Joining a group keeps people engaged, happy, and healthy. There are many senior groups in Fresno; from volunteering, to socializing, learning, and being physically active there are groups to meet a wide variety of needs in later life.
Fresno Senior Softball League
If you like to play softball then check out the Fresno Senior Softball League. They have different leagues to join.
Fresno Retired Senior Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P.)
This program is for seniors 55+ and is part of a National Service Senior Corps program. The program covers Fresno, Kings, Madera, and Tulare counties. They connect seniors with non-profits who need volunteer assistance. Older adults have their choice of volunteer opportunities. Some mileage reimbursed, they have an annual luncheon, and newsletters to connect their volunteers. Currently they have 400 volunteers. Call (559) 237-3101 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sons in Retirement
This senior group for men focuses on friendship, activities, and having fun. Some of their more popular activities include poker, pool, and golf. They have a monthly lunch meeting and encourage potential new members to drop by.
Clovis Senior Activity Center
The activity center is open five days a week. They have too many different activities to list. It is a great place for active older adults to hang out and make new friends. Call (559) 324-2750 for more information.
Senior Center without Walls
This group meets by phone, and is perfect for those who want socialization but live in a rural area, or have limited mobility. They even have groups for those who have a visual impairment. Actually, the groups are great for anyone who wants to learn. The groups cover a wide variety of topics and it is easy to make new friends. Call 1-877-797-7299.
The Red Hat Society
There are 19 chapters of the Red Hat Society around the Fresno area. These groups connect like-minded women, are a place to make new friends, and enrich lives through the power of fun and friendship! This is a fun, supportive group to join. This group is supported by membership dues.
Central California Big Band Dance Society
This is a group who enjoys dancing to the ‘Big-Band’ era music, and supporting music students with scholarships. There is usually one dance scheduled a month, with free dance lessons before the dance. This is group is supported by a $30.00 membership fee.
Fresno Dixieland Society
This group is dedicated to preserving and promoting Dixieland traditional jazz music. They hold dances and host many different types of bands.
Visalia Senior Games
The Visalia Senior Games was the first Senior Games in California’s Central Valley. Created under the umbrella of the California Senior Games Association (CSGA), the Visalia Senior Games promote healthy, active lifestyles for adults ages 50 and better. Under the ‘free agent’ tab you can find a partner for table tennis, pickleball, tennis, or horseshoes. You can also look to start or join a team in soccer, softball or volleyball.
Fresno Lawn Bowls Club
Lawn bowling is a gentle outdoor sport. The club is supported by an annual membership of $60. They welcome everyone, have free lessons, and encourage people to come and try the sport.
Fresno Amateur Radio Club
There are multiple radio clubs throughout the Central Valley. They welcome amateur radio operators and enthusiasts. Most clubs have monthly meetings, and various events, and activities. Most clubs are supported by an annual membership fee (varies).
Fresno Bridge Center
Learn to play bridge; players 90 and better play free on Tuesday mornings. They have games in Fresno, Madera, and Oakhurst.
Palm Village Senior Network
This is a non-profit social network for seniors. Most of the activities are between 10 am and 4 pm. The activities include book club, ice cream socials, card games, Rummikub, and other fun activities.
New Wrinkles Senior Theater Group
This group puts on an annual show, usually in the spring.