dogs are not permitted on this walk.

Saturday, June 3
Harmon Park Reserve/Salem Hills Park (1642 Upper 55th Street East)

Pre-registration is recommended by Thursday, June 1, but not required.

Tennis Lessons
Tennis SERVES up fun in Inver Grove Heights! Have fun, stay in shape and meet new friends while playing the lifetime sport of tennis.  Classes taught by USTA trained instructors.  Balls are provided.  Participants should bring their own racquet.  Lessons take place at North Valley Park.

Beginner class is for those who have little to no experience.  Learn the basic strokes and begin to play.

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate players continue developing their stroke consistency while learning net play, court coverage and match strategy.

Mondays, June 5-July 17 (skip July 3)

Beginner: 6:15-7:15pm
Advanced Beginner: 7:15-8:15pm

Fee: $66

Register by Tuesday, May 30