Older Adult & Seniors Programs


Piedmont Recreation Department is not just for kids. We offer a variety of programs and activities for older adults including art, dance, yoga, music and exercise programs. See PRD's Activity Guide for current offerings.

Participation requires the creation of a Community Pass account and program registration.  Instructions to create an account can be found HERE.

Community Pass Home Page
PRD Seniors Social Groups are FREE unless otherwise indicated. 

Getting Up There Gazette
The Getting Up There Gazette is a new publication that will be sent regularly to keep our community apprised on all PRD programming for older adults.

Piedmont Seniors

Founded in 1996 and sponsored by the Recreation Department, Piedmont Seniors is always seeking new members to socialize, meet for fun, and build friendships. 

The group meets on a monthly basis, usually on the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 10:00 am –12:00 pm, at the Piedmont Community Hall, located at 711 Highland Avenue in Piedmont Park.

Meetings typically begin with refreshments and include guest speakers, presentations, and/or special events, and sometimes followed by a complimentary movie or informal games. 

The Piedmont Seniors also go on monthly excursions to locations of interest throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Previous excursions have included visits to local museums, historic homes, live theater, ballet, and picturesque towns.

All ages are welcome and do not need to be Piedmont residents to join. For further information and to request a current newsletter, email Janet Epstein.

Annual Dues: $55 Residents | $70 Non-Residents

Juniors Helping Seniors

PRD is looking for teen volunteers (Ages 16+) to teach technology to seniors one Wednesday each month. Have spent half an hour working hands on with the Piedmont seniors answering questions about their phones, apps, tablets, or computers. This rewarding experience aligns with the PHS lunch break and is conveniently situated within walking distance of PHS. If you are interested, please reach out to Recreation Supervisor, Eva Phalen.

Juniors Helping Seniors
4th Wednesdays of the month from 12:45–1:15 pm
Piedmont Community Hall  |  711 Highland Avenue

Please contact Janet Epstein to reserve your spot.

Weekly Meet Ups

Walking on Wednesdays


An informal, weekly activity for individuals 50+ who enjoy casual walks in and around Piedmont. Everyone is invited to join the group. New walkers and their friendly K-9 best friends are especially welcome. 

Meets Wednesdays at 10:30 am (rain or shine) in front of the Exedra Arch at Highland and Magnolia Avenues. Walks are approximately one hour.
Registration and is required and available via Community Pass  |  Walking Disclaimer Form (PDF) 

For more information contact: Dick CarterPriscilla Wanerus, or Carol Long

Mindfulness Meditation with Mark Herrick

Meditation provides a sense of calm, peace, and balance that benefits emotional well-being and overall health. If stress has you feeling anxious, tense, and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending a few minutes meditating restores calm and inner peace, and is simple, inexpensive, and doesn't require any special equipment. Meditation is to your mind what exercise is to your body, building 4 mental muscles: Concentration, Clarity, Friendliness, and Equanimity.

We will introduce five kinds of meditation in a safe and supportive environment, so each participant can become comfortable meditating at home.

Wednesdays from 9:00–10:00 am | 801 Magnolia Avenue (Main Hall) 
Registration is required and available via Community PassFor more information contact: Mark Herrick.

Monthly Meet Ups

Reading Group: First Mondays 

First Monday Reading Group is a fun and intellectually stimulating activity for active adults. Meets first Monday of every month from 1:30–3:00 pm at the Japanese Tea House in Piedmont Park.  

Registration is required and available via Community Pass

Reading Disclaimer Form (PDF)

For more information contact: Dick CarterPriscilla Wanerus, or Carol Long 

Pickin' with Rick: Second Tuesdays

Who knew? Rick Schiller, pickleball enthusiast and longtime Piedmont resident, plays fingerstyle guitar!

Rick would like to share his relaxing style with you and discuss the music along the way in his naturally witty, sardonic, and entertaining manner. Rick plays guitar professionally for years and though his dream of becoming the next Guitar God didn't exactly pan out, after a long hiatus away from the instrument, Rick started to play again, and developed a solo fingerpickin' style. 

You are invited to join Rick for an evening of music and appreciation, and heck, it's FREE! Please feel free to BYOB (alcohol OK!) and snacks to enjoy while you listen.

Pickin' with Rick
2nd Tuesdays of the month from 6:45–8:15 pm 
801 Magnolia Avenue  |  Main Room
Advanced registration strongly encouraged

Flix Fest Film Appreciation Group: Second Thursdays 


A social group for movie lovers to get together, see fine films, and talk about them afterward!

Enjoy a movie from various genres each month, movies are followed up with a discussion session for those so inclined. Specific films will be determined by volunteer hosts (with some input from the Flix group). See current feature film list through 2024 below.

Moviegoers may bring a lunch or snacks to enjoy while watching the film. Doors open at 1:00 pm, movie begins between 1:15–1:30 pm, after a short introduction.

2nd Thursdays of the month from 1:00–3:30 pm 
801 Magnolia Avenue  |  Main Room
Advanced registration is required and available via Community Pass

2024 Feature Films

Volunteer Opportunities


Storytime Book Club

You might just be a Storytime Reader if you...

  • Enjoy working with children ages 3.5–5.5.
  • Are silly, creative, and fun!
  • Have a repertoire of creative voices you can muster at any time! 
  • Are looking for something to do in the middle of the day.
  • Love children's books.
  • Are a kid at heart!
To become a Storytime Club reader and learn more about the program, please email Recreation Supervisor, Eva PhalenAll volunteers must complete a background check.

Get Involved!

To view additional announcements and opportunities, please visit the City of Piedmont's Community Page!