Programs for Ages 50+

Designed to keep ages 50+ and all adults with a disability actively engaged in the community, these programs serve those seeking opportunity to become involved and stay connected.

Bloomington offers a unique opportunity for those who are 50+ participants and want to be involved and leaders in the planning, developing and implementing of activities and programs. 


  • Activity Calendar will be available once in-person activities resume

Arts and Crafts

Art Classes

Offered in partnership with Artistry, these classes are led by skilled professionals with subject matter expertise and a commitment to each student's development. No previous art experience required. All materials provided.

List of upcoming classes

Creative Crafts

Finish incomplete projects or challenge your inner artist and create something beautiful with donated supplies we have on hand. Mondays, 2 - 4 p.m. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate or be accompanied by an adult. Donations of craft supplies accepted.


Check out leatherworking and learn to make crafts and works of art out of leather Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 – 3 p.m. Tools, leather, and dyes available to use.


Socialize while creating blankets, scarves and other clothing items Thursdays, 9 – 11:30 a.m. Each year, local charities and schools receive an average 4,000 items are donated from this group.

North Star Scrollers

All ability levels are welcomed to learn everything about scroll sawing the first Saturday of each month, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., September-May. $20 annual dues.


Share your talents with this group Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Crafts and quilts are made using donated materials. Many of the items are donated to various charities.

Rock Shop (Lapidary)

Cut and polish rocks and gemstones into decorative pieces. Training and supplies are provided. There is a $1 fee per visit. Open Tuesdays, 1 – 4 p.m. and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Learn the art of woodcarving Wednesdays, 9 – 11 a.m. Carve various items. Participants must provide their own wood.


This fully equipped wood shop is available to those looking to design and work on various projects. Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. There is a $1 fee per visit. Participants must pass a proficiency test and wear an ID badge.


Duplicate Bridge

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, 12:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. $0.50 to play.

Social Bridge

Thursdays, 12:15 – 3:15 p.m. $0.50 to play.

Women's Evening Bridge

First Thursday of each month, 6:30 – 10 p.m. $2 to play.
To join, contact Lois at 952-890-3086.

Club 500

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 1 – 3:30 p.m. $0.50 to play.
Tournaments held throughout the year on Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. $3 to play.
Lessons (by appointment): the first Monday of even months, 10 – 11:30 a.m.


Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12:45 – 3 p.m. $1 to play.
Tournaments held the third Saturday of each month, 1 p.m. $3 to play.


Wednesdays, 9 – 11:30 a.m. $0.50 to play.
Tournaments held throughout the year on Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. $2 to play.
Lessons (by appointment): the first Monday of even months, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Hand and Foot Canasta

Mondays, 12:30 – 4 p.m. $1 to play.


Hearts tournaments held the first Monday of each month, 12:30 – 3 p.m. $2 to play.
Lessons (by appointment): the first Monday of even months, 10 – 11:30 a.m.


Single deck. Mondays, 1 – 4 p.m. $0.50 to play.
Lessons by appointment.


AARP Smart Driver Program

Refresh your driving skills and perhaps qualify for lower insurance rates. Held monthly, daytime and evening, 8-hour initial class and 4-hour refresher courses. Registration required. Fees apply. 

AARP has suspended in-person Driver Safety classes through April 1, 2021 due to the Coronavirus situation and to ensure the safety of all participants and instructors. 
AARP is offering over 20% discount for online classes, available at, promo code DRIVINGSKILLS.

Byte Syte Advanced Computer User Group (ACUG)

Experienced computer users meet to discuss various topics and participate in demonstrations the second and fourth Friday of each month, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Dakim BrainFitness System

This touch screen computer program gives you a fully personalized workout to maintain brain fitness and slow the effects of cognitive decline. Stop by Creekside for a quick demonstration, complete an application and begin your personal brain fitness program today.


The Creekside Library has an extensive collection of books and puzzles available for anyone to borrow.

Open Computer Lab

Bring your technology questions to Open Computer Lab Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.. $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents per visit.

Writers Club

Writers of all skill levels welcome. Bring out the best writer in you in whichever genre you prefer. Meets at 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday, January – October and the third Thursday, November – December.


Bone Builders

This class focuses on strengthening muscles and promoting balance and stability. Hand and ankle weights are provided. A medical release form is required prior to joining the class. Space is limited. No cost to participate.

  • Tuesdays, 6 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 – 10 a.m.

Chair Yoga

A modified form of yoga, using exercise principles of traditional yoga to increase participant's health and fitness by replacing a floor mat with a chair. Offered on Fridays in 6-week sessions. Fee for classes.

Session 9, 9 – 10 a.m. 
Session 10, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. 

March 20 - April 24 POSTPONED

Gentle Mat Yoga

Learn a gentle form of yoga with modified movements and proper breathing techniques. Offered on Thursdays in 6-week sessions. Fee for classes.  

Session 9, 9 – 10 a.m. 
Session 10, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. 

March 19 - April 23 POSTPONED

Line Dancing—Country Kickers

These fun, instructor led classes will help increase balance and memory while exercising as a group. Free and open to men and women of all ages and dancing abilities.

  • Ultra Beginner Class, Mondays, 3 – 4 p.m.
  • Beginner Class, Tuesdays, 8 – 8:45 a.m.

Low Impact Exercise

Offering a light and moderate way to exercise, this class focuses on balance, low impact aerobics and strength training at not cost.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 – 10 a.m.

SAIL (Stay Active Independent for Life)

A group based exercise and education program focusing on strengthening muscles and promoting balance and stability. This program includes a combination of aerobic conditioning, progressive strength training, and balance exercises shown to impact risk of falling. Hand and ankle weights are provided. Space is limited. No cost to participate. Class is taught by trained RSVP Wellness leaders.

  • Mondays, 1 – 2 p.m. and Wednesdays, 10 – 11 a.m.

Silver Sneakers® Flex

Strength and Balance
Exercise will be performed while holding onto a chair or sitting in a chair. This drop in class combines light cardio and strength training for individuals who want to improve muscle tone, flexibility, range of motion, balance and coordination. Fee may apply.

  • Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 – 10 a.m. 


Bloomington Public Health

Clinic Services

Foot Care

Meet with professional foot care nurses Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to address personal concerns regarding thickened and fungal nails, corns, calluses, bunions, nerve and circulation deficits and other matters. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Happy Feet at 763-560-5136. Fees apply.

Health Insurance Counseling

Schedule an appointment with Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 (Monday – Friday, 8 – 4:30 p.m.). Health insurance counseling is provided by state-certified health insurance counseling volunteers and is available at no cost. Health insurance counselors assist clients with:

  • Understanding the basics of Medicare and Medical Assistance
  • Choosing a Medicare supplement
  • Choosing a Medicare Part D plan
  • Ensuring proper processing of Medicare and medical assistance claims
  • Assisting with health insurance forms
  • Exploring ways to lower prescription drug costs

Hearing Testing

Get your hearing tested by a Bloomington Public Health nurse. Contact Creekside to schedule an appointment. Appointments are required. 

The Nurse Is In

Talk with a Bloomington Public Health nurse the second and forth Tuesday of every month, 3-5:30 p.m. regarding:

  • Fall prevention education
  • Medication review
  • Blood pressure check
  • Active aging
  • Understanding lab results
  • Education with diagnosis
  • Safety
  • Healthy living tips
  • Assistance
  • Contacting your clinic
  • Assistance contacting your insurance company
  • Resources


Creekside Memorial Trust Fund

The Creekside Senior Memorial Trust Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that assists individuals who desire to create a memorial to someone, living or dead, in the following ways: encouraging donations to fund the memorial, maintaining memorial books and distributing trust funds for the general benefit of the 50+ Program.

Board members review proposals from 50+ Leaders to determine if the request will benefit Creekside programs.

50+ Leaders

Become involved in the planning, developing and implementing of activities and programs for the 50+ Program.


Music groups are available for performances in Bloomington and the greater metropolitan area.

The Bloomingtones

A mixed choral group who sing a wide variety of music from all eras for pleasure and entertainment. Rehearsals are Fridays, 9:30 a.m. September - May.

Classic Country Music Jam

Join, listen or dance as a group of musicians provide a FREE country concert Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Creekside Community Center.

Creekside Crickets

This band plays and sings oldies, country, polkas, waltzes, and show tunes at various venues in the area. Welcoming new members of all abilities that have an interest in music. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 9 a.m. September – May.


Bocce Babes

A women’s social group playing bocce ball and other activities such as boat trips, pool parties, farmers markets, and more June – January. For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8877. Fees may apply.

Born Again Jocks

Men’s sports leagues including bocce ball, bowling, tennis, golf, softball, table tennis and volleyball. For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8877. Fees may apply.

Garden Club

Create and design flower containers and gardens at Creekside. Donations of plants and gardening tools are accepted and can be picked up by volunteers. Monthly group meetings the 4th Monday of each month, January through October, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Holds an Annual Plant Exchange the first Saturday in June, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. every year.

Informal games and equipment

Puzzles, card and board games in the library. Bocce ball, shuffleboard, table tennis, and Nintendo Wii (bowling, tennis, and golf) equipment to check out and use at Creekside.

Pool (Billiards) 

Calling ALL pool players! $12 annual membership fee.

  • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Ladies: Thursdays, 1 p.m.
  • Tournaments: Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. and Thursdays, 6 p.m.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation made due to lack of enrollment: 100% refund

Cancellation by participant:
  • Prior to registration deadline: 100% refund, less $5 processing fee
  • After registration deadline: NO refund