Activities For Seniors In South Florida
Are you retired and want to meet other people who hold similar interests? Do you want to stay more active?
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spending a little time outside can help lower the risk of several medical conditions people experience as they age, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and depression.
Fortunately, there are many activities in South Florida where senior citizens can have a lot of fun, including biking, golf, walking, yoga, meditation, and tennis. After all, South Florida has been blessed with many stunning parks and nature trails that make outdoor activities for senior citizens truly accessible.
In this post, we have compiled a list of the best things to do for seniors in South Florida. Let’s start!
If you live near Miami Beach, you can take an Art Deco walking tour in the heart of the Architectural Historic District. The walking tours last 90 minutes and you can enjoy delicious street food and drinks on your way.
You can also go on a nature walk at Oleta River State Park and enjoy the stunning mangroves and wild flora of the region. You can join your friends and go on a picnic at the Key Biscayne National Park.
If you’d rather socialize, head to the Charles Hadley Park, Kinloch Park, or Coral Gate Park and participate in any (or all!) of the group outdoor activities there; they have plenty of outdoor activities for seniors throughout the year.
Almost all of the counties in South Florida focus on having great senior centers and Active Older Adults programs. You can sign up for fun activities like adaptive aquatics and Zumba, or if creativity is your strong suit, you can take up group sewing, pickle-making, and gourmet cooking classes.
A lot of studies show that socialization helps in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. With that in mind, here is a list of venues that organize different programs and classes for seniors:
- North Miami Foundation for Senior Citizens
- Continental Park, Goulds Park
- South Dade Park, The Arcola Lakes Senior Center
- Senior Citizens Activities Center of Homestead
- Westwind Lakes Park, Deerwood Bonita Lakes
- Gwen Cherry Park
- Miami Gardens Senior Focal Point Center
Join the Circle of Care
If you live in Palm Beach County, you can join the Circle of Care, which is a support group started by the Division of Senior Services. The group helps senior citizens aged 60 and older learn about making better lifestyle choices.
The group also organizes a lot of social activities for seniors to encourage them to live dignified and independent lives. Here are some of the most popular venues where seniors meet up to socialize:
- Daggerwing Nature Center in Boca Raton
- Frenchman’s Forest in Palm Beach Gardens
- Grassy Waters Preserve in West Palm Beach
- Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area in Jupiter
- Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands in Boynton Beach
You can join a lot of kindred souls at these venues to ride a bike, play golf, or do yoga together. All of these choices have scenic boardwalk trails and pristine landscapes where you can go on long walks, watch rare birds, and even brush up on your photography skills!
If you like Japanese culture or want to experience it for a short while, you can join your friends and enjoy a picnic at the Japanese Gardens and Morikami Museum in Palm Beach County. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can go to the Lion Country Safari to watch the wildlife or go snorkeling.
Love dancing? Head to the Coral Sky Amphitheater and watch a live performance while dancing the night away.
Make sure to visit the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This former residence of late sculptor Ann Weaver Norton features creative works by more than 100 artists amid luscious green setting.
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