A variety of programs and activities are offered specifically for adult participants. These programs cover a wide range of opportunities to promote overall wellbeing through healthy eating, active living and social interaction. Please browse the information below and check out our activity guide by clicking on the link on the left side of the page.
Cooking ClassesSpinach & Cheese Stuffed Shells with Pumpkin Bread Pudding for Dessert For ages 30+. Let’s eat well with low calorie spinach and cheese stuffed shells. Stuffed shells are filled with spinach, sautéed onions, and part skim ricotta. It is topped with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese. Along with the meal, you will earn how to make a fall favorite dessert, Pumpkin Bread Pudding (low fat of course). All ingredients and supplies will be provided. No previous experience required. Tue, Oct 20, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. HCC Meeting Room. $10. Registration ends Oct 12. Cream of Turkey & Wild Rice Soup with Golden Apple Crisp Custard For ages 30+. Do you want to try something different with turkey? In this cooking class, you will learn how to make Cream of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup. This is a healthy twist on a classic creamy turkey and wild rice soup and it’s not complete without crisp romaine salad and whole-grain bread. For dessert you will learn how to make a low fat version of Apple Crips Custard. All ingredients and supplies will be provided. No previous experience required. Tue, Nov 17, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. HCC Meeting Room. $10. Registration ends Nov 9. Jack Quesadillas & Cranberry Salsa with Eggnog Cupcakes & Eggnog Buttercream for Dessert For ages 30+. Try a new twist on appetizers. Learn how to make low calorie Jack Quesadillas with Cranberry Salsa using turkey and Monterey Jack cheese and jalapeno peppers (or without the peppers). After your appetizers, you will be ready for dessert. You will learn how to create Eggnog Cupcakes with Whipped Eggnog Buttercream. All ingredients and supplies will be provided. No previous experience required. Tue, Dec 15, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. HCC Meeting Room. $10. Registration ends Dec 7.
EventsFall Festival of Colors and a Healthier You For ages 50+. Celebrate fall colors with a tea party like no other! Tables, food, clothing and tea will all revolve around a theme of fall colors. The Alzheimer’s Association will give a presentation on how to optimize your physical and cognitive health as you age. Please bring a dish to share. Wed, Oct 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. HCC Meeting Room. Free. Registration ends Oct 16. Thanksgiving Luncheon For ages 50+. Celebrate and give thanks this season. We will be serving turkey, ham, stuffing, and beverages. Please bring your favorite side dish to share. Saxophone music will be performed by Mr. Kitchen. Thu, Nov 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. HCC Meeting Room/Gym. $5 and a covered dish to share. Registration ends Nov 9. Christmas Brunch and Dance For ages 50+. Celebrate Christmas this holiday season. Bring your friends, neighbors, and family and enjoy time together! Entertainment will be a musical trio performance by the Jack Winn-Tet band. Fri, Dec 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $7. Registration ends Dec 7.
Fitness and SportsPickleball For ages 18+. The sport of pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. The game is played on a badminton-sized court with a paddle and plastic whiffle ball. Test your reflexes without the physical stress of traditional racquet sports. No previous experience necessary. Equipment will be provided. Mon & Wed, 10 a.m.-noon. HCC Gym. Free with membership (daily fees apply). Arthritis Exercise Program For ages 50+. Are you looking for a better way to manage your arthritis pain? Join us for the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, a class designed to increase physical fitness without aggravating arthritic joints. Mon & Wed, Oct 28 -Dec 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m. No class on Nov 11. HCC Meeting Room. $5. Tai Chi For ages 50+. Are you looking for a better way to remain flexible or to manage your arthritis pain? Tai Chi, described as a moving meditation, will increase your flexibility and strength with minimal impact on joints and muscles. No previous experience necessary. Mon & Tue, Sep 14 – Oct 26, 5-6 p.m. No class on Oct 12. HCC Meeting Room. $5. Mon & Tue, Oct 27 – Dec 8, 5-6 p.m. HCC Meeting Room. $5. Silver Sneakers The Hopewell Community Center is a proud participant of the Healthways Silver Sneakers program. The program provides free facility memberships to individuals with health care coverage through participating health care providers. See the Hopewell Community Center page for additional details.
Brain GamesKings in the Corner For ages 50+. This card game is similar to solitaire and is very easy to learn. Challenge your friends to a battle of the brains! No previous experience required. Mon, noon-2 p.m. HCC. Free with membership (daily fees apply). Silver Sneakers eligible. PO-KE-NO For ages 50+. Po-ke-no is a combination of poker and bingo and is played like bingo. Learn and have fun with your friends with this interesting game. No previous experience required. Fri, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. HCC. Free with membership (daily fees apply). Silver Sneakers eligible.
Trips and ToursSouthern Kitchen For ages 50+. Come visit the “The Mouth of the South” in downtown Richmond. If you like southern food like fried fish, fried chicken, turkey wings, or pork chops, this is the place to visit. A riding tour through the Shockoe Slip will be included. Lunch is on your own. Tue, Nov 10. Departure time: 11 a.m. Return time: 2:30 p.m. Depart from HCC. $5 transportation fee. Registration ends Nov 2. Virginia’s “100 Miles of Lights” For ages 18+. Celebrate the holiday season with this popular Lights tour in Virginia Beach and Newport News! Add a perfect shopping stop, delicious dinner and more lights than you can imagine – and you have the ingredients for the perfect holiday tour! The first stop is in Williamsburg at Yankee Candle, the world’s largest candle store. Next, travel to Virginia Beach for early dinner at the Rockafeller’s Restaurant overlooking Rudee Inlet, followed by the Holiday of Lights of Virginia Beach, the largest grand illumination display on the Atlantic seaboard! On the way back home, stop in Newport News and experience Celebration In Lights, Virginia’s first drive through holiday lights event. Newport News Park will be transformed by over half a million individual lights creating animated holiday and fanciful scenes. Traditional holiday scenes include “Winter Wonderland” with penguins, skiers, and snowflakes and “Santa’s Enchanted Kingdom” with elves, toys, and Santa. Once returning to Richmond, see the city’s most famous holiday lights display at the James Center. Over a million lights and approximately a hundred reindeer figures decorate the outside of the James Center. Motor coach transportation included. Thu, Dec 10. Departure time: 12:30 p.m. Return time: 10 p.m. Depart from HCC. $104. Registration ends Nov 6.
ResourcesAARP Smart Driver Course For ages 50+. This is a new, redesigned course that covers research-based safety strategies for reducing the likelihood of having a crash as well as how medications, alcohol, and health-related issues may impact your driving ability. Advance registration is required. Registration fees will be collected the day of the class by the instructor. Mon, Nov 9, 9-5 p.m. HCC Craft Room. $15/AARP Member. $20/Non-member. Registration ends Nov 2. Hopewell Respite Care Group Program This is a community service program for residents of Hopewell, Prince George and surrounding areas ages 35 and above. Respite care gives eligible persons the opportunity to participate in meaningful recreational, educational, leisure and social activities in a safe environment with their peers. For respite application, please click here: Respite Care Program Application
The Hopewell Community Center provides daily van service in the Hopewell City area. We offer the service Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.. Please call 24 hours in advance to reserve your pick-up time. The van is available to transport you to doctor appointments or any other errand you may need to run. The fee for this service is .75 cents per stop with a limit of 3 stops per day. You must complete a transportation form and have it on file with us before you can ride the vans. Call 541-2353 for additional information.
Hopewell Congregate Meal Program We are now offering a congregate meal program on Wednesdays. We offer a free nutritious lunch at noon for persons 60 years of age and older who meet the Crater District Area Agency on Aging guidelines. Participants must complete an application/interview and be approved by CDAAA. Please contact Aaron Clay @ 541-2355 for additional information or Crater District Area on Aging Agency @ 804-732-7020.
Please click here for a Congregate Meal intake Application.