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Stay Active and Connected: Oakland Park’s Thriving Active Adults Program

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There isn’t an age limit to move your body – and your brain! The City of Oakland Park has a thriving Active Adults program designed to keep these young-at-heart souls moving. Serving the city’s 55-and-up population, this initiative offers a variety of programs to help older Oakland Park residents make new friends and stay active.

In early June, the city welcomed Active Adult participants to the program’s new home at the North Andrews Gardens Community Center.

Affordable and Inclusive Membership

Annual participation in the Active Adults program is both affordable and inclusive, ensuring that financial constraints are not a barrier to engagement and activity. With a fee of $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents, renewable each October, this program offers great value. The membership fee encompasses all costs associated with the regular activities and events within the program, excluding only field trips and special luncheons.

This structure makes the Active Adults program an accessible option for everyone, regardless of their economic situation. Participants can enjoy a wide range of activities and social opportunities. The program is designed to foster a sense of community and belonging, encouraging older adults to stay physically active, mentally engaged, and socially connected. 

Photo: Active Adults Facebook Page

What Are You Up To? Discover the Perfect Activity

The City of Oakland Park’s Active Adults program offers a diverse range of activities designed to keep residents 55 and older engaged, active, and connected. Whether you’re looking to improve your physical fitness, support your health goals, or simply meet new people, there’s something for everyone.

Here are some of the standout activities you can participate in:

Monday Night Floor Yoga

Among the many activities offered, Monday night floor yoga stands out as a weekly highlight. Held at the North Andrews Gardens Community Center from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., these sessions are led by Val Jennings, an instructor with over 20 years of experience. Yoga is open to the public, with classes priced at $10 per session. 

TOPS: Taking Off Pounds Sensibly

On Tuesdays, the North Andrews Gardens Community Center hosts the TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club from 6 to 8 p.m. TOPS is a weight-loss support group that requires a yearly registration fee of $26 and a monthly fee of $5.

Members support each other physically, mentally, and emotionally through weekly check-ins, accountability, and unwavering support in a relaxed and accepting environment. This program is ideal for those looking to achieve their health goals with the encouragement of a supportive community.

Daily Jazzercise Fitness Classes

The NAG Community Center also offers daily Jazzercise fitness classes designed to improve health, appearance, fitness, and mobility. Jazzercise is available to the community at a monthly rate, with Oakland Park residents eligible for a free introductory class pass valued at $25 by calling or texting 754-224-8244 by Monday, June 24th, 2024.

Additionally, for each class attended in June or July, participants are entered into a raffle to win a free month of classes. Jazzercise blends aerobic exercise with dance moves, providing a fun and energetic way to stay fit.

For more information on the Jazzercise program, visit Jazzercise North Andrews Garden or call or text 754-224-8244.

Stay Engaged with the City’s Parks & Leisure Services Department

Oakland Park’s Parks & Leisure Services Department is dedicated to offering a diverse range of programs for its Active Adults community. Whether you’re interested in fitness, socializing, or personal development, there’s something for everyone. The Active Adults program exemplifies the city’s commitment to fostering an inclusive, active, and supportive community for its senior residents.

For more information on programs offered by the City’s Parks & Leisure Services Department, please call 954-630-4500.

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