Bradenton | Manatee County

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Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. – John Lennon

Young at Heart is a program for independent, active 55+ members of the community where they can have fun, fellowship and build new friendships while learning about local resources and activities.

Join us each Wednesday for our weekly activities, which can include "Lunch and Learn" sessions with a guest speaker, Bingo, trivia or game days, "field trips" to different locations, arts and crafts, or special seasonal activities.  Young at Heart meets each Wednesday from 10:30 am - 12 pm.  Times may vary in the event of off-site activities.

Upcoming Schedule:

  • August 24 - Lunch & Learn - Gulf Coast Legal Services
  • August 31 - Medicare 101
  • September 7 - Myakka State Park Boat Tour (RSVP by 8/24, $20 per person)
  • September 14 - Seashell Art with Manatee Co. Library
  • September 21 - Line Dancing
  • September 28 - Lunch & Learn with Master Gardner Mike Sircy (plant in a pail)
  • October 5 - Bingo
  • October 12  - Palma Sola Botanical Garden - Free Guided Tour; RSVP before 9/28
  • October 19 - Line Dancing
  • October 26 - Fun with Fall!
    Lunch is always providedYoung at Heart will break for the months of November and December, and return in January. 

Lunch is always included

Location:  5328 24th Street East, Bradenton, FL 34203
For more information, contact Carolyn Nielsen at 941-757-5770

Program Director/Business Administrator
Julia Showers – 941-748-5110, ext. 121

Volunteer Coordinator
Carolyn Nielsen - 941-757-5770

Media Inquiries and Donations
Kelly French – 941-757-5773

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Worship Center

5328 24th Street East,
Bradenton 34203


(941) 748-5110

Administration & Social Services

1204 14th Street West,
Bradenton 34205


(941) 748-5110

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