Active Adults 55+ Programs & Activities

View All News

We 💚 our Seniors!

IGH Parks & Rec offers seniors many opportunities to stay active and and engaged at the Veterans Memorial Community Center and find a sense of community and friendship in the IGH Senior Club. 

  1. Programs & Activities
  2. Services
  3. Senior Center & Club

Only Activities with links are open for registration. 

Click the link to find your program. Each program has a blue bubble icon on the registration page, which provides all the details about the program.

Programs/Speakers

Activities

Leagues

Winter/Spring

55+ Driver Safety Class 

(ages 55+) Certified instructor teaches this class. Those who complete the class qualify for a 10% discount on auto insurance. The Driver Improvement courses are open to the public and held at the VMCC; Pre-registration is required through the MN Highway Safety & Research Center

Register

  • By Phone: 1-888-234-1294
  • Online

Upcoming Courses

  • 4-Hour Refresher Courses
    • April 6: 1-5 p.m.
  • 8-Hour Course (two days total): April 14 & April 15; 5:30-9:30 p.m. each night

The 5 “W’s” of ESTATE SETTLEMENT

Who, What, When, Where and Why - Tuesday, April 16 | Free

Register by phone 651-450-2480 or online.

Music Therapy | May 27 / 10:30 a.m. / FREE!

Join us for a concert of songs and stories that portrays the healing presence of music therapy. Matt Valois, MT-BC - Hospice Music Therapist will be performing. Sponsored by Ecumen Hospice.

Register by phone 651-450-2480 or online.

Swim Lessons

Call 651-554-3423

Learn to Skate Program

Call 651-450-2468

Group Golf Lessons at Inver Wood

May 3-June 3

Private Golf Lessons at Inver Wood Golf Course


Summer

Swim Lessons

Call 651-554-3423

Learn to Skate Program

Call 651-450-2468

Group Golf Lessons at Inver Wood

June 7-July 8; July 12-Aug. 12

Fall

  • Speakers
  • Beginner Pickleball Instruction
  • Daily Drop-in Fitness Classes
  • Specialty Fitness for Older Adults
  • Swim Stroke Clinic
  • Lifeguard Training
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Black Friday Boot Camp

Group Golf Lessons at Inver Wood

Aug. 16-Sept. 16

Swim Lessons

Call 651-554-3423

Learn to Skate Program

Call 651-450-2468

pickleball





Winter/Spring

*Currently the National Guard Gymnasium is CLOSED to all recreation and VMCC-related activities as it is a designated COVID-19 testing site.  

Bean Bag Games | Tue & Thu: April 6-May 27

Grab a partner and join us at VMCC for some friendly competition playing bean bags. All equipment will be provided. 

Must pre-register for each day, space is limited. Call 651-450-2480 or register online.

Location: VMCC, Community Room 1 & 2

Birding on the Mississippi | May 8 | 8-10 a.m.

Explore the Rock Island Swing Bridge and its unique vantage point over the Mississippi River while learning birding tips from a naturalist from Dakota County Parks. Binoculars will be provided. 

Location: Rock Island Swing Bridge Trail head (4465 66th St) 

Even though this event is free you must pre­register at Dakota County Parks by calling 952- 891-7000. For more information visit www. co.dakota.rnn.us/parks.

FREE! Women's Golf Clinics at Inver Wood

These clinics are open to all women. You do not need to register in advance. Clubs will be provided, if needed.

Please meet on the east side of the Clubhouse.

The following Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m.

  • April 26
  • May 1
  • May 15
  • May 22
  • June 5


Other Activities at the VMCC

Open Skate

Aquatic Center

Fitness Center & Personal Training

  • Specialty Fitness Classes including Food & Fitness, Tai Chi and Back to Balance (classes cost a fee to attend) - Virtual Options available!

History Book Club

Meets every fourth Monday of the month at the VMCC from 10-11 a.m. Discuss selected books with this free, drop-in group, no registration is required. For more information, view 'The Scoop' section of the current Parks & Recreation brochure

Note: Room location will be posted in the VMCC on day of club.

Upcoming Dates
  • Monday, April 26 | 10 a.m.
    • Fearless: the Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm

Currently POSTPONED

Day Trips
Crafts
Senior Club Luncheons

Summer

Golf Course

Pickleball

Open Skate

Aquatic Center

Fitness Center & Personal Training

  • Specialty Fitness Classes including Food & Fitness, Tai Chi and Back to Balance (classes cost a fee to attend) - Virtual Options available! 

Fall

Pickleball

Open Skate

Aquatic Center

Fitness Center & Personal Training

Golf Course



Winter/Spring

Note: Winter leagues will return once play is safe and we feel confident operating in accordance with state guidelines. At this time the regularly scheduled Winter 2021 volleyball leagues are cancelled.

  • Broomball - Officiated league; Standings recorded with an end-of-season playoff.  
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Co-Rec Volleyball

Summer

Fall

  • Pickleball *NEW*- a fun, semi-competitive league for teams of two players. Gold or Silver divisions.
    • June start; Mon or Wed, 6-8 p.m.
    • Fee: $40/team
    • Register now: by calling 651-450-2480 or online.
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Co-Rec Volleyball
pickleball

Register for Active Adult 55+ Programs, Sports & Leagues
Online for Programs & SportsOnline for Leagues • By Phone: 651-450-2480
In-Person: 8055 Barbara Avenue

Free Agent Registration 

If you want to play in adult leagues but can't find teammates, you can register as a free agent. Complete and submit the Free Agent Registration Form.

Weather Impacts to Programs, Events and Activities led by the City of IGH*

Wondering if an event or your practice/game is still on due to inclement weather?

Call the IGH Weather Hot Line at 651-450-2595 to check the status for city-led program and events due to inclement weather. We strive to update by 4:30 p.m. After hours, it is up to the coaches and instructors to make the final decision.

*We cannot make weather-related decisions for other league associations or events held in our community by other businesses or organizations.

Dakota County Parks Adult Programs

For details and registration on programs with Dakota County Parks visit their website: https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks/Lists/Calendar/calendar.aspx.