Active Adults

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 Classes

Chicken Broccoli Casserole and Banana Poke Cake
For ages 30+. In this class you will learn how to make a healthy Chicken Broccoli Casserole using brown rice.   For dessert you will learn how to make Banana Poke Cake. All ingredients and supplies will be provided. No previous experience required.
 
Tue, May 17, 10:30-1:30 p.m.
HCC Meeting Room. $10.  
Registration ends May 9.
 
Beef Stroganoff and Broccoli Salad
For ages 30+.   Learn how to make low fat Beef Stroganoff and a healthy Broccoli Salad. All ingredients and supplies will be provided. No previous experience required.
 
Tue, June 7, 10:30-1:30 p.m.
HCC Meeting Room. $10.
Registration ends May 30.
 
Unstuffed Cabbage and Fruit Salad
For ages 18+. Have you heard of unstuffed cabbage? Well, here is your chance to create a delicious casserole in a new way. For dessert, you will create a fresh summer fruit salad. All ingredients and supplies will be provided. A shopping trip to a local market is included with this program. Transportation provided.
 
Sat, July 16, 11-2 p.m.
HCC Meeting Room. $10.
Registration ends July 11.
 
Grilled Salmon and Cucumber Salad
For ages 18+. Fish is a healthy and delicious meal option. In this class, you will grill fresh salmon and create a lovely cucumber   salad using fresh ingredients. All supplies will be provided. A shopping trip to a local market is included with this program. Transportation provided.
 
Sat, Aug 20, 11-2 p.m.
HCC Meeting Room. $10.
Registration ends Aug 15.
 

Cognitive Exercise

Dominoes
For ages 50+. This popular, multi-player domino game is fun and easy to learn.   No previous experience required.
 
Thu, 12:30-5 p.m.
HCC. Free with membership (daily fees apply) or Silver Sneakers membership.
 
Kings 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) or Silver Sneakers membership.
 
Grandparents’ Day-LEGO®Workshop
For ages 8+. Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through an engineer-designed project such as the arch bridges, skyscrapers, or the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.
 
Sat, July 9, 10-noon.
HCC Meeting Room. $27.
Each additional person is $5.
Registration ends July 1.
 

Lunch and Lecture Series

Skin Care and Cancer Prevention
For ages 50+. Come out and learn about skin care and cancer prevention. Bring your favorite side dish. The main course will be provided. Sponsored by Riverview on the Appomattox.
 
Wed, May 25, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
HCC Meeting Room. Free.
Registration ends May 18.
 
Internet Safety and Fraud Protection
For ages 50+. Learn what to out for when it comes to the internet as well as the signs of fraud. Bring your favorite side dish. The main course will be provided. Sponsored by Riverview on the Appomattox.
 
Wed, June 22, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
HCC Meeting Room. Free.
Registration ends June 15.

 

Fitness and Sports

Pickleball
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).
 
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.
 

Trips and Tours

Lowery’s Seafood Restaurant
For ages 18+. Take a trip to Lowery’s Seafood Restaurant in the heart of Tappahannock, VA! This landmark restaurant serves up a variety of delicious meals including crab cakes and fresh, local  oysters. A lunch buffet is also available. Lunch is on your own. Transportation provided.
 
Mon, May 16.
Departure time: 10 a.m. Return time: 3:30 p.m.
HCC. $5 transportation fee. Registration ends May 9.
 
Smithfield Station
For ages 18+. Join us as we have lunch at Smithfield Station and walk and shop on Main Street in Smithfield, VA. The quaint shops and stores along Smithfield’s historic Main Street offer a variety of unique items. Lunch is on your own. Transportation provided.
 
Tue, June 28
Departure time: 10:30 a.m. Return time: 5 p.m.
HCC. $5 transportation fee. Registration ends Jun e 21.
 
Virginia Diner
For ages 18+. Lets take a ride to the country side and have lunch at the Virginia Diner! This popular destination is famous for its peanuts and southern home-cooking. Popular menu items include fried chicken and BBQ pulled pork. Lunch is on your own.  Transportation provided.
 
Tue, July 12
Departure time: 10:30 a.m. Return time: 2:30 p.m.
HCC. $5 transportation fee. Registration ends July 1.

*Unless otherwise noted, transportation for trips and tours is provided by the department of Recreation and Parks via 15-passenger van. Accessibility for persons with mobility limitations will be available. Some tours require significant walking. Please contact Aaron Clay for additional information by calling (804) 541-2353.

 

Resources

AARP 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, June 6, 9-5 p.m.
HCC Craft Room. $15/AARP Member. $20/Non-member. 
Registration ends June 1.
 
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

Transportation Services

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.

Transportation Application

         Transportation Program 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 click here for a Congregate Meal intake Application.

For additional information, please contact Aaron Clay at (804) 541-2353 or at aclay@hopewellva.gov.