50+ Programs
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50+ Programs

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District 50+ Programs and Services Division offers a variety of programs and services for active adults 50+. We strive to ensure a physically and emotionally comfortable environment, encourage fun and excitement, and provide a safe place where all are welcome to socialize and be with their peers. 

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Senior (50+) Programs and Activities 

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To register, call (925) 373-5700 or Register Online.

Adult and 50+ Programs and Classes

Classes

How To Write A Book

Whether you're dabbling with an idea or have a completed draft, this fast-track class teaches writing secrets and techniques to turn your prose into page-turners. All prose genres: Fiction, Memoirs, and Non-Fiction. Fee includes professional editing of your work by instructor, an international award-award winning three-time author.

Program Name Dates Age Days Time Res/NR Location
How To Write A Book 4/21-5/26 18+ years Thursdays 6:30p-9p $146 / $160 RLCC

Spanish Academy

If you've always wanted to learn a second language, this is the perfect time to do so. In this online class, students will learn the basics of the language while having fun and building confidence along the way. Students will learn conversational phrases, verb conjugation, and grammar. We will work on pronunciation and practice conversation in class. We will learn verb conjugation and grammar in a simplified form. We will also learn or review basics: ABC's, numbers, colors. Students will purchase their own Spanish book through Amazon - Spanish Grammar-Review by Kenneth Chastain. ** No class on 4/6/22.

Program Name Dates Age Days Time Res / NR Location
Spanish for Beginners 04/20-05/25 18+  Wed 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. $153 / $168 Online - Virtual

Estate Planning

Review the primary options of estate planning from trusts, wills, financial and health care powers of attorney and receive a general overview of probate and estate taxes. Registration for each person is required. Call 925-373-5700 to register. Instructor: Jennifer Thaete

Day Dates Time Res / NR Location
Tuesday 5/10 7p-8:30p $18/$20 RLCC
Thursday 6/16 7p-8:30p $18/$20 RLCC

3D Greeting Cards

Create gorgeous layered greeting cards. Fun class for beginners and experienced paper crafters, alike. You will receive supplies to create 5 all-occasion cards featuring spring themes. Materials mostly imported from Europe. Bring a pair of scissors and tweezers. Supply fee: $20 cash only.

Day Dates Time Res / NR Location
Friday 5/6 1:30p-3:30p $11/$12 RLCC

50+ Socials and Activities


Flower Arranging Social At Ravenswood

Arranging fresh flowers is a relaxing and rewarding experience. Join us in the stunning outdoor setting at Ravenswood while we walk you through the process of creating your own colorful spring floral arrangement to take home. Creative and beautiful, yet simple! Reservations required.

Day Dates Time Res / NR Location
Wednesday 5/18 1:30p-3:30p $22/$24 Ravenswood Historic Site

Livermore Rodeo Sneak Preview

Don your western duds and cowboy boots and mosey on over to support your Local Team Roping Rodeo contestants. Have some fun watching the antics of “Wild Cow Milking” and be dazzled by the Diablo Ladies Drill Team performers! Food & Beverage available onsite for purchase. Van transportation and event admission included. Meet at RLCC.

Day Dates Time Res / NR Location
Thursday 6/9 4:30p-8:45p $7/$8 Livermore Rodeo Grounds (Meet at RLCC)

Ravenswood Hot Dogs and Music on the Lawn

Relax on the shady lawns of beautiful Ravenswood while listening to live music performed by Tim Barry. Come with your appetite and enjoy an old fashioned summertime hot dog barbecue as you challenge friends to a game of Corn Hole! Let's kick off the summer season and make some memories on this all-inclusive evening!

Day Dates Time Res / NR Location
Tuesday 6/14 5p-7:30p $10/$11 Ravenswood Historic Site

Barnwood Painting at Ravenswood

TURN BARNWOOD INTO A MASTERPIECE Try your hand at painting barnwood planks to create some whimsically rustic décor to display in your home, on your porch or in your yard. Step-by-step instructions with Kathy and Gayle. All supplies included for this delightful outdoor crafting experience. Wear your work shirt! Outdoors at Ravenswood on the shady lawn.

Day Dates Time Res / NR Location
Wednesday 8/10 11:30a-1p $16/$18 Ravenswood Historic Site

Live & Learn Presentations

HICAP AND LEGAL ASSISTANCE PRESENTATION SERIES:

LARPD Senior Services has partnered with Legal Assistance for Seniors and HICAP for a monthly series of workshops on a variety of topics designed to educate seniors on issues that impact their lives. 

Program Day Dates Time Res / NR Location
Medicare Alert: How To Prevent Medicare Fraud and Abuse Tues 5/24 1p-2:30p Free RLCC
Keeping Elders Safe: Elder Abuse and Legal Remedies Tues 6/21 1p-2:30p Free RLCC
Seniors Guide To Public Benefits Tues 7/26 1p-2:30p Free RLCC


 

Senior Trips

Join our POP-UP Trip Email List to be notified of upcoming trips! For questions about the program, please contact Kathy Lake at klake@larpd.org.

NEXT POP-UP TRIP

Thursday, May 21 to Calaveras County Fair and Frog Jumping Jubilee.

Ready to have some fun at the Calaveras Co. Fair and Frog Jumping Jubilee?

Located in the beautiful rolling foothills of the Mother Lode, just outside the quaint Gold Rush town of Angels Camp, this iconic event was made famous by storyteller, Mark Twain and has been happening annually since the 1930s.

The world’s jumping frog record was set in 1986 by Rosie the Ribiter, whose record of 21 feet, 5 ¾ inches remains unbeaten to this day … with a current cash prize of $5000 to beat it! Upon arrival in our comfy mini-motorcoach, you can grab an entry form and rent a frog to jump in the ongoing daily competition! Or you can choose to watch and cheer from the grandstands while enjoying fried catfish, corn dogs, or every kind of “fair food” imaginable. At noon, the Buckaroo Youth Rodeo events will keep you entertained with local talented “cow-kids” competing at barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, and ranch penning. Then, cruise on over through the livestock barns, plus live music, explore exhibits or the Wine Pavilion, and shop the vendors.

  • 26 passenger mini-coach
  • No lavatory onboard
  • Trip contingent on 24 minimum
  • Lunch on your own
  • Hilly terrain...get your steps in! (Benches throughout)
  • Shuttle available on the grounds
  • Bleachers or hillside grass seating; BYO lawn blanket

Friday, May 20, 2022

Meet at RLCC, 4444 East Ave

Meet at 8:40 am - Return at 6:00 pm

$76 Res / $83 NR

Call 925-373-5763 to Register

No Online Registration

DETAILS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Historical Programs

Firehouse Arts Matinee Performances

The Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton brings historical characters to life during an afternoon matinee, complete with an audience interactive Q & A session. Inspiring Chatatauqua-style performance. Call 925 373-5700 to register. Enjoy lunch on your own in downtown Pleasanton before the performance. Doors open at 1:30. No transportation provided. 

Program Day Dates Time Res / NR Location
An Afternoon with Julia Child Tues 5/10 2p-3:30p $18/$20 Firehouse Arts Center
An Afternoon with Erma Bombeck Tues 7/19 2p-3:30p $18/$20 Firehouse Arts Center

Pleasanton Historical Neighborhood Walk: St. Mary Street

Join Museum Director of Education, Sarah Schaefer on this sidewalk tour, you will visually behold the lovely historic homes along St. Mary Street, Pleasanton Ave., and Rose Ave., concluding at Peters Ave. Learn the history of the families that occupied them, their contributions and everyday lives as they helped build the town of Pleasanton. Wear comfortable shoes. Downtown lunch on your own.

Day Dates Time Res / NR Location
Wednesday 5/25 10a-12p $5/$6 603 Main St., Pleasanton

Adult and 50+ Fitness Classes

Yoga Stretch at Sycamore Grove

Move outdoors to connect with your breath, body, and mind and to access your inner nature. This easeful practice will include a variety of body-mind exercises to bring flexibility, balance, and a sense of well-being. Wear comfortable clothing and dress in layers for "weather of the day". Please bring a sticky yoga mat, a strap, and two blocks. Contact the instructor at tricia@energy-metrics.net if you have questions. Yogadelvalle.com for more information. We will meet at the outdoor pavilion at the Wetmore entrance of Sycamore Grove. A temporary parking pass will be provided for days/times of the class.

Dates Age  Days Time Res / NR Location
6/3-6/24 30+ years TH 9a-10:15a $58 / $64 Sycamore Grove Park
7/8-7/29 30+ years TH 9a-10:15a $58 / $64 Sycamore Grove Park
8/5-8/26 30+ years TH 9a-10:15a $58 / $64 Sycamore Grove Park

Yoga for Self-Care

Discover how to use yoga poses and lyengar-inspired therapeutic techniques to relieve physical and mental stress, increase flexibility, balance and strength, enhance mind/body awareness and ability to relax. Taught in an easy-going, non-competitive atmosphere. suitable for all participants able to get to and from the floor. 

Dates Age  Days Time Res / NR Location
4/27-6/15 18+ years Wed 11 a - 12 p $83 / $91 RLCC, 4444 East Ave

Line Dancing with Sue Kraft (Indoor)

Come join this beginning Line Dancing class where you can unwind, meet new friends, and exercise. You'll learn the basic steps for each line dance. Steps are taught slowly, easily and repeated until you feel comfortable. Previously learned dances will be reviewed. No partner necessary. Instructor: Sue Kraft

Dates
Age 
Days
Time
Fees
Location
5/6-5/23
30+ years
M
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Res $27 / NR $29
RLCC, 4444 East Ave
6/6-6/27
30+ years
M
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Res $27 / NR $29
RLCC, 4444 East Ave
7/11-7/25
30+ years
M
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Res $21 / NR $23
RLCC, 4444 East Ave

Line Dancing with Gary Clayton (Indoor)

Gary Clayton offers both Beginning and Intermediate Line Dancing Classes at the Robert Livermore Community Center on Tuesday evenings. 
Level
Dates
Age 
Days
Time
Fees
Location
Intermediate
18+ years
Tu
4:30-5:30p
Res $31 / NR $34
RLCC, 4444 East Ave
Beginning
18+ years
Tu
5:30-6:30p
Res $31 / NR $34
RLCC, 4444 East Ave
COMBO
18+ years
Tu
4:30-6:30p
Res $43 / NR $47
RLCC, 4444 East Ave
Intermediate
18+ years
Tu
4:30-5:30p
Res $31 / NR $34
RLCC, 4444 East Ave
Beginning
18+ years
Tu
5:30-6:30p
Res $31 / NR $34
RLCC, 4444 East Ave
COMBO
18+ years
Tu
4:30-6:30p
Res $43 / NR $47
RLCC, 4444 East Ave

Light and Easy Aerobics (Outdoor)

Come enjoy a combination of low impact aerobics, strength training and stretch. Dance to soft, motivating music as you decrease your risk of falling and increase functionality with everyday tasks. Bring light weights and water. Instructor: Jollene Berghoff

Dates Age  Days Time Res / NR Location
4/12-5/31 50+ years Tues 9 - 9:50 a.m. $63 / $69 85 Trevarno Rd. (Behind Little House Preschool)
4/14-6/2 50+ years Thurs 10 - 10:50 a.m. $63 / $69 85 Trevarno Rd. (Behind Little House Preschool)

Chair Strength Balance and Flexibility (Outdoor)

Join us to maintain and build new muscle mass, practice balance, strengthen your core and strengthen neuromuscular patterns. We will also work on flexibility and range of motion. We will move to uplifting music and enjoy each other's company. Bring 2 or 3 pound weights, water and smile. Instructor: Jollene Berghoff

Dates Age  Days Time Res / NR Location
4/12-5/31 50+ years Tues 10 - 10:50 a.m. $63 / $69 85 Trevarno Rd. (Behind Little House Preschool)
4/14-6/2 50+ years Thurs 11 - 11:50 a.m. $63 / $69 85 Trevarno Rd. (Behind Little House Preschool)

Tai Chi Level 1

Gentle exercise that integrates your mind and body. Proven through scientific study to increase flexibility, muscular strength and fitness. Promotes correct body posture, improved breathing, blood pressure and balance. Instructor: Barbara Reynolds

Dates Age  Days Time Res / NR Location
5/20-7/1 50+ years Fri 10 - 10:50 a.m. $70 / $77 RLCC, 4444 East Ave

Tai Chi Level 2

For participants who have already taken Tai Chi Level 1 and are familiar with this modified Sun Style. Instructor: Barbara Reynolds

Dates Age  Days Time Res / NR Location
5/19-6/30 50+ years Thurs 9 - 9:50 a.m. $63 / $69 RLCC, 4444 East Ave

Tai Chi Level 3 (Outdoor)

For advanced students who have already taken Level 2. Class progresses into Sun Style, 73 forms.  Instructor: Barbara Reynolds

Dates Age  Days Time Res /NR Location
5/16-6/27 50+ years Mon 10 - 10:50 a.m. $48 / $53 85 Trevarno Rd. (Behind Little House Preschool)

Walking with Purpose

Enjoy socializing as you walk? Designed for all levels for walkers. Walk at your own comfortable pace. Groups leaves from the RLCC Courtyard to walk the perimeter of Robert Livermore Community Park. Focus is on time not distance. The goal is to walk a minimum of 15 minutes at your own pace at 9:30 am. Ongoing registration.

Dates Day Time Res / NR Location
1/6-4/28 Thurs 9:30a Free RLCC, 4444 East Ave

Indoor Zumba Gold (with Alice)

Come join Zumba Gold where you can follow along to the beat of Latin and international music with Low-impact exercise. Beginners welcome and treat yourself to some YOU time! Bring water and wear comfortable exercise shoes. Instructor: Christina Kim

Dates Age  Days Time Res / NR Location
4/15-6/3 50+ years Fri 9 - 10:00 a.m. $48 / $53 RLCC, 4444 East Ave (Indoors, Masks Required)

Zumba Gold (with Alice Johnson)

Time to take a "ME" timeout? This low-impact fitness class uses easy-to-follow calorie-burning moves to improve balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, cardiovascular function, and mood-boosting! Keep yourself FIT while having FUN! Beginners welcome. Wear comfortable exercise shoes/attire and bring water. Instructor: Alice Johnson

Dates Age  Days Time Fees Location
4/7-5/26 50+ years Thurs 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Res $51 / NR $56 85 Trevarno Rd. (Behind Little House Preschool)

50+ Virtual Fitness Classes 

50+ Virtual Fitness Classes

Virtual Zumba Gold (with Alice Johnson)

Time to take a "ME" timeout? This low-impact fitness class uses easy-to-follow calorie-burning moves to improve balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, cardiovascular function, and mood-boosting! Keep yourself FIT while having FUN! Beginners welcome. Wear comfortable exercise shoes/attire and bring water. Instructor: Alice Johnson

Dates Age  Days Time Fees Location
4/12-5/31 50+ years Tues 9 - 10 a.m. Res $48 / NR $53 Zoom
4/13-6/1 50+ years Wed 9 - 10 a.m. Res $48 / NR $53 Zoom
4/16-6/4 50+ years Sat 9 - 10 a.m. Res $48 / NR $53 Zoom

Virtual Zumba Gold (with Christina Kim)

Come join Zumba Gold where you can follow along to the beat of Latin and international music with Low-impact exercise. Beginners welcome and treat yourself to some YOU time! Bring water and wear comfortable exercise shoes. Classes will be taught by instructors virtually via ZOOM. Participants will have access to recorded classes for 7 days.

Dates Age  Days Time Fees Location
TBD 50+ years Fri 9 - 10 a.m. Res $48 / NR $53 Zoom

50+ Services and Support Groups

50+ Services

Holiday Closure: 5/30

Phone: 925-373-5760

Website: www.LARPD.org

Helpful Phone Numbers 

Alameda County Senior Program

Community Support Program:

Financial Assistance for 50+ Recreation Programs: If you want to participate in more LARPD Senior programs and activities but need financial assistance, think about our Community Support Program through the LARPD Foundation. Open to Livermore residents 50 and over. Applications may be obtained at the front counter or mailed to you. Call 925-373-5700 for more information. 

Senior Lunch Program:

Good Thyme Cafe. Daily lunch for diners 60+ through Open Heart Kitchen Monday-Friday at 12:00 p.m. Until further notice, Open Heart Kitchen's Senior Meals will be offered for curbside of walk-up pickup only following the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) release posted March 10, 2020. ALL DINERS MUST WEAR A MASK. Please visit the Open Heart Kitchen website for current information on meal service in Livermore: https://www.openheartkitchen.org/senior-meals/.

FREE Consultations:

If you have questions or need help with issues such as defining various levels of housing and placement needs, Medicare and Medi-Cal information, legal assistance, Health Care Directive information, financial emergencies, etc., call 925-373-5760 to receive more information on how to get assistance or to schedule an appointment. 

Emergency Financial Assistance 60+: 

The Wiesner Memorial Fund is a special fund for seniors, 60 and older, who need financial assistance in the event of an emergency. For additional information call 925-373-5760.

FREE Health Insurance Counseling (HICAP):

Need help understanding your Medicare or other health insurances? A trained HICAP counselor can help. Call 510-893-0393 for more information.

FREE Legal Assistance for Seniors 60+:

Receive legal advice and consultation from a professional lawyer over the phone. Designed for adults 60+ and persons assisting individuals 60+. No wills. Call 510-832-3040 for more information.

50+ Support Groups

FREE Dementia Caregiver Support Group: Alzheimer's Association, Asbury United Methodist Church 4743 East Avenue, Livermore: The Alzheimer's Associations' support group is open for families and caregivers of person's suffering from Alzheimer's or a related disorder. It provides a safe environment for individuals to express feelings, give and receive support, learn about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and discover effective ways to cope with and care for Alzheimer's patients. Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. For detailed information, contact Heather at 800-272-3900 or by email at heather.gray@alz.org.

FREE Living OUT in Livermore: Join this safe and confidential drop-in peer support group for LGBTQ persons 50+. Share thoughts, feelings, resources and information while providing support for each other. Group meets the first Tuesday of each month and is facilitated by trained peers. For more information, contact Anne at 510-548-8283 ext. 126 or anne@pacificcenter.org. Groups are held on Tuesdays from 2:00- 3:30 p.m. on 9/1, 10/6, 11/3 and 12/1.

FREE Dementia Care Consultations: Dori Sproul of the Alzheimer's Association, Robert Livermore Community Center- Consultation Room: Caregiving for someone with dementia? If you are stressed, overwhelmed and need support and information, schedule an appointment on the third Thursday of each month with Dory for advice, education or to develop a plan for the road ahead. Drop-ins accepted. Call 925-284-2942 to schedule an appointment.

Youtube Classes and Activities

Holiday Flower Arranging with Gayle and Kathy: They'll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating a beautiful holiday arrangement using flowers from the grocery store.

Virtual Walk of Historic Homes in South Livermore: Join Livermore City Historian, Richard Finn, for a VIRTUAL walking tour of historic homes in South Livermore. Learn all about the homes, characters, and historical figures who built this town.

Flower Arranging Social: A quick recap from our flower arranging social on 10.23.20 at Ravenswood Historic Site. 

Chair Yoga: Discover how to do yoga poses with a chair to help increase flexibility, balance and strength while enhancing mind-body awareness and the ability to relax. There are many benefits that regular yoga practice can bring to one's life including sound sleep, allergy and asthma relief, and reduced stress and anxiety. Chair Yoga is free and classes are available on YouTube with instructor Lakshmi Sajith. Classes are suitable for participants who do not want to get up and down from the floor.

Greenery Arranging in Your Own Backyard: Join Kathy and Gayle for this fun and easy activity to spruce up any room in your house!

Scratch Baking with Kathy: Bake some delicious dinner roles from scratch with Kathy in her home kitchen. Download full recipe HERE!

Decoupage with Kathy and Gayle: How to decoupage a pot and wine bottle from your home. Download supply list and instructions HERE!

Cooking with Kathy: Cook some delicious tortellini chicken potato salad with Kathy in her home kitchen. Download full recipe HERE