Age 50+

                         "We don't stop playing because we grow old.
                              We grow old because we stop playing."

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District offers a variety of age 50+ programs, classes, workshops, and excursions. Programs are held in both Simi Valley and Oak Park, with most activities held at the Simi Valley Senior Center.  

At the Simi Valley Senior Center you can join an activity or club such as beading and jewelry, billiards, bridge, bunco, cribbage, knit and crochet, pinochle, poker, radio club, scrapbooking, treasure hunters, quilting or woodcarving.  Explore a new art class such as ceramics, multi-media arts, oil painting, watercolor or woodcarving. Enjoy the art of music with guitar lessons or by joining the Simi Valley Chamber Orchestra. Take a step into one of the many dance classes like clogging, line dancing, tap, ballet or Victorian dance. Get some exercise with the arthritis chair exercise, low impact aerobics, strength training, pilates or yoga. Try a sport such as pickleball or bocce ball, horseshoes, indoor lawn bowling, kick-boxing, or ping pong. Take a hike on one of our many wonderful trails or take some lessons on the golf course.
The SIMI VALLEY SENIOR CENTER WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.***Please note this information is subject to change at anytime. Please check back often for new updates. 
Thank you you all for your support and be safe with washing your hands for 30 seconds, Keep hands away from your face, wear a mask when out in public, and keep at least 6 feet social distancing at all times unless with immediate family or someone you live with. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. 

Sign-up today for these virtual classes at
Scrapbooking and Paper Crafting with Karen Kalsman ZOOM

Create beautiful scrapbooks, cards and paper projects at home on your own and then share them with other passionate scrapbookers every Monday. Sign-up on-line 48 hours before the class begins. 
SPC301-2      4 M      3:00-3:30 p    8/3-8/31       Free

Jumping Jacks for Your Mind with Henry Kraus ZOOM
Get your mind active again after being quarantined for 3 months. You will be tested, in a FUN way in the areas of Jokes, Limericks, Rebus, Trivia, Brain Teasers, Deductive Reasoning, and more. This is a chance for a few laughs by hearing and sharing. * Please note: $5 session fee applies whether you participate in one class or all classes. No refunds will be given for this class. 
JJM302-2      4 Tu      9:00-9:30 a    8/4-8/25        $5

Age 50+ Bocce Ball with Henry Kraus
Come and join the fun of Bocce Ball! This is an Italian game played with a small ball (Pallino) and eight large balls (Bocce). Show your skills by getting the Bocce closest to the Pallino. All skill levels are welcome. Meet new people and make new friends. Masks are highly recommended and social distancing will be strictly enforced. Activity begins Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Fee covers sanitation items. Pre-registration is required, no drop-ins are allowed. 
BBL101-2        W       8:00-9:30 a      8/5-8/26       $5

Shuffleboard with Stan Kalsman
Lots of fun and easy to play. No prior experience necessary. Masks are highly recommended. Social distancing of at least 6 feet with be enforced. * Please wear gloves if you have them, but they are not a requirement. Activity begins Tuesday July 7, 2020. Pre-online
registration is required, no drop-ins are allowed. Fee covers sanitation items. 
SFB101-2     Tu        9:30-11:30 a     8/4-8/25         $5
SFB103-2      F         9:30-11:30 a     8/7-8/28         $5

Strength Building with Eileen Cohen
Improve your strength, flexibility and balance. Bring weights and a mat. 
STB100-2      6M       3:30-4:30 p      8/10-9/24      $30
No class 9/7

Lawn Golf Croquet with Henry Kraus
Come and join the fun of golf croquet. This is an easy game to play, whereby players use mallets to hit balls through  metal shaped arches called wickets. Person or team to score sevin points first wins. All skill levels welcome. meet new people and make new friends. Masks are highly recommeded and social distancing will be enforced. Play begins August 6th.
LGC100-2     4 Th   8:30-10:00 am    8/6-8/27     $5

Join friends or make new ones with an excursion!  Excursions held out of Simi Valley and Oak Park.

From Simi Valley
On vacation until further notice...
 unless you want to take a short trip from your own home? 

Monthly Virtual Field Trips/Tours: 
Ark Encounter in Kentucky
3D Google Earth Map
#WE WILL TRAVEL AGAIN -Collette Message
*Please be aware field trip/tours may cause motion sickness.

Call 805-583-6059 for more info on Simi Valley excursions. 

From Oak Park
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Stagecoach Inn Museum
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - Old Town Music Hall **CANCELED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - California Strawberry Festival *2020 CA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL CANCELED
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - Angel City Games -  **CANCELED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - L.A. Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Postponed- TBA)
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - Ventura County Fair   **CANCELED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS

Call 818-865-9304 for additional details about Oak Park excursions.

Register for these excursions, programs and many great classes online.

View Simi Valley's Age 50 Summer 2020 Brochure

In addition to the programs offered through Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, the Simi Valley Senior Center and Council on Aging also provide a variety of programs and events, which can be viewed on the City of Simi Valley's website at:

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