Lifelong Recreation for Adults 50+


Lifelong Recreation programs focus on physical activity, social engagement, education, arts, creativity, and healthy lifestyles. Recreational programs are designed to serve adults of all abilities - those who are physically active, those who are just becoming active, and programs for those who have age-related limitations. Lifelong Recreation programs are aimed at increasing individual health and wellness while fostering a stronger, healthier community. Many of our participants boast about completing a half marathon each year, making meaningful social connections, losing weight, increasing flexibility and balance, and travelling to regional destinations. Join the fun if you're 50+ ! Follow Lifelong Recreation on Facebook

See our current programs by visiting the "brochures" links on this page - right sidebar if you're using a desktop computer, or near the bottom if you're on a cell phone.


Free to Kaiser Permanente members with Part B Medicare coverage. American Specialty Health (ASH) Silver and Fit will cover in-person classes and is limited to 10 visits a month. This program improves endurance, strength, balance, posture, and flexibility through adaptable exercise movements. Learn more about EnhanceFitness.

For this class, participants must submit the Participant Information and Health History forms, prior to registration. We now have 2 options for filling and returning forms: 

  1. Online forms - Lifelong Recreation staff will be notified when you complete your forms. Once screened, we will notify you by email.

  2. Paper forms: Kaiser Permanente members with Part B Medicare coverage must also provide a copy of their membership card or complete the Kaiser Permanente Eligibility form. Silver and Fit participants, write your member number at the top of your forms. Mail form to:

Lifelong Recreation
Magnuson Building 30
6310 NE 74th St.
Seattle, WA 98115

You will be notified via email when your form has been processed and you may register for classes. For a listing of all of our classes see brochure links on this page.

Financial Aid

Interested in scholarships for any of our programs? Please visit this page and inquire at your community center.

Lifelong Recreation Volunteer Jobs

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Lifelong Recreation.  Our volunteer opportunities are listed here. Some opportunities are regular repeat jobs (like instructor, walk leader) and some are more on call (driver, special events).  If you have any questions, please feel free to call Carol at (206) 849-6564 or email

Program Contacts

Carol Baxter-Clubine
Interim Lifelong Rec Program Coordinator
Phone: (206) 849-6564

Northwest Seattle
Phone: (206) 233-7138
Cell:(206) 399-8561

Northeast Seattle
Robin Brannman, Rec Specialist
Phone: (206) 696-8252

Southeast Seattle
Phone: (206) 450-9522

Southwest Seattle
John Hasslinger, Rec Specialist
Phone: (206) 423-3988

Citywide Signature Programs

Outdoor Recreation/Sound Steps
(206) 618-4254

Dementia Friendly Recreation
& Rainbow Recreation
Tamara Keefe
(206) 615-0100

Our Partners

Shape Up! 50+

Lifelong Recreation is a proud partner with Shape Up King County.  Shape Up King County offers a $10 discount to new participants for any fitness class offered through Lifelong Recreation at the Bitter Lake and Loyal Heights Community Centers.  Enjoy getting involved with programs such as gentle yoga, body conditioning, tai chi, and more!  Call (206) 233-7138 for more information.

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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