Senior Recreation Center

The Senior Recreation Center provides a safe, welcoming, and energizing environment where our community’s adults 55 and over can enhance their quality of life by engaging in a healthy and active lifestyle. Urbandale is committed to its senior citizens and our Senior Recreation Center is a great example of how our community makes good on that commitment! 

The programs and services offered by the Urbandale Senior Recreation Center that help keep life interesting, enriching, and fun are certainly no secret. With over 40,000 in attendance each year, these seniors certainly challenge the idea that growing old means slowing down!

Please check out our Spring newsletter (programs through June) or the Summer newsletter (programs June-September) for information on our upcoming programs and services. We look forward to having you join us!

Arts & Crafts

Take a class to learn something new like origami or tapestry, or join the Needlers, which is a social group that gathers and works on their latest projects at the same time.

Cards & Games

Several different groups meet throughout the week. Try your hand at Bridge or Cribbage, or take some time to play Mahjongg.

Computer, Internet, & Printing Services

Computers and wireless printing services are available for public use. Black & white copies/prints are $0.10 per sheet. Please check the posted room calendar for room availability.

Day Trips and Tours

Looking to get away for the day? Day trips are booked throughout the year, and are always popular. Join us for a canoeing adventure, try your hand at apple picking, visit a local boutique flower farm, learn to taste wine like a pro, enjoy the Iowa State Fair, or see the fall colors in full view on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad on a train ride.

Educational Classes

Topics vary from technology to history to gardening. If you love to learn, take a look at our newsletter for current offerings.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to Urbandale residents. If you have a financial hardship that prevents you from registering for a class, please reach out for more information.

Fitness Equipment

Treadmills, Nu-Steps, recumbent elliptical, and recumbent bicycle are available on a first-come, first served basis. 

Fitness Classes

Classes are offered in monthly sessions. Registration is now open for June classes. Registration for July, August, and September classes will open on June 1 at 8 am. Registration is required, along with a registration fee to reserve your place in a class. Payment is due at the time of registration. Click here to register. If your preferred class is full, please add your name to the waitlist. This will help us determine interest and plan additional classes. See the newsletter for our current class schedule. 

Game Room: Pool & Shuffleboard

Access is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check the posted room calendar or call for specific room availability. 

Health Clinic

A monthly health service provided by EveryStep including: nail trim/foot care, blood sugar, and blood pressure testing. Information on booking an appointment is available in the newsletter. 

Music

Join the Music Mixer group to share your talent on an instrument, or just come listen. Sing with the Senior Singers choir. Live music concerts are also offered throughout the year. See the newsletter for current offerings.

Recreation--Indoor and Outdoor

Bowling, Hiking, Pickleball, Bocce, Shuffleboard, Tai Chi, and more! We have all sorts of opportunities for you to participate, whether recreationally or competitively. The Game Room has pool and shuffleboard tables available for drop-in use as well. Check the newsletter for the latest offerings.

Refund Policy

To be eligible for a program/activity refund, you must cancel at least 7 days before the first class meeting. After that, no refunds will be given unless the program or class is cancelled or the participant has an unforeseen medical situation.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

Volunteers offer Medicare enrollment assistance by phone, and in-person by appointment. Please call 515-278-3907 to schedule.

Special Events

Several events are held throughout the year. Take a look at the newsletter for information on our ice cream social, live concerts, picnic in the park, and more!

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Transportation

The Urbandale Community Action Network provides free, limited transportation for Urbandale seniors in need. Visit www.UrbandaleNetwork.org or call the Urbandale Community Action Network at 515-278-3999 to receive an application.

Contact Us

  1. 7305 Aurora Avenue
    Urbandale, IA 50322
    Email
    Phone: 515-278-3907

    Hours 
    (Through June 3, Except Holidays)
    Monday - Thursday
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., or as programmed

    Saturday - Sunday
    Closed

    Hours 
    (Beginning June 6, Except Holidays)
    Monday - Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday - Sunday
    Closed

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