Senior Activities

Senior Activities

In addition to the many activities for ages 18+ or all ages, NORD has activities and special events exclusively for Seniors 55+ and up.

National Seniors Day Celebration

Join us as we celebrate seniors with special guest speakers, musical and dance performances, information tables from our sponsors and partners and food from Cafe Reconcile. Entertainment includes NOBA, NORD Senior Choir and Piano participants.
Workshops include the following:

  • Facebook 101 – Stay connected to family and friends
  • Preventing Identity Theft and Financial Elder Abuse
  • Senior Sexual Health
  • Managing Your Health – Living Longer, Living Stronger
  • Medicare Boot Camp (Parts A – D)
  • Understanding the Law and Your Insurance
  • Plant Based Cooking
  • Aqua Fitness and Water Safety
  • FitNOLA
  • NOBA Dance

We will have a spades tournament, health and dental screenings plus prizes and gifts.  

Sponsored by Entergy. No cost. Open to all adults age 55+. RSVP to let us know you're coming! 

Senior Choir

Seniors ages 55+ of all skills levels who like to sing and have fun are welcome. The Senior Choir also performs at NORD events and community events. Registration is free and ongoing.  Register at your rec center of choice.

Senior Choir Rehearsals  1pm-2:30pm

Joe W. Brown Rec Center 
5601 Read Blvd. Mondays

Gernon Brown Rec Center 
1001 Harrison Ave. Tuesdays

About the instructors

Carl Williams (Senior Choir Director) is the Music Director of the First District Missionary Baptist Association, an organization comprised of more than 45 churches.

Alton Blunt (Senior Choir Director) has led church choirs throughout the Greater New Orleans community and youth choruses with the Orleans Parish School System and for over 20 years.

NORD/NOBA Center for Dance
Senior Dance Fitness

Stretching, cardio through dance, fun music, and healthy eating/lifestyle education for men and women ages 55+. Performance opportunities, workshops, and social events are available – listen for special announcements in class!  Members of the Senior Dance Fitness Program have received many medals in the team dance competition of the Greater New Orleans Senior Olympics. Registration is free and ongoing.  Register at your rec center of choice.

“This program has enhanced my quality of life…it’s a total fitness makeover from head to toe!”

Senior Health & Wellness Workshops

Workshops are dedicated to providing information about health and wellness catered to seniors. Workshops are led by health partners to deliver high quality instruction, guidance, and a great experience.

About the instructors

The NORD/NOBA Center for Dance was founded in 1992 as a groundbreaking cultural and community partnership between the NORD and the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) out of a need to make dance accessible to all school-age children. NORD/NOBA Center for Dance also offers classes for adults and seniors.

Upcoming events

Contact NORD

Main (504) 658-3052

Full contact info

Feedback Survey

Donate to the NORD Foundation

Donations support NORD’s priority needs, such as athletic equipment and outfitting new recreation centers. Gifts in any amount are welcome.

Jobs at NORD

Find current job openings and join in the fun!

Find jobs

Connect to NORD


Get our newsletter