Oak Ridge Recreation & Parks

General Information

Oak Ridge Senior Center


Oak Ridge senior citizens have had a facility dedicated to their needs since 1977. Opportunities for recreation, information, volunteerism, education, health screening, computer use, Senior Nutrition Lunch Program, physical fitness, and transportation assistance are offered. Also provided are a meeting place for many community senior citizen organizations and an information source on programs/services available to the elderly. 

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Senior Center Open for Limited Activity

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability, the following safety protocols will be in place:

Participants and staff will be required to wear face masks and follow social distancing standards while in the building
Upon entry, all participants will be asked COVID-19 screening questions and temperatures will be checked
Those who have COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to participate in programs
Each participant will be required to fill out new information and release forms when they return to the building for the first time

Participants are asked to bring bottled water, as water fountains will not be open at this time. Check out the information below or call the Oak Ridge Senior Center at (865) 425-3999.

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Location & Hours


Oak Ridge Senior Center – 1405 Oak Ridge Turnpike

Temporary Operating Hours

Monday—Friday

Morning Session
9 A.M.-12 P.M.

Closed for Deep Cleaning
12 P.M.-1 P.M.

Afternoon Session
1 P.M.-3 P.M.

Closed Saturday and Sunday


Drop-In Recreation


A  recreation room holds 3 pool tables and two snooker tables, as well as tables for cards, games, and puzzles. Rooms are available for meetings, classes, and card playing. Free public Wi-Fi access and a printer are available for participant use. The Center is a smoke-free facility with restricted membership to participants 50 years and older. Proof of age must be presented to staff upon request. Participants may be accompanied by an under-50 spouse or adult guest (18 or older), as long as the spouse or guest is attending the same activity as the senior participant.

Currently the only activities available on site are the Exercise and Recreation Rooms. Both of these activities are on  a scheduling-only basis. More information is available below or by calling the Senior Center Staff at (865) 435-3999.

Recreation and Exercise Room Scheduling – Participants will be required to call ahead to schedule activities so that room and building capacity limits can be observed. The Recreation Room will be available for pool or ping pong in one-hour increments, with a limit of six players at any one time. The exercise room will be open to schedule 45-minute sessions. Equipment use will be limited to one machine per person per session and there will be no more than 3 participants allowed in the room at a time.


Programs


Currently the Oak Ridge Senior Center is not offering any structured on site programming or rental opportunities for other groups.  The Senior Center hopes to resume our many on site activties such as  Bingo, card games, exercise classes, club meetings etc. in the coming months as conditions allow. We are also working to provide some virtual oppurtunties as well. Please feel free to call the Senior Center at (865) 425-3999 with any questions.

Technology Assistance – The Senior Center will also be offering a limited number of spots for one-on-one technology assistance to participants. This will include help using smartphones, laptops, and other devices as well as guidance on the use of social media and conferencing applications (such as Zoom). Other programs and activities will be phased into the Senior Center schedule as conditions permit.

Virtual Recreation Center– Check out this link to our virtual recreation center. There are links to many different sites for games, classes and other activities to keep you busy while stuck at home.


Senior Services Guide


Finding services for yourself or a senior loved one can be quite tricky at times. The following link will take you to a guide of important information and phone numbers for senior services in our local area. There are also contact numbers and websites for many national organizations that provide information for seniors.

Senior Services Information Guide

(Updated Guide Coming Soon. Current Questions call Senior Center at (865) 425-3999)


Lunch Program


 Due to Covid-19 restrictions the Lunch program has changed to a Monday pickup program consisting of 5 frozen meals.  This program is by reservation only. Call the Senior Center at (865) 425-3999 for more information. 


Photo Gallery


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