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: 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 - $53 / $58 nonresidents

33992     MBPC          1/22        Mon         10 am - FULL

33993     MBPC          2/26        Mon         10 am FULL

33994     MBPC          3/25        Mon         10 am FULL

33995     MBPC          4/22        Mon         10 am - FULL


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 - $6 / $7 nonresidents 

33982        MBPC          Superheroes         2/22            Thu        1:30 pm - FULL

33987        MBPC          Rock N’ Roll           3/14            Thu        1:30pm - FULL

33988        MBPC          Arbor Day              4/11            Thu        1:30 pm


Card & Game Drop-In Groups

Play with friends and make new ones participating in these fun weekly groups! Suggested fee for all groups is $1 per person. Programs are listed by location abbreviation.  

Mexican Train Dominoes
Mondays from 1 to 4 PM 

Hand and Foot

Tuesdays from 1 to 4 PM 

Mah Jongg

Wednesdays from 1 to 4 PM

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 Enrichment, Special Interest & Technology

                                            

Gardening: Gardening with a Master Gardener (Virtual)

What is this plant?  How do I grow or do this?  What should I put in my garden?  So many questions and no one to ask until now.  Join the K-State Extension Office on a variety of gardening topics and be free to discuss your gardening questions with a Master Gardener. 

1 - 1 hr. class – FREE

33711      Native Garden Maintenance                                    3/5         Tue        2 pm

When should I clean the garden without interrupting the lifecycle of the pollinators that make a home in those garden litters?  Often a confusing subject but need not be.  We'll cover this topic so it will become commonsensical to you going forward.

33712      Summer Bulbs                                                              4/2         Tue        2 pm

Glorious florist-quality flowers can be grown in your home garden. Come learn how to grow these summer beauties.


Special Interest: Be in the Know…Alzheimer’s and Dementia 

Learn how to recognize common signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia; how to approach someone about memory concerns; importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis. Presentations by Alzheimer’s Association

1 - 1 hr. class- Free      

33718      MBPC   Know the 10 Signs                                                   3/6            Wed           2 pm

Learn about typical age-related brain changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer's, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of early diagnosis and the diagnostic process.

33719      MBPC   Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia          4/3            Wed           2 pm

Learn about the impact of Alzheimer's, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, as well as stages of the disease, risk factors, current research, treatments, Alzheimer's Association resources and programs.


Special Interest: Coffee & Critters

NEW! Meet live animals and hear their fascinating stories. Light refreshments will be provided. Program presented by Ernie Miller Nature Center. 

1 - 1 hr. session - $15 / $16 nonresidents

33721      MBPC         Be My Owlentine               2/15         Thu         2 pm

33722      MBPC         Black Footed Ferret           4/4           Thu         2 pm


Special Interest: Planetarium – The Apollo Missions

NEW! Join us for an immersive look back at the Apollo Missions that first brought mankind to a world beyond the Earth. We will end our program with a virtual trip to the moon and a look at the landing sites and interesting geologic features of the lunar surface. Will need to step over about 6 inches through a zipper in the planetarium and stay in a chair in the planetarium for 45 min. If accommodations need to be made, please contact us ahead of time. Program presented by Ernie Miller Nature Center.

1 - 1 hr. session - $15 / $16 nonresidents

33723      MBPC         2/20         Tue         1 pm


Gardening: Succulent Oasis

Get creative and hands on while designing a planter to spruce up your porch or deck. Class is led by Meadowbrook Park Landscape Specialist. Pot, soil, and flowers included. 

1 - 1 hr. class - $45 / $50 nonresidents

33713      MBPC         2/21         Wed         10:30 am


Gardening: Pizza Planters (Windowsill Herbs) 

NEW! Kitchen windowsill herbs bring fresh flavors to anything you cook. Rosemary, basil, thyme,and others grow especially well on a windowsill. Come plant and take home your own herbs to create your windowsill garden. Class is led by Meadowbrook Park Landscape Specialist. Supplies are included.   

1 - 1 hr. class - $45 / $50 nonresidents

33714      MBPC         3/6         Wed         10:30 am


Special Event: Spring Tea Party

Come enjoy a delightful and heartwarming afternoon tea party. Gather to share stories, enjoy delicious tea and treats, and create a lasting memory! Teacups provided.

1 – 1.5 hr. event - $16 / $17 nonresidents         

33852      MBPC         3/21         Thu         1:30 pm


Special Interest: Wits Workout

You are never too young or old to get started training your brain. Participants will take part in interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory. A session will consist of a pen and paper activity and an educational topic on memory, brain health, or health and wellness. Program presented by K-State Extension. 
1 - 1.5 hr. class - $5 / $6 nonresidents

33727      MBPC         3/26          Tue         1 pm 


Special Interest: Lunch & Learn-Vibrant India

Experience a taste of Indian culture with a lively performance and presentation by the Indian Association of Kansas City. Enjoy a flavorful Indian lunch before the presentation. Immerse yourself deeper into the culture and join 50 Plus as we journey to India in November of 2024. Sign up date is 4/5/24. The presenters for this event will be on-site. 

1- 1.5 hr. class- $39 / $43 nonresidents

33906      MBPC         3/27         Wed         Noon  


Special Interest: Powerful Foods for Fighting Chronic Disease

Our daily food choices can have a profound effect on either preventing or improving chronic disease, like obesity, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis, and their associated symptoms. Presentation can be tailored for specific disease upon request. Program presented by K-State Extension. 
1 - 1 hr. class - $5 / $6 nonresidents

33724      MBPC         4/18         Thu         1 pm 


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.
1 - 2 hr. dance - $5 pay at the door

MBPC     Fridays        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

MBPC (Beginner)             Mon      12 pm

MBPC (Advanced)           Mon      1 pm 

MBPC (Intermediate)       Mon      2 pm


Exercise: Classical Stretch 

LOW INTENSITY: 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. 

5 - 50 min. sessions - $40 / $44 nonresidents

33697        MBPC            1/8          Mon         5 pm

No class on 1/15.

33698        MBPC            2/26        Mon         5 pm

33699        MBPC             4/1         Mon         5 pm

                      

Exercise: 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.

4 - 50 min. sessions- $32 / $35 nonresidents

33694        MBPC            2/6           Tue           9 am

33695        MBPC            3/5           Tue           9 am

5 - 50 min. sessions - $40 / $44 nonresidents

33696        MBPC            4/2           Tue           9 am


Exercise: Ageless Lifters

LOW INTENSITY: Engage each muscle group in your body. This full body workout is achieved through high repetition sets and strength training exercises. This class uses dumbbells and body weight exercises. 

4 - 50 min. sessions - $32 / $35 nonresidents

33705        MBPC            3/12          Tue           2 pm

3 - 50 min. sessions - $24 / $26 nonresidents

33706        MBPC            2/6            Tue           2 pm 

33707        MBPC            4/9            Tue           2 pm

 

Exercise: Chair Yoga 

LOW INTENSITY: Take yoga off the mat and onto the chair, incorporating breathing with movement while retaining all the benefits of yoga easily from a chair.  Standing balance poses may use the chair for support as needed. Option to attend in person or watch live via Zoom. Beginners are welcome.  

4 - 50 min. sessions - $32 / $35 nonresidents      

33701        MBPC            2/8            Thu         10:30 am - FULL

33702        MBPC            3/7            Thu         10:30 am

33703        MBPC            4/4            Thu         10:30 am

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Pickleball

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Special Events (All Ages)


Family Fun: Family Adventure Quest (All Ages)

NEW! Get ready for adventure at Meadowbrook Park. This thrilling event is designed to ignite your sense of adventure, teamwork, and outdoor exploration. Use clues to solve puzzles throughout the park. Pizza and dessert included. 

1 - 2 hr. event - $12 / $13 nonresidents; per person / 20% discount after 3rd family member

33957        MBPC            4/5           Fri         5:30 pm

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