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Activities for 50+ in Raleigh

Find resources and new ways to explore the City of Oaks as a 50+ year old resident.

Adults standing in front of mountains.

Take an adventure through the Active Adult Trips program.

Photo via City of Raleigh

Raleigh recently ranked No. 7 in the nation on Zumper’s list of The Best Places to Retire in 2023. The City of Oaks earned its spot based on factors like weather satisfaction, outdoor recreation, and air quality. Here are our top resources and fun ways to explore Raleigh as an older adult.

Active adult centers

Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults, 1901 Spring Forest Rd., Raleigh | This community center features classes for health and wellness, arts, computers, social, and fitness. Classes are geared toward 50+, but are open to adults of all ages. Find an activity.

Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Rd., Raleigh | This 20,000-sqft facility offers fun activities, resources for seniors, and a Meals on Wheels lunch program for seniors 60+. Search activities.

Walnut Terrace Center, 1256 McCauley St., Ste. 126, Raleigh | Enjoy a recently released movie, take a free art class, and enjoy the outdoor green space and patio that this facility has to offer. Browse and register for classes.

More resources and activities

The City of Raleigh offers a wide variety of programs for active adults who want to get their blood pumping: from boot camp strength classes and cardio dance to tone groups. Find a program.

Do you have the travel bug? The Active Adult Program Trips initiative offers planned, itinerary-packed day and overnight trips.

Make new friends through Silver Connections, a membership-based social group focused on connecting members of the single and active 55+ community across the Triangle.

Take a class for fun or for professional development at Wake Tech. Adults 50+ can take courses at the community college that range from yoga and gardening, to maximizing social security.

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