Active Older Adults 55+
Below, please find ways you can access information about active adult 55 + programs, events and services.
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 email@example.com or by phone at 651-450-2469.
New! Community Round Table: We want to hear it! You are invited to share your thought on current and future services for adults 55+. Input from participants will help identify strengths and articulate specific needs now and into the future. This process will assist in creating a five-hear strategic plan that will provide guidance to the Adult and Senior program staff. Light refreshments provided as well as raffle drawing for prizes. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Mon., Oct. 9 6-8 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 24 7-9 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 25 10 am-12 pm
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Local Tour Series: Water
Treatment Facility Tour Curious about how the fresh water gets to your tap? Come learn the inner workings of the Water Treatment Facility in Inver Grove Heights. The tour generally lasts one hour. Meet at the facility at 2015 75th St. E. Some parking available in the front lot otherwise park on 75th St. and meet group at the front entrance.
Friday Sept. 22
Water Treatment Plant
Landmark Tours Travel Show: Are you interested in traveling with a group to places throughout the United States in 2018? We are working with Landmark Tour Company to provide this service! Brochures are available at our Parks and Recreation office with locations, dates and other trip details. Sign up for the Travel Show where a member from Landmark Tours will talk about trips in 2018!
Friday Sept. 29
11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Register by Monday, Sept. 25
Skyrock Horse Farm and Carousels: Located in the beautiful countryside with rolling hills, maple trees and grazing horses, Skyrock Horse Farm is a premier horse hunter-jumper training facility. You will be welcomed into the Skyrock Carousel by your host, Bill Nun. Learn about the restoration process of gold leafing, antique dance organs and carousel horse collection. Enjoy a hearty pot roast home cooked meal prepared Minnesota style which includes beverages and dessert. Then, watch a horse jumping program enjoying beautiful animals and talented riders.
Tuesday Sept. 19 Depart: 9:15 a.m. Return: 2:15 p.m. Fee: $69 Register by Thursday, Aug. 17
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Join us for a weekly group hike! This is a free, drop-in group to include those who enjoy the outdoors, exploring new trails and welcoming new friends. Trails, location, dates and times will be pre-determined. Interested individuals should send an "Hiking Club list" email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in email announcements. Program will run Sept. - Oct.
Tuesday: 6:30 pm
Wednesday & Saturday: 10:30 am
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.
One-Act Radio Show: Come watch a small, one-act play written and directed by a local artist that will be performed by community members, many of them people you know! Set in the mood of the 1940’s, this fast paced show is part murder mystery, part comedy. Enjoy scrumptious pie and coffee during intermission when you try to help “guess” the ending.
Thurs. Sept. 28 1-3 p.m.
Antique and Collectible Appraisal Event:
Are you interested in getting an antique or other item appraised? Join us for an event co-hosted in partnership with Tri District Community Education. Mark Mora, PBS Antiques Roadshow appraiser, has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years. Interested individuals must register for an appointment to receive an informal appraisal (not certified). We will register 10 appraisal slots per hour-session. Appraisal sessions will be held 2-3 p.m., 3-4 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. Limit 1 item to be appraised per appointment slot, but can register for up to 5 slots/items max per person. Participants will need to provide a photograph of the item, list what they know about the item and how they acquired it. Mark will then share a brief history of the piece, its condition and perceived value. For a list of acceptable items or to receive a copy of the Antique & Collectible Registration Flyer contact the Parks and Recreation office or go online.
Sat. Nov. 18
2-3 p.m. 3-4 p.m. 4-5 p.m.
Fee: $15 per 15-minute appt. slot
55+ Driver 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,
participants will be provided the latest information in regards to driver and traffic 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.
Aging Mastery Program
We are excited to announce that Inver
Grove Heights Parks and Recreation has
been awarded a grant from the National
Council on Aging to host the Aging Mastery
Program (AMP). This is a comprehensive and fun approach
to aging well that encourages people to take actions to
enhance their health, financial well-being, social
connections and overall quality of life. Central to the AMP
philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can
produce big results and that people can be empowered
and supported to cultivate health and longevity. Equally
important, the program encourages mastery - developing
sustainable behaviors over time. Participants in AMP course
go through a 10-week core program covering the following
topics: Navigating Longer Lives, Exercise and You, Sleep,
Healthy Eating & Hydration, Falls Prevention, Medication
Management, Financial Fitness, Advanced Planning, Healthy
Relationships and Community Engagement.
Still room in our October session! Sign up Today!
Fast- Track Fridays Fri. Oct. 6- Nov. 3
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Individual: AS-F104 Couple: AS-F105
Fee: $39/person or $59/couple (each class includes a meal and every participant also receives educational materials, a bag and a gift) Location: VMCC, Community Room 2
Register one week prior to start date.