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Active Adults and Seniors

Stretch your mind, strengthen your body, and deepen your spirit with the Parks and Recreation Department's senior focused programs. Activities abound at our two conveniently located senior program centers in downtown Santa Barbara.

Active Adults Club Membership

Our Active Adults Club provides access to the popular "Stretch and Tone" class at the Carrillo Recreation Center offered year-round 3 times a week.

Annual fees for the Active Adults Club are below, and depend on whether or not you live within the Santa Barbara City limits. Please call us at (805) 897-2519 or stop by the front desk at either location to sign up.

Active Adults Club Annual Membership Fees
Resident Rate Non-Resident Rate
Individual Membership $46 $52
Family or Household Membership $72 $79

Senior Programs at the Carrillo Recreation Center

Carrillo Recreation Center
100 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101
(805) 897-2519

Stretch and Tone

The Stretch and Tone class is offered three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Carrillo Recreation Center and at the Louise Lowry Davis Center at 9:30 a.m., two days a week (Wednesday and Friday).  The class is open to all levels and includes exercises and stretching using resistance bands and small hand weights. Take steps to improve your fitness and enjoy coffee, water, treats, and new friendships after the workout!

Dance Classes and Social Dancing

The landmark Carrillo Recreation Center is also an established dance center with professionally-instructed classes in Ballroom, Swing, Tango, Salsa, Country 2-Step, Belly Dance and more. Most dance classes are offered weeknights in a variety of skill levels, perfect for older adults.

Senior Programs at the Louise Lowry Davis Center

Louise Lowry Davis Center
1232 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101
(805) 897-2568

There are a great variety of activities and classes offered at the Davis Center from personal enrichment classes, free nutritious lunches, and fitness and social programs including book club, Qigong, Stretch and Tone, bridge, crafts, games, and movies.

New: Stretch and Tone at the Louise Lowry Davis Center!

Join us Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy healthy exercise and make new friends!  Thanks to a generous grant from the Santa Barbara Foundation, we are able to expand the popular Stretch and Tone fitness program to the Louise Lowry Davis Center.  First two weeks of classes are FREE then $20 annually residents/ $22 annually non-residents.  Come exercise and socialize!

Weekly Senior Activities

The Louise Lowry Davis Center is a hub of interesting, engaging activities for Santa Barbara seniors. Our regular schedule is below, and we have a printable monthly calendar for you as well.

PDF Document Download PDF of Senior Calendar

Schedule of On-going Classes

All of these programs are free, unless otherwise noted.

10:00 a.m. Kolbe Fitness- Qigong (fee)
11:30 a.m. Free Senior Lunch
1:15 p.m. Scrabble and Board Games

11:30 a.m. Free Senior Lunch
1:15 p.m. Duplicate Bridge
1:30 p.m. Chess Group

9:00 a.m. Knit and Crochet
9:30 a.m. Stretch and Tone (fee)                                                                                                                11:30 a.m. Free Senior Lunch
1:00 p.m. Book Club (2nd Wednesday)
1:15 p.m. Classic Cinema (3rd Wednesday)

9:30 a.m. World Dance Workout
11:30 a.m. Free Senior Lunch
1:30 p.m. Party Pairs Bridge
1:30 p.m. Chess Group

11:30 a.m. Free Senior Lunch
9:30 a.m. Stretch and Tone (fee)                                                                                                                  1:15 p.m. Duplicate Bridge

Lawn Bowling Clubs

Lawn bowling is a very popular and fun activity for all ages that is offered at two Santa Barbara locations:

There are many other recreation opportunities for older adults that are not specifically designed for seniors. Parks and Recreation has programming in golf, swimming, tennis, pickleball, and more. Call us and we'll do our best to find activities that fit your interests and needs. Let us be part of your healthy lifestyle!

Contact Us!

Jason Bryan
Senior Recreation Supervisor
Carrillo Recreation Center
100 East Carrillo Street

(805) 897-2519
Fax (805) 897-2520


Senior Program Calendar

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Last Updated: Oct 1, 2019
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