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:

  • June 1 - Donut Day Celebration
  • June 8 - Lunch & Learn with Master Gardner Mike Sircy (container planting)
  • June 15 - Line Dancing  - 1204 14th Street West (temporary location)
  • June 22 - Arts & Crafts
  • June 29 - Chair Yoga and Meet our New Cadets
  • July 6 - Bingo
  • July 13 - Recycled Book Sculpture with Manatee Co. Library
  • July 20  Line Dancing  - 1204 14th Street West (temporary location)
  • July 27 - Lunch & Learn with Tracie Adams, Manatee County Government
  • August 3 - What is 211? with Christina Russi
  • August 10 - Bingo
  • August 24 - Lunch & Learn  with Sara Jones, Gulf Coast Legal Services
  • August 31 - Lunch & Learn with Scott Richie - Medicare 101
  • September 7 - Bingo
  • September 14 - Seashell Art by Manatee County Library
  • September 21 - Line Dancing
  • September 28 - Lunch & Learn with Master Gardner Mike Sircy (plant in a pail)
  • October 5 - Bingo
  • October 12-FREE Field Trip to Palma Sola Botanical Garden
  • October 26 - Fun with Fall!
    Lunch is always provided 

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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5328 24th Street East,
Bradenton 34203


(941) 748-5110

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1204 14th Street West,
Bradenton 34205


(941) 748-5110

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