Apex Active Adult Programs

Join Apex’s Active Adult programs to stay active. Below is a sampling of upcoming programs, but you can stay updated on all the latest offerings by visiting the website at ApexPRD.org. The following activities are all hosted at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada.

Art for the Young at Heart Art Show

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 9, 4-6 p.m.

Show dates: February 7- March 16

Enjoy the colorful creations of artists age 50+ and local school children. Adult entries ($8) due by Feb. 2. Sponsored by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

Family Art

Thursday, February 3 & 10, 5-6 p.m.

Explore fun and easy projects that the whole family can enjoy creating. $12 material fee per person payable to the instructor. Register in advance, $17 ($20 non-res.) per family member.

Tuesday Painting

Tuesday, February 1-22, 12:30-3 p.m.

Explore your artistic journey in a creative and supportive studio setting. Bring your own supplies for the medium of your choice. Beginners welcome. Register in advance, $41 ($49 non-res.).

Nutrition – Health Takes Guts

Mondays, February 7-28, 6-7 p.m.

Did you know that roughly 70% of the body’s immune system is in the gut? Delve into the importance of gut health! Each class includes a cooking demonstration and sample of a gut-loving concoction. Register in advance, $115 ($125 non-res.).

Active Adult – Valentine Cheer Bag

Treat yourself or someone you love to a bag of Valentine wishes. Sweet treats, word finds, and other simple gifts will be included. Order your bag(s) by February 3, then drive by the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., either Thursday or Friday, February 10 or 11 between 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. to collect your treasure. Register in advance, $7 ($8 non-res.).

Ed. Talk: Behind the Scenes with Arvada Police

Monday, February 28, 6-6:45 p.m.

Our family-friendly educational talk hosts Edward Brady, Deputy Chief of the Arvada Police Department. The TV is filled with all kinds of police shows, but what really happens at the local level? How has policing changed over the years? Bring your own kid-friendly questions. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee is per person. Register in advance, $5 ($6 non-res.).

Go for the Gold

Friday, February 18

In celebration of the Winter Olympics, the Apex Annual Active Adult sponsors including Iora Primary Care, Brookdale, Gardens at St. Elizabeth, Mountain Vista Senior Living, Humana, Integrity Insurance, Optimal Aging Medicare Solutions, and Kaiser Permanente have been invited to host a table and encourage you to try a winter-themed game to win simple prizes. They will also have valuable information on the resources they provide to keep you active and healthy. Drop by between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Free.


Pending snow conditions be prepared to hike or snowshoe. Hikes/snowshoe are easy to moderate, and fee includes transportation and leader. Register in advance, $25 ($35 non-res.) per trip.

Caribou RanchWednesday, February 2, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Caribou Ranch, near Nederland, is approximately 2.4 miles with 300’ elevation gain. 

Wild BasinWednesday, February 16, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wild Basin, near Estes Park, is approximately 3 miles with 300’ elevation gain. 

50+ Spelling Bee

Thursday, March 31, 1-3 p.m.

Here’s a fun way to exercise your mind! Compete with spelling whizzes in the 50+ Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Apex Annual Active Adult sponsors. Prizes and refreshments included. Contestants must be 50 and over and register by March 25. Register in advance, contestants are $5 ($6 non-res.), spectators are free.

Check Out ApexPRD.org

Visit Apex’s website, ApexPRD.org, for virtual classes, warm water wellness pool, pickleball, and much more. Some of the new and/or returning offerings include Stained Glass, Line Dance, Therapeutic T’ai Chi, Nutrition, Yoga, and Art.

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