The Recreation & Parks Department works closely with other organizations to understand and provide leisure, recreation and athletic opportunities for all citizens. Many programs and classes are adaptable for mature residents opportunities for participation in activities. Some programs and activities specifically for seniors promote fitness and overall well-being.
These include aquatics, table tennis and access to the Senior Games-a type of senior olympics. For a year round, low impact workout, aquatic fitness is very popular. Staff also work with the Seniors/Senior Olympics program to help promote physical well-being, and healthy active lifestyles for adults aged 50 plus. These adults compete with vigor in eighteen different sporting events each year during Senior Games trials and finals.

 

 

Joy Mixers

Ages: 50+

@ Northside Lions Club Community Center

Card players meet for a day of fellowship. Bring your lunch.

Call Linda Kauffman at 425-8614 for more information.

Every Monday 9:30 AM-3:00 PM (except holidays)

Fee: Free

 

 

Joy Mixers

Ages: 50+

@ South Jackson Community Center

Activities include games, card games, table tennis, and special programs.

Call Linda or Peggy to find out more and to get updates on program changes.

Thursdays 9:30 AM-3:00 PM

Fee: Free

 

 

Golden circle opry

Ages: Open

@ South Jackson Community Center

Our final two shows for our 20th season are upon us. Join us for a variety of bluegrass, gospel and old time country music. Bring the family for a night of entertainment.  Concessions provided by the Southwest TN Senior Olympics District.

Saturday, Nov,9  Dec.14, 2019  5:00 PM

Saturday, Jan11, Feb 8, Mar. 14 2020  5:00 PM

Fee: $5.00 donation at the door

 

 Cornhole

 

Ages:  Open

@ South Jackson Community Center

 A game anyone can play.  Lots of fun, singles and doubles play!

First to 21 wins! ACO and TN State Senior Olympics rules used as guidelines.

Boards and bags provided. 

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM, for more information call 425-8614.

 

Pickleball

Ages:  50+ (any age welcome to join us)

South Jackson Community Center.

One of the fastest growing sports.    Our group is made up of Senior Olympian participants who are working on their skills.  Don’t know how to play, we will teach you.  Paddles and balls provided or you may use your own paddles.  Played indoors yearly.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays        9:00 AM-NOON                     

Free

Call Linda at 425-8614 for more information and to get on our mailing list.

 

 

TENNESSEE STATE SENIOR OLYMPICS

 

The 2020 Tennessee State Senior Olympics will be held in June in Williamson County.  2020 is a qualifying year the 2021 National Senior Games.  Registration for the state will open in March. To get the latest updates on Tennessee State Senior Olympics check their website: www.tnseniorolympics.com.  If you have never participated in a Senior Olympics event you may still be eligible to go straight to the state event this year, please call to find out how you can qualify.  Call us if your mailing address has changed recently.

 

Eligibility requirement:  Must be 50 by December 31, 2020.

 

Call Linda Kauffman at 425-8614 or email southjacksoncenter@cityofjackson.net for more information.

 

 

Information on SW TN District events will be mailed out in July with the event being held August 19-30.  Deadline to register will be August 2. The fall events will qualify you to participate in the 2020 Tennessee State Olympics.

Call Linda at 425-8614 for more information and to get on our mailing list.