With its warm climate and buzzing senior community, it’s no wonder Tampa is home to so many retirees. Because it boasts such a healthy senior community, the city also offers a number of senior-friendly activities. Leading Tampa senior home care provider, Home Care Assistance, has selected a few favorites for your senior loved one.
The Life Enrichment Center caters to seniors living in and around the Tampa Bay area. The center offers a number of classes in music, painting, dance, knitting and crocheting, photography, tai chi, creative writing, and health and fitness. Fees vary by class, but most are less than $100.
The Tampa Bay Senior Games is an annual fun-filled event open to those aged 50 and older. It typically takes place in September or October, so your loved one has plenty of time to prepare. Events include basketball, power lifting, golf, swimming, tennis, billiards, bowling, and track and field among others. More than 600 seniors compete each year, and the top five finishers receive medals or ribbons.
24 Hour Fitness offers active aging group classes called Silver Sneakers. The classes aim to help seniors maintain cardiovascular health, flexibility, and strength. Water aerobics, strength training, cardio circuit, and yoga stretch are just a few of the classes available to elderly.
Museums and Theaters
If your loved one enjoys taking in a movie or strolling through a museum, take advantage of the elderly discounts offered by local area museums and theaters. Places such as Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Dali Museum offer reduced admission prices to senior citizens.
Staying active and spending time others is good for your elderly loved one’s mental and emotional health. Ensure your loved one stays active with help from a caregiver. Home Care Assistance Tampa thoroughly screens each caregiver, and each caregiver is specially trained in the Balanced Care Method, which focuses on physical activity, a healthy diet, socialization, and keeping seniors mentally acute. Learn more about our caregivers and the services available by calling (727) 330-7862 to speak with a Care Manager.