Boston has a great choice for recreational activities for seniors. Mostly every neighborhood has a Senior Citizens Center where seniors can get together for dancing, games and some more unusual activities as well. But these are not the only choices for recreational activities for senior citizens in Boston. There are both private companies and public organizations that offer the senior citizens of Boston a chance to get out and about and enjoy as much of their beautiful city as possible. These are only a few of the choices open to senior citizens in Boston, but there should be something here that most will want to do at least once. Give one or two of them a try. You deserve to spend your time doing what you want.
Spirit of Boston is famous for its cruises around Boston Harbor, especially their Fourth of July and New Years Eve cruises. They also have some great Seniors only cruises and who would not enjoy spending one of those hot Boston summer days out on the water. They have both lunch and dinner cruises with an all you can eat buffet and entertainment. Contact them via the special link and they will get back to you with all the information.
Open Doors Yoga has a special price for senior citizens. $8 a session, which cannot be beat anywhere. They also specialize in yoga classes that are perfect for senior citizens. Their light power yoga would be perfect. They also have special yoga for weight loss and for chronic pain. Yoga is a great activity for senior citizens.
Over their lifetime, Senior Citizens have developed a love for a particular activity and there are plenty of places in Boston when they can continue to enjoy their passions in the company of those in their own age group. Bocce is a great sport for senior citizens and even if you are not familiar with it, it is easy to learn. Just come to the North End on Commercial Street right by the river and you will find three outdoor Bocce ball courts that are lit up at night. They even have an indoor court for bad weather. Bring along some friends or come and make some new ones. It is a great place to spend a day and just relax between games.
The City of Boston itself, working through the Parks and Recreation Department has some great activities for Senior Citizens. There are nine parks in Boston that form what is known as the Emerald Necklace namely Boston Common, Public Garden, Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Back Bay Fens, Riverway,Olmsted Park, Jamaica Pond Park, Arnold Arboretum and Franklin Park. Bring a van loaded with your senior citizen friends and the staff will take you on a guided tour of all of them except for the Arnold Arboretum. It lasts about 2-3 hours and you will come away knowing more about the parks than you every imagined. They will also take you on a one hour walking tour of any of the parks, which are all handicapped accessible.
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You don’t want to be sitting around, doing nothing — let’s get you going!
Where to Go?
There are many options for you. Here are some suggestions.
• Council on Aging: Don’t be hesitant to contact your local Senior Center or Council on Aging. This organization has much to offer and is not for the sedentary …….. it is for the active! The Senior Center and COA provide a lot of information on events that would be of great interest, inside and outside of the center. Click Here!
• Chamber of Commerce: Contact your local Chamber of Commerce for community activities. Click Here!
• Your Local Library: A great resource for gatherings, presentations, and more! Click Here!
• Community Colleges and State Universities: YES! Contact your area colleges to find out what they offer for seniors – there is many that offer FREE continuing education for those 65 years old and over! Click Here!
• Your Local Gym or YMCA: Look into social activities involving fitness! Many gyms have age group activities, swimming, yoga, more! Click Here!
• Museums: A great venue for culture and activity! Click Here!
Please share your comments and suggestions! We would love to hear from you!
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