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 on creating an account can be found HERE.

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PRD Seniors Social Groups are FREE unless otherwise indicated. 

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

Walking on Wednesdays


This is an informal, weekly activity for 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) at Exedra Arch at Highland and Magnolia Avenues. Walks are approximately one hour.

Registration is required and available via Community Pass

Walking Disclaimer Form (PDF)

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

First Mondays Reading Group

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

Sewing Craft & Circle

Join the Piedmont Recreation Department's new Sewing and Craft Circle and socialize while you spend quality time working on your current project. All types of handiwork: sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint, painting, beading, jewelry making - to name a few - are welcome. If you don't have a project, consider starting one! This no-instructor led activity is free.

Mondays from 10:30 am–12:30 pm  |  801 Magnolia Avenue (Main Hall)

Registration is required and available via Community PassFor more information contact: Cheryl Stanton.

Adult Meditation Groups

Piedmont Meditation Group with Dara Birnbaum

Helping build unity in the world as we allow greater balance, peace and compassion to unfold in ourselves. Back to basics meditation with a focus simply on the breath. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. Wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms available.

Please email Dara at [email protected] prior to attending class for any updated schedule changes.

Tuesdays from 7:00–8:00 am | Japanese Tea House at Piedmont Main Park, 711 Highland Avenue

Registration is required and available via Community PassFor more information contact: Dara Birnbaum.

Mindfulness Meditation 

Meditation provides a sense of calm, peace, and balance that benefits emotional well-being and overall health. If stress has you 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 four 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.