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.

virtual exercise

Daily Exercise Programs Now on NNTV! Classes are featured daily on Newport News TV, allowing you to exercise at home when you are unable to attend class at an Active Lifestyles Center. NNTV Cox 48 / Verizon 19 or NNTV2 Cox 46 / Verizon 18


  • Artistic Expressions – April 29 – May 11, 2024, daily, Reception, Saturday, May 11, 1:30 pm, Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center. Calling all Artists – contact Angelia at 757-591-4853
  • 25th Annual Senior Amateur Golf Classic, Wednesday, May 15, 8 am at Newport News Golf Club. Call 757-926-1465. Information at 24th Annual Newport News Senior AM Event :: Welcome (
  • Round Robin Pickleball Event, 9AM on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at Denbigh Community Center. Call 757-926-1400 for ore information.
  • Summer Peninsula Dance Party, 6:30-9:30PM of Friday, June 14, 2024 at Denbigh Community Center. Bachata & Line Dance Lessons followed by an evening of Ballroom Dancing. Call 757-812-7905 to register.
  • Hawaiian Luau, 10AM-12PM on Friday, July 19, 2024 at Brittingham-Midtown Community Center. Refreshments, dancing & fun! Call 757-591-4853 to register. Space is limited – NO walk-ins.
  • 2024 Lifelong Citizenship Award, Applications are now available to honor citizens over the age of 90 for lifelong contributions to the City of Newport News. Link or call 757-926-1400. The ceremony will be held in September.
  • Fall Fashion Show, 2PM-5PM on Saturday, October 5, 2024 at Brittingham-Midtown Community Center. $15 per person includes refreshments. Call 757-591-4853 to purchase your tickets in advance. NO tickets will be sold at the door.

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.


Sheila Willis (Chair)

Iris Allen-Brunson

Eva Forehand (BMCC)

Delores Griffith

LaVerne Campbell

Donald Livingston

Mary Mills

Deborah McHugh

Marie Hill

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.