Department of Parks and Recreation

Office of Senior Adult Programs and 55+ Pass Registration


Welcome, newcomers and visitors!

Visitors are welcome to stop by any of Arlington's senior centers during the centers’ scheduled hours. Center staff and volunteers are glad to chat with newcomers, and many activities are free or drop-in. Other programs, such as special-event meals and exercise classes, require paid registration in advance. Center staff and volunteers will help you observe activities to see if they are what you are looking for.


Get a 55+ Pass today! Individuals (55 and older) or households can register with the Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs. With the 55+Pass you’ll get access to senior center programs, discounted trips and classes, and free M-F access to fitness centers at Thomas Jefferson (6:25 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) and Barcroft (8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.). You’ll also receive bimonthly home delivery of the 55+ Guide.

Annual fees for the 55+ Pass:

  • Arlington county resident, $20
  • Arlington County household, $30
  • Non-Arlington County resident, $45
  • Non-Arlington County household, $65

There are several ways to register for the 55+ Pass:

How to sign up for activities

Many activities listed in the program guide and shown on the online County Calendar require advance sign-up. In most cases, you can register for an activity or class series by calling the phone number listed. When there is a fee, you may mail a check or pay at the senior center. Checks should be made payable to “Treasurer, Arlington County.”

How to sign up for trips

A schedule of Senior Adult Travel day trips and overnight trips is published in the bimonthly program guide, and also posted on the Senior Travel webpage. There are two ways to sign up for trips:

  1. Come to trip sign-up day at senior centers. Trip registrations are accepted in person once a month, usually the second Monday of the month from 10 a.m. until noon the month before you plan to travel. When that Monday is a holiday, sign-up is the next day.
  2. Telephone the Senior Adult Travel office at 703-228-4748. For most day trips, telephone registrations are accepted beginning at noon the day after senior center trip sign-up for the next month’s trips. Earlier telephone registrations are accepted for some trips, such as theater and concert excursions. These are listed separately in the trip schedule.

For overnight travel information and registration, please call 703-228-4748.

Inclement Weather Closings

All senior centers will close when Arlington County schools close for inclement weather. When Arlington County schools open two hours late, senior centers will open at noon, but lunch programs and transportation service at Walter Reed, Langston-Brown and Arlington Mill-Fairlington Senior Centers will be canceled for the day. For Saturday programs, please call the Arlington County Inclement Weather Line at 703-228-4715.

For Senior Adult Travel, the decision to cancel a trip due to weather is made on the day of the trip. Participants should call 703-228-4748 for an up-to-date recorded announcement of the status of a trip on inclement weather days.


Office of Senior Adult Programs
703-228-4744 Main
711 TTY
Lubber Run Center
300 N. Park Drive
Arlington, VA 22203


Arlington County has six Senior Centers that offer a variety of programs and services - check them out!

Find a Senior Center on the Map


Young seniors “Flourishing After 55” especially invites adults just entering their retirement years to enrich this phase of their lives. Come and explore the possibilities in the Flourishing After 55 section full of information, or use keyword “flourishing” when you enter the Arlington website.


When you are looking for assistance for yourself or a loved one, the Arlington Agency on Aging is an excellent resource for information and referrals. Please call 703-228-1700 for more information.

Arlington Agency on Aging
Directory of Services for Arlington Senior Adults
SeniorNavigator: VA's Resource for Health and Aging
Social Services for Seniors
Transportation Resources for Seniors

Last Modified: March 20, 2014
2100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: 703-228-3000 TTY: 703-228-4611