Recreation & Activities

Senior Activities

Senior Activities are held at the Percy Bakker Community Center, 9333 ‘E’ Avenue (map below).

Fitness and Fun Exercise Program

A fitness class for all genders. Includes low-impact exercises, line dances, Latin moves, waltzes, strength training, and flexibility exercises with equipment provided, all performed to individual ability level. Music ranges from Big Band to Ballroom, Latin to Country, Belafonte to Beyonce. The instructor is National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified and CPR and First Aid certified. Classes are held on Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. The monthly fee is $21.00, and payments are online only.

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Seniors are invited to play Pinochle every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for free.

Pool Tables (2)

The schedule is from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Seniors With Inquiring Minds (S.W.I.M.)

Seniors With Inquiring Minds (S.W.I.M.) is a Learning in Retirement program that meets every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Percy Bakker Community Center. It was founded in 1993 by seniors who wanted to keep their minds active and alert. S.W.I.M. stands out because it creates its own programs or invites interesting speakers from the community rather than depending on classes at the local college.

Quilt Guild

Join the Desert Winds Quilt Guild on the first Tuesday of every month. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Attendees can learn how to make a quilt and teach others. Each session includes lessons, a raffle, food, and fellowship.

Garden Club

The Hesperia Garden Club is dedicated to promoting and developing all aspects of gardening, including fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowers. Our mission is to enhance and beautify the community and to exchange information and ideas with fellow gardeners. We have a variety of activities throughout the year, such as the Home and Garden Show, field trips, and presentations at our club meetings. Please join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 1:00 p.m.

Weekday Lunch

Barstow Senior Meals serves lunch for a voluntary donation of $3.00 for individuals aged 60 years and over and a voluntary contribution of $7.50 for individuals aged 59 years and under. Meals are served Monday through Friday at 11:15 a.m. except on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving (including the following Friday), Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Contact Barstow Senior Meals at (760) 256-5023 for any queries.

San Bernardino County’s Senior Assistance Program

San Bernardino County’s Senior Assistance Program offers meal deliveries and groceries to older adults. Visit for information or call (909) 891-3810 for more details.