Senior Activities


Southfield Adult Recreation Center 50+ Activities

The Southfield Adult Recreation Center 50+ is committed to helping Southfield seniors get and stay active, physically and mentally, through a number of classes, monthly programs and trip opportunities. For more details on senior activities you can download our quarterly newsletter The Southfield Scribe April-June (pdf), call us at (248) 796-4650, or e-mail

Some monthly activities at the Center include:

Day Trips
Some of the most popular day trips offered by the Adult Recreation Center 50+ are the Monthly Casino Trips. Participants are able to spend the day at one of the area casinos and, in some cases, enjoy special packages from the casino including slot play and/or food vouchers. (Please note that casino packages are subject to change without prior notice.)

Trips are also taken to various events or locations throughout the area including trips to music programs such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, museums or other points of interest. Registration is limited for all day trips and all participants must have proper picture I.D. with them on the trip.

Flyers with further details regarding day trips and other Adult Recreation Center 50+ events are available at the Parks & Recreation Building. The Adult Recreation Center 50+ offices at the Parks & Recreation Building are open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All trips depart from the Parks & Recreation Building located at 26000 Evergreen Road, unless otherwise noted. A bus may be requested to pick up off-site if there are five or more passengers. Off-site bus pick up registration must be completed two weeks in advance. We reserve the right to deny access to any applicants we deem unable to follow the trip guidelines.

Dining Out
Visit area restaurants for an enjoyable dinner with friends. Transportation cost is $5 (unless otherwise noted); participants pay for their food and tip separately.

Shop Till You Drop
These monthly trips to area shopping malls fill up fast so be sure to reserve your space today! The bus departs from the Parks & Recreation Building on the first Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. and usually returns around 2:30 p.m. That leaves you with at least a couple of hours to hit the sales! Transportation cost is $5 unless otherwise noted.

Clubs and support groups include:

  • American Association of Retired Persons (#3483 meetings) meet on 2nd Thursday of the month (March-December) in Room 115 of the P&R Building.
  • Bridge Club meets at the P&R Building on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Dominoes Club meets on Wednesday afternoons from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the P&R Building
  • Quilting Club meets at the 1854 Church at the Burgh Historical Park on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Red Hats Ladies meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-3 p.m. at the P&R Building
  • The Ban-Joe's of Michigan hold open practices on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the 1854 Church at the Burgh Historical Park.
  • Bid Whist is played on Wednesday afternoons at the 1854 Church at the Burgh Historical Park from 2-6 p.m.
  • The Photo Guild meets at 7:30 p.m. on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Mondays of every month, September through May, in the 1854 Church at the Burgh Historical Park.

Staying Active With Parks & Recreation

The City of Southfield offers a variety of programs for seniors that will help you stay active. Programs are offered at many sites throughout the city and include bounce volleyball, tennis, softball, golf, tai chi, water exercise, and line dancing. Programs are open to all residents (and non-residents) age 50 and over unless otherwise noted. To view current offerings, please download the Spring/Summer 2016 P&R Activities Guide (pdf) here.

For more information on specific classes, please call the Adult Recreation Center 50+ at (248) 796-4650 or e-mail

Beech Woods Recreation & Wellness Center
The Beech Woods Recreation Center is located at 22200 Beech Road. You can contact the office at (248) 796-4670. 

Senior Sport Drop-In
Please sign in and pay at the Beech Woods Recreation Center front desk to receive your wristband for the day. For more information, please call (248) 796-4670.

$1/Day/Resident $3/Day/Non-Resident Mon.-Fri.  Sept. 8 - May 27

Join us for Pickleball, the new up-and-coming racquet sport!! Pickleball is played on a badminton court with a paddle and whiffle ball and can be played at your own pace. Partners will be determined each week. All skill levels welcome. Racquets and balls available to use on site.
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Senior Bounce Volleyball Practice
The game is played by standard volleyball rules except that the ball can bounce once before you hit it. Drop-in Bounce Volleyball will be canceled by 10:30 AM each day if there is not a minimum of 6 players present. 
Monday & Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Senior Indoor Tennis
If you are looking for a fun morning playing tennis and meeting new people, this is the program for you! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, you will find a match that is right for you. 
Wed., Thur., Fri. 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM