Sr. Adult Programs

Our mission is to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment where adults over 50 can come to participate in activities to enhance their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

All programs are located in the Ridgeland Recreational Center at Old Trace Park unless stated otherwise.

Our programs include: Group Exercise Classes, Seated & Standing Yoga, Line Dancing, Martial Arts, Tap Dancing, Men’s Bible & Coffee, Seasonal Craft Workshops, Pickleball, Bridge, Bingo, Dance Aerobics, Garden Club, Art Workshops, Annual Valentine’s Luncheon, and Mayor’s Fun Walk events & more!

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Weekly ProgramsList of weekly programs for senior adults
Monthly ProgramsList of monthly programs for senior adults
Seasonal ProgramsList of seasonal programs for senior adults
Special EventsList of special events for senior adults

Weekly Programs


  • $15/month
  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. & 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Instructors: Lynda Assink, Rita Latham & Martha Millsaps
  • Certified instructors lead participants through a series of cardiovascular and strength training exercises specifically designed to improve flexibility and health in senior adults.

Line Dancing

  • $10/class or $40/month
  • Mondays at 6 p.m.
  • Instructor: Darlene Epple
  • Learn a variety of line dances while exercising in a fun way. No partner needed.

Martial Arts for Seniors

  • $10/month
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Instructor: Andy Dillon
  • Learn age and physically appropriate traditional martial arts and practical self-defense techniques.

Seated Yoga

  • $5/class
  • Mondays and Fridays
  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Instructor: Martha Millsaps
  • This is a great beginner class where basic poses will be taught with a focus on breathing and focusing your mind.

Standing Yoga

  • $5/class
  • Mondays and Fridays
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Instructor: Martha Millsaps
  • This is an extension of the chair yoga that focuses on standing poses for strength and balance.

Senior Fit

  • $15/month
  • Mondays and Wednesdays
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Instructor: Sally Holly
  • Improve balance, flexibility, and strength through stretching and light weights for those recovering from recent illness, surgery, or neurological diseases.

The Complete Mix


  • Mondays and Wednesdays
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • Instructor: Sally Holly
  • Intermediate circuit type exercise combining low impact cardio, balancing, stretching and strengthening exercises.

Tap Dancing

  • $5/class
  • Mondays
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • Instructor: Monica Russell
  • Beginning to intermediate tap dance instruction. This group performs at Ridgeland events and nursing homes.

Men’s Bible Study

  • FREE
  • Tuesdays
  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Men are welcome to join the group in person, and everyone is invited to watch the recording on Facebook @RidgelandMensBible.

Mat Pilates: Starts Sept. 8th
Fridays 12 PM – 12:30 PM
Instructor: Martha Millsaps
Pilates is popularly known as a core-focused workout, but it’s actually a whole-body exercise. Pilates works with your breath, targeting your smaller and deeper stabilizing muscles. It supports your joints through a balance of strength, mobility, and flexibility. Great extension class behind yoga because it targets all muscles that yoga might have missed. Floor exercises will be involved. Click here for more details.

Wednesdays 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Instructor: Karen Poteat
A highly interactive brain health class to help participants reduce stress, develop a more positive outlook, and engage in a myriad of activities that provide effective, whole-brain cognitive stimulation. $30 Annual Supply Fee is due by 2nd class. Click here for more details.


  • FREE
  • Tuesdays
  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • All mediums (painting, drawing, scrapbooking, beading, knitting, etc) and artistic levels are welcome to join for friendship and encouragement. Bring your own supplies.

Monthly Programs

Ridgeland Garden Club

  • $20/year
  • 1st Tuesday of the month
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • A monthly meeting (September – May) for those who love nature and gardening. Fun and educational programs served with a nice lunch. Contact President Pam Stephens at for more information.


  • $1
  • 3rd Thursday of the month
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • A team trick-taking game played with a standard 52 playing card deck.
  • Must sign up in advance.

Ornish Group

  • FREE
  • 4th Tuesday of each month
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • Participants all have a common goal of reversing their heart disease and improving their well-being.
  • Find them on Facebook at Ornish Cohort 21.

Birthday Bingo

  • FREE – Space is limited!
  • Must sign up in advance.
  • 4th Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted on the newsletter.
  • Everyone is invited to play bingo, win prizes and eat cake in celebrating all of the birthdays each month.

Seasonal Programs

  • T’ai Chi
  • “Piccadillies” Pickle Ball Clinic (Located at the Ridgeland Tennis Center)
  • Craft Workshops
  • Beginner Bridge Workshops
  • AARP Safe Driving Course
  • Zentangle Drawing
  • Women’s Bible Study

Special Events

  • Senior Adult Valentine Luncheon

Delicious food, flowers and music, friends and fun await you. Our luncheon is a big draw for seniors across the metro area. Ridgeland Recreation and Parks offers this special event every year the week before Valentine’s Day.

  • Mayor’s Fun Walk

A favorite event of local senior adults, the Mayor’s Fun Walk, includes a walk with the Mayor , health information, demonstrations and entertainment. This event is held in October. Click here for Registration Form.