The Austin Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of Varsity Generation programs and services for people 50 years of age and older. Activities include traveling, pursuing old hobbies and learning new ones, socializing with friends, meeting new people, increasing knowledge, becoming and staying physically fit, supplementing income, contributing to the community and much more!

Forms & Documents

Online Newsletter

South Austin Senior Activity Center

NEWSLETTER

Lamar Senior Activity Center

NEWSLETTER

Conley Guerrero Senior Center
NEWSLETTER

 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

 

Seniors Rummikub

Activity Centers

Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center

Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center

808 Nile St (78702)

Ph:512-978-2660  Program Guide (PDF)

Senior Activity Center – Lamar

Senior Activity Center – Lamar

2874 Shoal Crest Ave (78705)

Ph:512-978-2480  Program Guide (PDF)

South Austin Senior Activity Center

South Austin Senior Activity Center

3911 Manchaca Rd (78704)

Ph:512-978-2400 Program Guide (PDF)

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

 

Old Bakery and Emporium

The Old Bakery and Emporium operates as a consignment store spotlighting handcrafted gifts and fine art by local artisans 50 years and older with a visitor information center for tourist looking for fun attractions around Austin. In addition to shop, the Old Bakery and Emporium houses a rotating art gallery and history center depicting Austin’s change from a rustic frontier village into a modern, bustling and influential state capital.

Asian American Resource Center

  • Senior Lunch Social:  Free meals for Austin residents ages 60+ every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 PM  to 1 PM.
  • Recreational & Wellness Activities:  Includes Tai Chi, table tennis, Asian board games, crafts and more.
  • Continuing Education:  Includes topics such as heart health, diabetes management, life skills, computer and technology classes and more.
  • Intergenerational Garden

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

The ESB-MACC's Cine de Oro series brings Mexico’s Golden Age of Cinema to seniors throughout Austin. These films include the inspiration of Cantinflas, Pedro Infante and Dolores del Rio, just to name a few. Cine de Oro is held at the ESB-MACC on the last Tuesday of each month. Transportation for seniors is provided by local senior centers, public transit or personal vehicles. Breakfast is served around 8:45 am during social time, then the movie starts at 9:30 am. Lunch is served following the end of the film, usually around 11:30 am.

 

Equal Opportunity Statement

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, income status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in any programs or activities.