Programs and Events

providing services to meet the social, physical, emotional and intellectual needs of the older adult

Programs for Today's Active Adults

Programs at Herndon Senior Center are offered as classes or as drop-in groups. These programs are made available through a team effort of experienced recreation professionals, specialized instructors, and the contribution of the many talented members and volunteers found at the center. You will find programs in the following areas of interest: 

Health and Wellness: Brain Fitness (Trivia, Wordplay, Logic Puzzles), Emotional Wellness, Diet and Nutrition, General Fitness, Dance, Sports and Physical Games, Disease Education, and Psychology.

Lifelong Learning and Education: Business, Careers & Finances; Computers & Internet; Higher Education, Science & Mathematics, Society & Culture; History & Current Events; Languages; Mythology & Folklore.

Arts, Humanities, Games, and Recreation: Books, Authors, Writing, General Music, Genealogy, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Fine Arts, Hobbies, Crafts, Board, Card, and Tile Games, Video and Online GamesCommunity Partner's Websites:

Silver Light Senior Association
Reston Senior Advisory Committee 
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Dranesville Supervisor John Foust
Hunter Mill Supervisor  Walter Alcorn- Website
Senior Navigator website -Resources

Try a new class:

Yoga Breathing & Exercise Class at the Senior Center
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11 AM - Noon
Instructor: Vijaya Kanitkar
Email for more information:

Have you heard of Seated Feldenkrais?

The Senior Center offers Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement Lessons"

Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

The instructor will guide you through a sequence of gentle movements, while you remain in your chairs, so you can let go of limiting habits and retrain your nervous system.  This class addresses balance problems, coordination and other critical functional abilities pertinent to the needs of older citizens, and those who have trouble getting on the floor.  To read statements by Dr. Andrew Weil from his "Self Healing Newsletter," click on "Excerpts."

The Closet supports the Senior Center

We thank The Closet for a grant to support Health Promotion exercises.  The Feldenkrais  class The Closet is helping to sponsor will be offered January and February 2020.  The Tuesday classes are open to the community  at a greatly reduced fee and

promotes well-being of all senior adults.

     The Closet  of Greater Herndon Area, Inc. located on Station Street in downtown Herndon distributes its excess revenues to local organizations that assist residents facing economic and social challenges living in Northern Virginia.

     We also thank them for their work resulting in so many benefits for our community.  Website:


For New Dining Room Times  click here


Regular Publications and Documents:

Herndon-Reston Senior Center Newsletter:



Reading Program
The Herndon Senior Center is continuing a program that will help children get ready for Kindergarten.  We need YOU to make this program a success.  If you enjoy pre-school children, like to read, and would like to be a mentor to a child,  contact the Center before September 14th.  Classes will run until December 16th.

All Ages Read Together ( AART ) is a private non-profit organization that provides free reading activities to low and moderate income pre-school children.  

Sewing Volunteers Needed

 Do you like to sew, or know someone who has basic sewing skills?  We need volunteers who have basic sewing skills.  Click on "Sewing
" to see what projects might interest you.