Activities and resources for older adults in Lexington

People standing in the doorway of an art exhibit next to a sign that says "The Lexington Senior Center Bell House Painters"

“The Bell House Painters” exhibit will be on display until Friday, March 29. | Photo by Amy Wallot

One of The Loudoun House’s current exhibits features work from The Lexington Senior Center Bell House Painters. This post, along with the multiple asks we’ve received from our readers, got us thinking — what activities in our community are available for adults 60+?

The city provides places for older adults to connect through programs and services at four locations around Lexington. Think: Educational activities, fitness classes, and resource assistance. All Fayette County residents ages 60+ are eligible to participate.

The exterior of Lexington Senior Center a metal and stone modern looking building with plants around the sign.

So much room for activities at the Lexington Senior Center. | Photo by LEXtoday

Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Ln.

Serving as the main campus for older adult services, visitors can meet with social workers to learn about available assistance programs + nutrition support. Registration opens Tuesday, March 5 for a 7-week series of activities including pottery, storytelling, piano, and watercolor. Register in person or find directions for online registration on page 12 of the February newsletter.

You can also find:

  • Weekly fitness classes including meditation, walking, aerobics, and yoga.
  • Community + educational resources like tax prep, technology help, and aging support groups.

Bell House senior programs, 545 Sayre Ave.

Located in the heart of the Bell Court neighborhood, this satellite location is a home away from home offering fitness + creative classes and social engagement five days a week.

  • Book and bridge clubs
  • Bell House Troubadours singing group
  • Open art studio + Tai Chi for arthritis
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The Charles Young Center celebrated 10 years of senior programs in 2023. | Photo by Amy Wallot


Charles Young Center senior programs, 540 E. Third St.

This downtown satellite center offers physical and social enrichment opportunities on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, including:

  • Line dancing, chair yoga, and strength classes
  • Pickleball
  • Lectures and card games

Eldercrafters at the Black and Williams Center, 498 Georgetown St.

At this satellite campus, you’ll find all you need to keep the mind and body fresh, such as:

  • Community service projects like knitting, crocheting + sewing
  • Chair yoga, ceramics, jewelry making, and games
  • “Teen Talk,” an opportunity to chat with local teens about current events

All of these offerings are available thanks to the city. Do you have more recommendations? Let%20us%20know so we can share with our audience.