50 Plus Programs

The opportunities are endless when you discover the programs available to you through the 50 Plus Program.  We laugh, we sing, we learn, we play, and we hope you'll join us soon!

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Cards & Games


Games: BINGO

BINGO!  Delight in food, prizes, fun and 12 games of bingo. Variety of prizes awarded including gift certificates.  Please pre-register at least one week in advance. Payment is required at time of registration. For the enjoyment of all participants, children are not permitted to attend 50 Plus Bingos. Cost of admission covers snacks and staff time to administer the bingo program. No additional charge for bingo. 

1 - 2 hr. session - $5 / $6 nonresidents, $6 / $7 nonresidents day-of registration; cost of admission covers food and staff time to administer the bingo program. No additional charge for bingo.

Johnson County Park & Recreation activities

14489   Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            Bah Humbug                           12/7      Tue       1:30 pm

16976  Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            Winter Paradise                    1/19      Wed      1:30 pm

16980  Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            Love Bugs                             2/16      Wed     1:30 pm

16984  Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            March Madness                    3/16      Wed      1:30 pm 

16987  Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            Earth Day                              4/20      Wed      1:30 pm

*Registration for classes starting after 1/1/22 will open on 11/22. 


Cards: Bridge Workshops
Become an in-demand partner with these bridge workshops. Fun and easy classes help you master a new subject each week. Purchase each workshop individually or take them all! Workshops include hands on instruction and handouts to take home.
1 - 1 ½ hr. session - $10 / $11 nonresidents 

14586   Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse      Defensive Signals                        12/9      Thu      6 pm


16909   Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse      Opening Leads                            1/13      Thu      6 pm 

16921   Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse      Defensive Signals                        2/10      Thu      6 pm 

17207   Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse      Advice Mother Never Told You     3/10      Thu      6 pm

17208   Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse      Care & Feeding of Partner           4/14      Thu      6 pm

*Registration for classes starting after 1/1/22 will open on 11/22. 


Games: Intro to Mah Jongg
Learn the basics of this classic tabletop game from an experienced instructor. Each player receives a current Mah Jongg card to take home.
4 - 2 hr. sessions - $47 / $51 nonresidents

16992  Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse          1/3   Mon   10 am

16995  Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse           3/7    Mon   10 am

16997  Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse           4/4    Mon    10 am

*Registration for classes starting after 1/1/22 will open on 11/22.


Mexican Train Dominoes

Mondays from 1 to 4 PM 

Hand and Foot

Tuesdays from 1 to 4 PM 

Progressive Bridge

Tuesdays from 5 to 7 PM POSTPONED 

Mah Jongg

Wednesdays from 1 to 4 PM 

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Enrichment, Special Interest & Technology


Performing Group Vocal: The Side By Side Experience

Looking for a way to sing and enjoy music with other performance lovers? This group of easy-going singers welcomes you to have fun with music regardless of your skill level. We offer weekly rehearsals with performances throughout the community during the month. Questions? Call (913) 826-2975. No class on April 15th.

12 - 2 hr. sessions - $14 / $15 nonresidents

15832      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            12/17      Fri      12:30 pm

17011      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            2/4      Fri      12:30 pm

 *Registration for classes starting after 1/1 will open on 11/22. 


Reading: Wanderlust Book Club 

Intertwine your love of travel and a good book with a travel-themed book club.  Each month enjoy the selected book from the list and conclude the month at the clubhouse with a group discussion on how it relates to your travel, and how it may inspire your wanderlust.

1- 1 hr. classes - $5 / $6 nonresidents      

Book List:

Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude by Stephanie Rosenbloom
14519      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            12/29      Wed      1:30 pm        

Still Life by Louise Penny

16932      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            1/25      Tue      2 pm

We Came, We Saw, We Left by Charles Wheelan

16933      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            2/22      Tue      2 pm

Bicycling with Butterflies by Sarah Dykman

16934      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            3/29      Tue      2 pm

The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner

16938      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            4/26      Tue      2 pm

*Registration for classes starting after 1/1 will open on 11/22.


Special Interest: Powerful Tools for Caregivers
This five-week course is designed to help the family caregiver (no professional caregivers, please). Learn how to take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend. Benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, or someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Presented by K-State Extension Office. Virtual option available.
6 - 1 1/2 hr. classes - FREE

16975      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            2/25      Fri      10:30 am

 *Registration for classes starting after 1/1 will open on 11/22.


Special Interest: Osher Institute - Lifelong Learning

Johnson County Park and Recreation District, in partnership with The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas, are pleased to bring you a collection of courses designed for adult learners. Select from the opportunities below to create your own program of personal development. No homework. No tests. No pressure. It’s just learning for the joy of it.

Osher Institute:  Woodstock at 50
Rock music during the 1967-69 countercultural era started with the Summer of Love and ended tragically just two years later. We will explore cultural and political events of the time from the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, through the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, and ending at the Altamont Speedway Festival. While Monterey introduced the world to many soon-to-be famous performers, Woodstock gave its name to a generation, and Altamont brought the era of love and trust to a sad end. Join the conversation as we recall this seminal time in American history. Steve Lopes is a retired union organizer for the Kansas National Education Association who likes music. On Aug. 15, 1969, he was a college administrator from Boston getting soaked in the rain at a White Lake, N.Y., alfalfa field.
3 - 2 hr. classes - $50

16993      MBPC            1/27      Thu      2 pm 

*Registration for classes starting after 1/1 will open on 11/22.


Special Interest: Aging Mastery Program (AMP)
The ten-session program combines goal setting, daily practices, and peer support to help participants make meaningful changes in their lives. Central to the AMP philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results and that people can be empowered to cultivate health and longevity. Each session is led by a trained facilitator who guides participants through activities and discussions. The National Council on Aging provides researched content presented by subject matter experts. Time for questions and answers in every session provides further opportunity for participants to gain new insights.
10 - 1 1/2 hr. sessions - $60 / $66 nonresidents

16961      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            2/24      Thu      9:30 am

 *Registration for classes starting after 1/1 will open on 11/22.


Special Interest: Pruning Evergreens
How, when, where, what, and why!  We struggle with how to make one of the most important shrubs in trees show off in the landscape.  Come learn the tools to be more successful in pruning.  Presented by K-State Extension.
1 - 1 1/2 hr. class - FREE

16978      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            2/25      Fri      12:30 pm

 *Registration for classes starting after 1/1 will open on 11/22.


Special Interest: Bee Organized
Who are you in relation to your STUFF? Professionals from Bee Organized, will break down why we buy, why we keep...and, why it is hard to stay organized.  Walk away with a better understanding of the complex relationship with belongings, and unique tips, tricks, and tweaks that will help get and stay organized.
1 - 1 hr. session - $25 / $27 nonresident

16966      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            3/25      Fri      12:30 pm

 *Registration for classes starting after 1/1 will open on 11/22.


Special Interest: Hydrangeas for Your Garden
One of the most popular and misunderstood shrubs in the landscape.  We will cover everything for success -   from which species are best for you and how to care ensuring the beauty you desire. Presented by K-State Extension Office.
1 - 1 hr. session - FREE

16966      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            3/25      Fri      12:30 pm

 *Registration for classes starting after 1/1 will open on 11/22.


Special Interest: Herb Planters
Get creative and hands on while designing a planter to spruce up your porch or deck.  Herbs, pot, and soil included.
1 - 1 hr. session - $38 / $41 nonresidents

16962      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            4/1      Fri      10 am

 *Registration for classes starting after 1/1 will open on 11/22.


Special Interest: Tree Hugger's Unite
Trees play a vital role in our everyday lives.  This program will cover the value that trees provide, as well as selecting the right trees for your property.  We will also introduce you to the basics of tree identification, pruning, and planting.  We will plant a tree within Meadowbrook Park during the class.
1 - 1 1/2 hr. session - $8 / $9 nonresidents

17114      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            4/5      Fri      1 pm

 *Registration for classes starting after 1/1 will open on 11/22.


Special Interest: Bagel and Birds
Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse and Ernie Miller Nature Center are excited about birds and want to expand your bird knowledge! During this presentation you will learn information about different kinds of birds and enjoy a bagel and juice while listening!
1 - 1 hr. session - $15 / $17 nonresident

17277      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            4/13      Wed      10 am

 *Registration for classes starting after 1/1 will open on 11/22.

 

Special Interest: Spring Planter
Get creative and hands on while designing a planter to spruce up your porch or deck. Plants, pot, and soil included
1 - 1 hr. class- $38 / $41 nonresidents

16982      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse         4/29      Fri      10 am

 *Registration for classes starting after 1/1 will open on 11/22.

Dance: Social - Tea Dance
Dance the afternoon away with KC Swing! Enjoy live music from the big band era at our weekly tea dance. Individuals and couples welcome. No dance April 1 & 15.
1 - 2 hr. dance - $5 pay at the door

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            Fridays      2 pm - Starting 1/7/22 the dance will begin at 1 pm!

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Health & Wellness


Tai Chi: Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Arthritis differs from a non arthritis specific Tai Chi class in that the movements stay closer to the mid line of the body to help with balance.  Similarly it offers the same slow and graceful exercise that has been proven to improve balance, reduce stress and offer arthritis pain relief.  All experience levels welcome in this course.  Classes are on-going, start at anytime.  No class, Monday, 9/6.

1 - 45 min. workout - $3 pay at the door

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse (Advanced)           Mon 1 pm 

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse (Intermediate)       Mon 2 pm

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse (Beginning)           Mon 3 pm


Yoga: Restorative Yoga
 
Slow, still style of yoga that involves long, passive holds in a series of 4-6 restful poses. Yogis are often supported by props to enhance or deepen their experience and achieve a state of total relaxation and release.

1 -  50 min. session - $10 / $11 nonresidents

14583      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            12/16      Thu      6 pm


Exercise: Classical Stretch
Classical Stretch, or Essentrics, is a dynamic, full-body workout that simultaneously combines stretching and strengthening, while engaging all 650 muscles. Perfect for all ages. Participants need to bring a yoga mat, large towel, and water. No class on 1/17.
6- 50 min. sessions - $48/ $53 nonresidents

17042      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            1/3      Mon      5 pm

*Registration for classes beginning after 1/1 will open on Monday, 11/22.


Yoga:  Chair Yoga 

Take yoga off the mat and onto the chair, incorporating breathing with movement while retaining all the benefits of yoga easily from a chair.  Experience standing balance poses using the chair for support as needed. 

7 - 50 min. sessions - $56 / $62 nonresidents

17018      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            1/4      Tue      10:30 am

17021      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            1/6       Thu      10:30 am

6 - 50 min. sessions - $48/ $53 nonresidents

17030      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            2/22      Tue      10:30 am

17032      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            2/24      Thu      10:30 am

6- 50 min. sessions - $48/ $53 nonresidents

17033      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            4/5      Tue      10:30 am

17035      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            4/7      Thu      10:30 am

*Registration for classes beginning after 1/1 will open on Monday, 11/22.


Yoga:  Chair Yoga - Virtual

Take yoga off the mat and onto the chair, incorporating breathing with movement while retaining all the benefits of yoga. Use the chair for support if needed during standing poses. If you are unable to attend class at the scheduled time, you can request a link to watch the recorded class within seven days.                 

7 - 50 min. sessions - $56 / $62 nonresidents

17037      Virtual Program            1/4      Tue      9:30 am

6 - 50 min. sessions - $48 / $53 nonresidents

17039      Virtual Program            2/22      Tue      9:30 am

6- 50 min. sessions - $48 / $53 nonresidents

17040      Virtual Program            4/5      Tue      9:30 am

*Registration for classes beginning after 1/1 will open on Monday, 11/22.


Yoga: Gentle Yoga
LOW INTENSITY: Gentle Yoga is performed at a slower pace, with less intense positions, and includes extended time for meditation, yogic breath work, and relaxation.
7 - 50 min. sessions - $56/ $62 nonresidents

17054      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            1/5      Wed      3 pm

6 - 50 min. sessions - $$48/ $53 nonresidents

17048      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            2/23      Wed      3 pm

6 - 50 min. sessions - $48/ $53 nonresidents

17051      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            4/6      Wed      3 pm

*Registration for classes beginning after 1/1 will open on Monday, 11/22.


Exercise: The Meadowbrook Walkers
Meet new people, catch up with old friends, and feel great being active at the same time! Meet at Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse for coffee and end with a 30-minute walk!
4 - 50 min. sessions - $3 / $4 nonresidents

17059      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            3/3      Thu      9 am

17060      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            4/7      Thu      9 am

*Registration for classes beginning after 1/1 will open on Monday, 11/22.


Exercise:  Virtual Strength and Stretching

A stretching and strengthening class designed to increase strength and range of motion helping with activities of daily living. This class will take place on Zoom every Thursday. If you are unable to attend class at the scheduled time, you can request a link to watch the recorded class within seven days.         

7 - 50 min. sessions - $56 / $62 nonresidents

17056      Virtual            1/6      Thu      11:30 am

6 - 50 min. sessions - $48 / $53 nonresidents

17057      Virtual            2/24      Thu      11:30 am

6 - 50 min. sessions - $48 / $53 nonresidents

17058      Virtual            4/7      Thu      11:30 am

*Registration for classes beginning after 1/1 will open on Monday, 11/22.


Exercise: All About Ball
LOW INTENSITY: Enjoy a fun class designed to teach you how to do new fitness ball exercises.  Class will focus on balance, core, strength, and drums alive cardio.  *Some exercises will take place on the floor. Equipment provided.  
6 - 50 min. sessions - $48 / $53 nonresidents

17015      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            4/8      Fri      9 am

*Registration for classes beginning after 1/1 will open on Monday, 11/22.

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Pickleball


Beginner Pickleball 101

Learn all things pickleball!   Class will cover terminology, rules, basic hits, serves and more!  Bring your own paddle. 

4 - 1 1/2 hr. lesson - $45 / $51 nonresidents

17099      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            Monday      4/4      10 am

17100      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            Monday      4/4      11:30 am

17102      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            Thursday      4/7      7 pm

Pickleball: Meadowbrook Park Outdoor Pickleball Fall Leagues (Ages 18 & Older)

Doubles gender and mixed convenience league for beginning, intermediate and advanced players. Players will schedule their own matches during assigned weeks. Register by visiting the pickleball webpage jcprd.com/Pickleball. For questions, contact (913) 826-2975.

$35 per player, per division

14596         Meadowbrook Park                             9/12     Sun        7 am

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