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The Lamar Senior Activity Center (also called "The Senior Activity Center - Lamar") offers instructed classes, health and wellness programs, educational seminars, workshops, trips, dances, volunteer opportunities, support groups, special events, meeting space and private rental space.

The Senior Activity Center opened its doors to the public in 1978 as the first senior center of its kind in the City of Austin. Located at the southeast corner of 29th Street and North Lamar in the heart of Austin and a short distance from the University of Texas, the center functions as a total community, special-use resource facility and provides an optimum environment for the development of sound physical and mental health for person 50 years and older.

 

Senior Registration

Forms & Documents

online newsletter

CALENDAR

Programs

Continuing Education

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:

  • Finance
  • Health
  • Medical
  • Government
  • Security
  • Gardening
  • Housing
  • Leisure
  • Computer Education
  • Movies
  • Book reading/Book Club

Excursions

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

Healthy Lifestyle\

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
  • Zumba 
  • Stretch and strength
  • Seniorsize 
  • Senior Health and Fitness
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga

Volunteer Programs

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.

Socials

City of Austin Parks and Recreation Varsity Generation Socials are aimed to provide a variety of fun activities that coincide with the holidays

Community Needs

Senior Transportation

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.

 

Senior Transportation

Senior Meal Program

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.

 

Senior Meals

 

 

 

 

Lamar Senior Activity Center Staff

Jerilyn Rainosek  Recreation Supervisor

Leticia Alvarez  Program Specialist

Andrew Maldonado  Building & Grounds Assistant

 

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