Active Older Adult and Senior Programs

UPDATED 8-25-2022

Senior Schedule
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WATERCOLOR CLASS

Mondays at 10 am

Join us on Monday mornings for a beginners watercolor class! Learn watercolor basics and more with Michael Friedland, an alumni of Paier School of Art, Coronado School of Fine Arts and Philadelphia College of ArtIn this class we’ll cover all aspects of painting with watercolor with exercises, examples, discussions, demonstrations and paint-alongs. Materials include paints (tube and pans), watercolor paper, brushes, palettes, and the all-important kitchen sponge!

Sign up here, under Adult Enrichment classes.

CHAIR YOGA

Mondays and Wednesdays at 1 pm       $5/class

Yoga is for everyone! Learn from Stacie Dooreck, author of SunLight Chair Yoga books and certified yoga instructor for 25 years. Chair yoga is a wonderful way to exercise, manage stress, relax the body and mind, stretch, balance, strengthen, focus and learn yoga. All ages and abilities can benefit, and especially useful for seniors, those with chronic illness or disabilities. Optional standing poses are taught, using the support of a chair, with a seated version always taught. 

Stacie Dooreck, author of SunLight Chair Yoga books and certified yoga instructor for 25 years in the Sivananda, Kundalini and Hatha Yoga traditions and teaches yoga for Bay Area companies and teams. "Stacie Dooreck is a yoga Instructor that is breathing new life into South Florida seniors" CBS News. More info: www.sunlightyoga.com 

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MONDAY FUN + FITNESS
Mondays at 2 pm       FREE

If you’re thinking about trying some easy physical activity, join us on Mondays at 2 pm at the Corte Madera Community Center for gentle aerobics, light strength exercises and stretching. Led by Sue Grant’s Older and Wiser Workout tape, with no impact or floor work, this activity helps reduce stress, painful joints and instability. 

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SENIOR WALKS
Tuesdays at 10 am       FREE

Did you know that Corte Madera Town Park is 20 acres?! Or that Corte Madera has four parks within Town limits? Join your fellow Corte Madera active older adults for a walk around Town Park. Learn and explore with us on Tuesday mornings. Meet in the lobby of the Corte Madera Community Center and explore Town Park and other localities. In addition, learn about the history of your beloved city from guest historians like Mayor Fred Casissa. You may even be able to bring your dogs! Check back for details and official start date.

TAP DANCE

Tuesdays at 5:30 and 6:30 pm          Drop In $20/class 

Learn to tap dance with Carol Butler! Beginning and Intermediate levels available. Each class begins with full body warm-up exercises, followed by beginning (or more advanced) tap vocabulary including all the basic tap steps.  A complete tap routine is taught by the end of the session; each week we review what we have learned and add to the dance.  Students have the opportunity to perform in various venues in Marin. 

Carol Butler has been teaching dance to children and adults for over 30 years.  She has a B.A. in Dance and a Masters’ Degree in Education, Counseling & Psychology.  Carol choreographs and performs in community theater in Marin with children and adults. 

Register here - $20/class for drop in or $128 for a multi-month session.

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SENIOR LUNCH - TO GO

Wednesdays at 11 am

Organized by Marin County and food provided by the Council of Aging from Sonoma County, Corte Madera Community Center hosts ready-to-heat, to-go lunches on Wednesdays from 11 am - 12 pm. Meals are for adults over the age of 60, with a $3 optional donation per meal. Funded in part by the Older Americans Act, administered locally by the Marin County Department of Health & Human Services, Aging and Adult Services. We will bring back Thursday's congregate meals in the Main Hall as soon as we can. Make a lunch reservation by calling 415-927-5072 one week in advance.

BIG BAND DANCES
Second Wednesdays at 7:30 pm                   $10  

September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14

Join us for the Ray Simpson Big Band Dance! Come by the Community Center on the second Wednesday of the month beginning this summer. The Ray Simpson Band plays the music of the 30's, 40's, and 50's-from swing to jazz. Dances are $10/person and free for kids. Light appetizers and drinks provided. Looking forward to having you!

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BINGO
Thursdays at 10:15 am       50 cents/card

Bingo is back! Join us for an easy and spirited game with your favorite vintage bingo cards. Bingo will begin at 10 am and go until noon. Lunch is not provided but refreshments may be available. We are excited to have you back!

SENIORS IN BALANCE


First Thursdays at 1 pm  $5/class
Drop into Seniors in Balance, on the first Thursday of the month at 1 pm. Improve your balance and physical confidence with Shirley Dockstader and the stabilizing, time-tested movements of Tai Chi and Chi Gong. In this class we strengthen the base of support and center of gravity in our bodies through the weight-shifting movements of Tai Chi and the energy cultivating movements of Chi Gong.  Movements are slow, fluid, restorative and fun! Sign up in person or online and pay per class.

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BRIDGE LESSONS
Thursdays at 1 pm      FREE

Come to the Corte Madera Community Center on Thursday mornings to play bridge. Bring a friend or meet a new one and challenge yourself to a game of bridge. Most players are intermediate, so take a beginner class before attending - ask us for recommendations! More details here.

INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE
Thursdays at 2 pm       FREE

Come to the Corte Madera Community Center on Thursday mornings to play bridge. Bring a friend or meet a new one and challenge yourself to a game of bridge. Most players are intermediate, so take a beginner class before attending - ask us for recommendations! 

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AARP Safe Driving Course

Friday, September 9 and 16 Full Course -10:30 am - 3 pm 

Friday, October 14 - Refresher Course                    

 $20/members $25/non-members

Sharpen your driving skills through the AARP-created “Smart Driver” program, taught by Paul Roye. This course was developed to help drivers 50 years or older adjust to age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. Medication and its effects on driving will also be addressed. At the end of this course, a certificate of completion, which may save you money on auto insurance, will be given.

The 8 hour course on September 9 and 16 is split between two days and is for those who have never taken the class before or have not taken the 4½ hour refresher course in the last three years. You must attend both classes to get a certificate. The refresher course on October 16 is 4½ hours for those who have taken the full course within the previous three years.

*Please note: If you arrive 15 minutes late or more you will not be allowed to take the class and no refund will be given*

Register at cmprreg.org, in person or via phone at 415-301-4792.

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PICKLEBALL
Various time slots      $30/class - pay per session

Come out and join the fastest growing Sport in America! Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and welcomes people of all ages and skill groups. The game may be played as doubles or singles, indoors or outdoors, with a solid paddle, and on a badminton-sized court with a slightly lower tennis net. Our mission statement is Health, Happiness, Friends and Memories for a lifetime through the game of Pickleball. Come out and join the fun! Equipment is available free of charge. Paddles and balls are available to buy or rent. 

Intro to Pickleball Class 101 is for first time players. The class will cover the basic rules and skills to play the game of Pickleball including serving, court positioning, scoring basic groundstrokes. 

Pickleball Class 102 is for players that know how to play the game and are looking to develop their game to the next level. The class will help players fine-tune skills, techniques and strategies such as drives, 3rd shot drops, lobs, dinking and more. TO BE IN THIS CLASS PLAYERS MUST know the rules of pickleball and be able to perform a basic serve, proper forehand, backhand and dinking. 

Register or join the waitlist here