Adults 50+ stay active and get involved at a Mesquite Senior Center. Yesterday’s Kids, the monthly newsletter is published with a complete listing of center classes, events and activities. Improve health and vitality with exercise classes, fitness equipment and dancing. Expand your horizons with creative arts instruction. Maintain mental sharpness with games like bridge, canasta and WII bowling.
History of Mesquite Senior Programs
The City of Mesquite has a long history of serving the senior adult population in the community and surrounding areas. Originally housed in a church building the operation has expanded to three facilities located throughout Mesquite that offer services and activities specifically for adults 50+. The congregate meal program has been offered at Evans Senior Center 33 years and Goodbar Senior Center for 25 years. The third facility Rutherford Senior Center does not offer the meal program. The senior centers offer a variety of leisure time activities, support services and educational opportunities for participants. The facilities are ADA accessible and meet local building codes and regulations.
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A monthly publication of the Mesquite Senior Centers, Yesterday’s Kids Newsletter features current classes, activities, trips and events for active adults 50+. Newsletters are available at the senior centers, libraries, recreation centers or click here for this month’s newsletter.
What a deal! Participants 60+ can enjoy a hot lunch at Evans or Goodbar Senior Center for a suggested donation. Those 59 and under may purchase a meal for $5.65. Lunch is served Monday-Friday at 11:45 a.m. advanced reservations are preferred. "This (project, program, service) is supported, in part, by the Dallas Area Agency on Aging and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services."
Exercise and Fitness:
Adults 50+, registered as senior center participants may use the weight room free Monday-Friday during senior center operational hours at Evans, Goodbar, and Rutherford Recreation Centers. After senior center operation hours Monday-Friday and on Saturday adults 50+ must register for a weight room card at an annual fee of $25.
Easy to intermediate level exercise classes are offered free through the senior center program. See the specific senior center site for class descriptions and times
Bluegrass Jam Session
Every Monday night (except holidays) Evans Senior Center is transformed into a Bluegrass jam session. Bluegrass musicians from all over the area come to play, sing and socialize and everyone is given an opportunity to share his or her talent for an appreciative audience. The session runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Coffee and snacks are served. Monday Night Jam Sessions are free but donations are accepted to help cover the refreshment costs. Adults of all ages are welcome.
Friday Night Dance
Let’s go boot scootin’! Adults 50+ join us for live music, dancing, fellowship, and light refreshments at Evans Community Center. Dances are the 2nd and 4th Friday nights each month from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Dress is casual and the music is country. Schedule of bands is available in the monthly newsletter or by calling 972.285.6761.
Join us for our own version of “The Sweet Potato Queens, Divine Sisterhood of the Ya Ya’s, The Red Hat Society”…The Girlfriends. Share your interests and ideas about books, favorite hobbies, arts and crafts, shopping excursions, lunch/dinner parties and more. The opportunities are endless. The Girlfriends invite you to join them for enrichment, laughter, refreshments, friendship and a good time every second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Rutherford Recreation Center, 900 Rutherford Dr. See the newsletter call 972.216.7791 for more information.
The senior adult program is seeking individuals interested in teaching classes as volunteers or specialist instructors at the senior centers during the day or for expanded evening programming. Please send your information or inquiries to Diane Mickelson, Senior Program Coordinator at [email protected] or City of Mesquite PARD, PO Box 850137, Mesquite Texas 75185-0137.