Programs & Activities
Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is dedicated to offering safe, accessible recreation and social support programs for seniors that enourage them to live happy, productive and independent lives. Our parks feature a wide variety of programs specifically designed for men and women ages 50 and older. Here are some examples of current programs:
- Senior Fitness
- Senior Fitness II (Seven Oaks Park only)
- Personal Training for Seniors 50+
- Senior Line Dancing (Seven Oaks Park only)
- George Bryan 55+ Golf Lessons
- AARP Driver Safety Program
- Competition Bridge, Duplicate Bridge, Bingo, Pinochle, and Canasta
- Congregate Meals
- For a full list of available programs and activities, please view the quarterly Activity Guide.
Special Events & Luncheons
Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission hosts several events throughout the year targeting individuals ages 50 and older. Several luncheons are held that provide entertainment and community fellowship for seniors. Other events offer health and wellness opportunities for seniors of all ages and abilities. Below is a list of events and luncheons:
- Senior Sweethearts Luncheon (February)
- Senior Sports Games (April)
- BINGO Brunch (June)
- Senior Picnic (September)
- Apple Harvest Health Fair (October)
- Thanksgiving Luncheon (November)
- Christmas Luncheon (December)
Please check the Agency Calendar for specific dates.
Travel & Excursions
Enjoy an adventure with the senior travelers! Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission trips are specifically designed for individuals ages 50 and older, but are open to anyone over age 18. Anyone under 18 years must be approved by the Recreation Commission prior to registration. Register over the phone or at the front desk in Crooked Creek Park or Seven Oaks Park. All fees must be paid at the time of registration. Registration deadlines apply. For a complete list of travel and excursions, please view the quarterly Activity Guide.
Day trips are offered approximately once a week. Destinations include various attractions throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Each trip is planned and supervised by Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission staff. Transportation is provided on an activity bus.
Senior Trail Hikes
The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission plans monthly trail hikes through various locations in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Each hike is approximately 3 miles, sometimes on uneven terrain. All hikes are guided by one of our experienced park rangers.
Overnight and Extended Trips
If you love to get out of town, then join us for some of our overnight or extended trips. Some overnight trips are provided directly by Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, but some are offered through tour companies like Diamond Tours and Collette Vacations. A representative from Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission goes on all overnight excursions. Some upcoming overnight trips include the annual SCRPA Senior Beach Retreat in October 2013, and New York City Holiday in December 2013. Also in the planning is a Panama Canal Cruise in January 2014 and Ireland in October 2014.
For more specific questions regarding ICRC trips, please contact Darlene Truesdale at #803-345-6181