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Senior Programs

Denton Parks and Rec offers health, fitness, and recreation programs for adults ages 50+. We encourage you to explore what we offer and fit some fun into your schedule!

Start with the monthly Fit for 50+ Newsletter and we'll keep you posted on upcoming dances, trips, tournaments, classes, seminars, exercise classes, and so much more!


active adult Activities and Programs
  • Dances and Dance Lessons
    Dance lessons
    Middle Eastern Dance (Belly Dancing)
    This dance evolved from traditional expressive movement to heart-pumping workouts. Aside from working muscles that most people don’t exercise in regular workouts, belly dancing is a great opportunity to learn about the music and traditions of other countries 
    and cultures. 

    Click HERE for a complete list of our dance classes.

    Friday Night Dances bring the dance floor to life! Every second and fourth Fridays, Denton Senior Center hosts popular bands playing music ranging from country & western to the classic 50's & 60's tunes. It's a great way to show off your dance skills and meet new people! Refreshments are served during the bands' intermission.

    Friday Night Dance Schedule
    7-9:30 p.m., $6 per person
    Click HERE for the current schedule of dances.

  • Senior Trips and Art on the Go!
    Denton Senior Center Trips | Bell St.
    • Trips leave from and return to Denton Senior Center. unless otherwise posted. 
    • Trips may or may not experience excess walking, stairs, and/or inclement. 
    • Trip caregiver assistance is not provided, therefore participants must 
      be able to function independently or be accompanied by a caregiver. 
    • Please park north of Civic Center Pool to board transportation.
    • Please check in 20 to 30 minutes early to avoid departure delays. 
    • Trips are nonrefundable. Therefore if you want to sell or trade a ticket, 
      remember to obtain all contact information needed to make an exchange. 
      In addition, it is the seller's responsibility to provide Marlene with the name 
      and phone number of the individual who will be traveling in exchange. 
    • Please be considerate of those who have sensitivities and limit fragrances.
    Click here for upcoming trips.
  • ​Active Adult Adventures!
    time for an Adventure!

    All adventures start and finish at Denton Senior Center on Bell Ave. Outdoor and indoor classes or trips are for adults 50+ unless otherwise noted. They are managed by our in-house rec coordinator who specializes in outdoor recreation. If you have adventure specific questions, please call (940) 349-7784. No experience is required.

    Click HERE for current dates and to register online.

    Kayaking, ages 50+
    Join American Canoe Association assessed instructor and lifeguard certified staff on a kayak adventure. Paddling experience is not required. Fee includes transportation, instructors and guides, sit on top kayaks, life jackets, paddles and kayak instruction. Bring sunscreen, sack lunch, and water.

    Greenbelt Bike Ride, ages 50+
    Enjoy a leisurely 6.5 mile, 13 mile, or 20 mile bicycle tour along the Ray Roberts Greenbelt corridor. This rich and diverse area is the home of more than 300 species of plants, including oak woodlands and prairie grasslands. Bring a picnic lunch. 

    Horseback Riding, ages, 50+
    Join Black Mustang Ranch on a guided one and a half hour horseback riding adventure on the trails of Jordan State Park. Terrain varies from rugged stony hills to sandy loam. Riders will be matched with an ideal horse based riding skills from beginner to experienced. Water, sunscreen, long pants, and sturdy shoes are required. Dutch-treat lunch after the ride.

  • Health Education Classes
    For Your Health Seminars
    Professionals will discuss a variety of health-related topics.
    Every third Thursday, 1 to 2 p.m. at Denton Senior Center at American Legion Hall.
    FREE Health Screenings
    Certified RN checks blood pressure and blood sugar.
    Every second Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon at Denton Senior Center at American Legion Hall.
    FREE Blood Pressure and Sugar Readings
    Every 1st & 3rd Friday, 10 a.m.; provided by Denton Fire Dept.
    Every 2nd & 4th Friday, 10 a.m.; provided by Active Home Health
    Both at Denton Senior Center on Bell Ave.
  • Group Exercise Classes
    Live the good life!
    Click HERE for a full list of group exercise classes and to register online.

    DRUMBA Club
    DRUMBA Club combines regular or weighted drum sticks with lower body dance steps to create a fast paced, intense cardio and toning workout for both the upper and lower body. 

    DRUMBA Silver
    This modified class is designed with less intense moves and a slightly slower beat, while still 
    providing a high cardiovascular workout with upper and lower body strengthening. DRUMBA 
    can be done seated or standing to provide a fun cardio workout for all abilities!

    FREE Stretch ‘n’ Tone
    Specifically designed for seniors to increase strength and mobility. Rec pass required. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 11 a.m.

    ZUMBA® Gold 
    Perfect for adults who need a modified Zumba® class with lower-intensity moves that get you moving to Latin music. The choreography focuses on balance, conditioning, and flexibility. Routines are designed for beginners who may have limited capabilities. Eligible Silver&Fit members may attend.
    Zumba® Gold | Evening 
    Zumba® Gold | Morning 

    Yoga Flow
    This yoga flow class syncs movement with the breath as you flow through standing and floor sequences. Please bring a mat and water.
  • SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit
    SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit are fitness programs designed specifically for active older adults delivered through a nationwide network of participating insurance plans. To check eligibility, visit www.silversneakers.com and www.silverandfit.com.
    If you are eligible for the SilverSneakers® program through your insurance plan, you are eligible to access the following:
    • NAT water exercise classes, water walking, and lap swimming during open public hours. 
    • Denia Rec Center fitness center and SilverSneakers® specific classes
    • Senior Center fitness center, SilverSneakers® specific classes
    • MLK Jr. Rec Center fitness center 
    • North Lakes Rec Center cardio room, weight room, and SilverSneakers® group exercise

    SilverSneakers® Classic
    Have fun and move to the music with a variety of exercises designed to increase strength, range of movement, and daily living skills. A chair is provided for support if needed. All levels are welcome.

    Every Tuesday and Thursday
    10:35-11:35 a.m. at Denton Senior Center

    SilverSneakers® Yoga
    This class takes you through a series of seated and standing yoga poses to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. A chair is provided for support if needed. Breathing techniques promote stress reduction and mental clarity. 

    Every Tuesday and Thursday
    10:30-11:30 a.m. at Denia Rec Center

    Every Monday and Wednesday 
    1:30-2:15 p.m. at Denton Senior Center
    If you are eligible for the Silver&Fit through your insurance plan, you are eligible to access the following:
    • NAT water exercise classes, water walking, and lap swimming during open public hours. 
    • Denia Rec Center fitness center and Matter of Balance classes
    • Senior Center fitness center and Senior Center Zumba Gold® 
    • MLK Jr. Rec Center fitness center
    • North Lakes Rec Center cardio room, weight room, and all classes offered on the North Lakes group exercise schedule. 
Senior Center Facilities