Creativity has no age limit! The Lisle Park District Senior Center community demonstrates this regularly, and seniors are able to share their talents with the greater Lisle area. The Senior Center offers a chance for older adults to express their artistic side through a program called Senior Perspectives which includes art experience classes featuring different drawing and painting techniques.
Adventure is exactly what Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks is infusing into its Active Aging programs through its newest programs, Encore Adventures. In this series of programs, adults ages 55 and up can participate in a variety of outdoor adventures, facilitated by the Department's Adventure & Outdoors group.
The St. Charles Park District Adult Activity Center bustles with members engaged in various pastimes. You'll find older adults playing Pinochle, practicing shots around the pool table, or building a high score in Scrabble. There is something for everyone, regardless of their interests. For some, that is playing the harmonica and being a member of the Harmelodian Club.
When envisioning outdoor enthusiasts, older adults might not be the first population that comes to mind, but that's something the City of Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department has been working to change by offering a variety of activities in the “Fifty and Better” program.
The Palm Beach County, Florida, Parks to Work Program is an effort that partners to help homeless individuals who are living in John Prince Park in Lake Worth get resources to escape homelessness.
The Lynbrook Recreation Center in Lynbrook, NY, is the place to be for active older adults. In their parks, they strive to offer opportunities for all ages and abilities to be active and healthy by providing a variety of physical activity programs for the Lynbrook community.
Moving our bodies, breathing fresh air, and enjoying a sense of community are all components of healthy living. Lake Oswego Adult Community Center in Lake Oswego, Oregon, offers various activities that engage their older adult population such as yoga, dance, gardening, and Tai Chi.
For the past 19 years, the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department has been hosting the Western Colorado Senior Games. During this week-long event you will see over 300 athletes aged 50+ having the time of their life, and folks from cities and towns across the state of Colorado and the surrounding states unite in friendly athletic competition.
Implementing new programs can sometimes be difficult in a small community. However, for Jamestown Parks and Recreation, this was not the case. With many programs offered for older adults such as aqua therapeutics, chair yoga, and nutrition education, Jamestown truly represents participants sense of well-being and community.
A benefit of the program that most participants did not expect was the camaraderie and support from their peers. The 30-minute group setting discussions provided a sense of belonging and social support and was so much more than discussing a health topic.
The City of Sparks Parks and Recreation Department has been offering senior Aquacise and senior H2O Fitness classes for the last 20+ years. For many, the classes are not only their exercise for the day, but their main source of social interactions.
Not long after moving to Minnesota, Deb was looking to make friends and find an exercise path that would keep her motivated and accountable. What she found was the Walk With Ease (WWE) program, designed for individuals wanting to increase physical activity engagement in a group setting.
So often, children lack a safe way to physically get to a summer recreation site, where they can eat healthy meals, participate in physical activity, and engage in social and emotional connections with their peers.
No one sits on the sidelines at the All Abilities Tri4Youth. For the second year, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District and FACT Oregon proudly hosted the safe, fun, fully-accessible race that emphasizes inclusion.
2018 Healthy Out-of-School Time grantee agency Chanute Recreation Commission in Chanute, Kansas, recently decided to get in the holiday spirit by cooking up a Thanksgiving-inspired meal using only Foods of the Month during their afterschool program.
Residents and visitors in Lake Havasu City, AZ, realize the importance of staying active. Through a new program called ‘Walk With Ease’ being offered by the Lake Havasu City Parks and Recreation Department, adults are improving their health by walking and socializing
Chautauqua County Parks Department partners with the Chautauqua County Health Department and Chautauqua County Office for the Aging to offer the Walk With Ease program to communities throughout Chautauqua County to encourage residents to energize and enjoy the great outdoors, while learning about safe and comfortable walking and strategies to overcome challenges to effectively manage arthritis.
Since 2014, City of Mustang (OK) Parks and Recreation Senior Center has been offering evidence-based physical activity programs targeted at older adults with chronic conditions.