Places to Go

Community brings us together. Whether it’s going to the store, attending a class, volunteering, or visiting neighbors, we all have a need to be connected.

So too, our older friends and family members may feel a need to be involved in the community. It may be a sense of purpose, such as volunteering, or it could be out of necessity such as doing their own grocery shopping. Being in the community can maintain or improve socialization (visiting with friends), satisfy spiritual interests (going to church), or improve well-being (like taking a class at a senior center). These are just a few of the many benefits.

Helping our loved ones stay connected to the community can be challenging. In this section, we’ll take a look at various opportunities for older persons in the community. We hope you will come away with new ideas in order to make an informed choice for your older friend or family member.

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Staying Active Together for Caregivers and Seniors

Staying active is important, but how do you stay active when you're a caregiver? Staying active together with a loved ...
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12 New Things to Explore With an Older Family Member

Unexplored paths Lead to undiscovered treasures. Constance Chuks Friday Chances to explore are everywhere and if you spend a lot ...
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Antique Store Shopping

Antiques are a unique way to reminisce. Antique store shopping is a fun way to spend some time with an ...
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Christmas Shopping List

Tips for Shopping With an Older Family Member

If you are shopping with an older family member this holiday season, here are 11 quick tips to help you along ...
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Autumn Trips to Take With An Older Loved One

Autumn is a great time of year... to take some day trips with an older loved one. Here are some day ...
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September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Sign-up a Senior Loved One

Does your older family member or friend love books, audio books, movies, or magazines? Does she use the library or ...
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10 Activities to do with Grandparents at the Park

The next time you take the kids to the park to play, don't forget to take an older family member ...
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10 Places to Take Grandma and Grandpa This Summer

Summer offers so many outdoor and outing opportunities for older family members. Here are some ideas for the whole family to ...
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Dollar Store Shopping with a Senior

25 Dollar Store finds to use in activities What activity supplies can you find at the dollar store while shopping with your ...
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Great Library Resources for Seniors

Libraries now are so much more than books! They serve many age groups in the community and meet needs using various resources ...
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Senior Centers-Should I Involve My Loved One?

Senior Centers help older people to stay active. Generally they cater to anyone 55 years of age or older and ...
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National Parks Pass For Seniors

Did you know seniors aged 62 and over can obtain a lifetime pass to enter into federal recreation sites? For ...
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Community Activity Resources for Seniors

Community activity resources help an older parent stay engaged in everyday life. From a distance, making sure an older parent ...
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Places to Go in December

If you want somewhere to go this month with your older family member or friend, here are a few ideas: ...
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Connecting With Mom’s Neighbors

If you're home visiting with an aging parent... this is a great time to connect with their neighbors. Connecting with ...
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Zinio-For Libraries

Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries, is a way to view magazines digitally on your favorite tech device. You can access Zinio through ...
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Activity Shopping List

The next time you shop at your local department store take along this shopping list as ideas for activity materials ...
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A Girls Day Out

Sharing a special day with someone you love. My wonderful Dental Hygienist Marybeth, told me about a special outing she ...
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A Botanical Garden Visit

Visiting a botanical garden is both a stimulating and peaceful experience. It's quiet, yet you hear the sound of crickets, ...
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Bowling for Seniors

Bowling has been around for many years. It's likely that our older family members or friends may have bowled sometime ...
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Spreading the Wealth of Talent and Knowledge

Think about the wealth of talent tucked away in our older generation. Think about how much they know about our ...
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More than a Walk

Walking's benefits are endless! To name a few, walking improves physical functioning, releases tension, can be social, and it's definitely sensory ...
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