Programs For Ages 50+

Mission: To Provide Opportunities for Active Living.

Vision: Adding Life to Your Years.

The Active Lifestyles Program provides adults an opportunity to access and engage in recreational opportunities, stay active and socialize. The diverse program selection includes instructional classes, travel, lectures, daily recreation, special events, fitness, art and more. The Active Lifestyles Program offers specialized programming for adults 50 & up.

Active Lifestyles Newsletter

Discover interesting facts and innovative tips in the area of healthy longevity, active aging, and overall well-being. The triannual newsletter also lists upcoming trips, services, seasonal classes and events scheduled at the centers. While a number of programs and classes require a fee, each center offers free daily activities.

Learn more about the Active Lifestyles Program on the Newport News Active Lifestyles Program Facebook page.

Active Lifestyle Centers

Denbigh Community Center

Calendar Denbigh Community Center Activities Calendar Rentals Facility Reservation Guide Amenities 52,800 sq ft multi-purpose facility Double gymnasium surrounded by an indoor walking track 7


Active Lifestyle Office

700 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606

(757) 926-1400

Active Lifestyles Advisory Committee

Created in 1992 to address major issues, enhance public awareness, assist staff with program planning / improvement projects, and to promote a positive image of aging and disabilities through education. The committee is made up of a group of citizens who share a concern for others and provide a means by which participants can address issues that are pertinent to the services provided by Newport News Parks, Recreation and Tourism.


Estella Brown (Chair)

Iris Allen-Brunson (BMCC)

Bessie Burke (DMCC)

Eva Forehand (BMCC)

Delores Griffith (BMCC)

Donald Livingston (DCC)

Mary Mills (DCC)

Clarice Moody (DCC)

Shelia Willis (BMCC)

Vera Willis (DCC)

We are currently seeking new members to hold two-year terms. Members will attend bimonthly meetings to address concerns, work on specific projects, and promote Active Lifestyles. Call 757-926-1446 to join.

Inclement Weather Policy

All Active Lifestyles programs, classes, and senior centers will be closed when City offices are closed or delayed. In addition, the Active Lifestyles Program will be closed when Parks, Recreation & Tourism programs/facilities are closed. Please call 757-926-1400 or 757-926-1446 for program-specific closings and updates.