City of Austin Parks and Recreation Varsity Generation Educational Program is a mixture of non-profits, private organizations, volunteers, and staff that provide services and supplies to the seniors in the Austin and surrounding area. These classes, presentations and fairs are designed to bring seniors resources and information that concern:
- Computer Education
- Book reading/Book Club
City of Austin Parks and Recreation Varsity Generation Senior Trip Excursions program provides a variety of destinations for participants to engage in.
There are four different categories in which participants choose: adventure/bucket list, educational, entertainment, and health/fitness.
- Adventure/Bucket list- Zipline, IFly, Swimming with Dolphins, and Overnight Camping
- Education-cultural, arts/music, history, science, nature, and museums.
- Entertainment- Theater/Plays, Festivals, Movies, Theme Parks, Shopping, Sight-Seeing.
- Health/Fitness- Hiking, Biking, and Kayaking
City of Austin Parks and Recreation Varsity Generation Healthy Lifestyle Program is sponsored by volunteers, non-profits and private organizations that provide services, equipment and supplies to the seniors in the Austin and surrounding area. These classes take place to inspire Austin seniors to learn, play, protect and connect by creating diverse programs and experiences in sustainable natural spaces and public places.
- Fitness Room
- Line Dancing
- Stretch and strength
- Senior Health and Fitness
- Tai Chi
Help make our community a better place to live by volunteering! There are several volunteer opportunities with the City of Austin that support City services and programs, and Austin's quality of life.
- Class instructors
- Meal volunteers
- Office Volunteers
- Community service projects
For more volunteer opportunities please call your city of Austin senior center.
City of Austin Parks and Recreation Varsity Generation Socials are aimed to provide a variety of fun activities that coincide with the holidays
As part of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department's Senior Support Services, Senior Transportation offers several services for older adults in the greater Austin area. By calling 974-1464, we can get you out and about with our services. Our goal is to provide a special system of transportation to enhance quality of life and promote independence for persons 60 years of age or older.
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department welcomes Meals on Wheels and More as our partner for the delivery of congregate meals to eight (8) recreation/neighborhood and senior activity centers through out Austin. The Senior Congregate Meals Program is open to anyone 60 years of age or older. The meals are at the suggested Client Share donation of $1.00 to $3.00 but no contribution is required. In addition to lunch, participants share social and recreational activities and receive additional benefits such as nutrition education, health and welfare counseling and information and referral services.
West Baxter Recreation Program Supervisor
John Harros Recreation Program Coordinator
Dina Cantu Recreation Program Specialist
Asta Hanson Recreation Program Specialist
Carrolyn Vaterlaus Recreation Program Specialist
Vacant - Administrative Associate
Arthur Ramirez Building & Grounds Assistance