Socialization is an important part of life at any age, and it becomes even more crucial in the golden years. Seniors looking for new friendships and exciting activities to participate in should check out this list of local meetup events, brought to you by the Grand Rapids, MI, 24-hour care professionals at Home Care Assistance.
1. Grand Rapids Free Yoga
Founded in 2015, this group is for individuals who want to take steps in leading a healthier lifestyle. They meet every Thursday for a sitting yoga class at the Park Church at 10 East Park Place NE from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. It’s the ideal exercise meetup for seniors of all fitness levels, even those with physical challenges. In this safe and caring class, your aging loved one will use a chair to help gently move his or her body to cultivate balance, posture, and flexibility.
2. Grand Rapids Hiking and Adventure Group
Founded in 2008, this group is for people who love outdoor adventures. They meet every Wednesday from 12pm to 1:30pm to hike the Provin Trails at 2900 4 Mile NE. This moderate trail is the ideal place for seniors looking to walk, talk, and explore the woods with new friends. The group meets in the parking lot at noon, and dogs are also welcome to join the hike.
3. Leisure Luncheon
The Calgary Church at 707 East Beltline offers weekly gatherings where your loved one can connect and socialize with others his or her age. From now through June of 2017, they are hosting a 55-plus Leisure Luncheon event the first Monday of every month. Lunch costs $7 per person, and the event gives your loved one the opportunity to join the community and enjoy a delicious meal and wonderful conversation.
4. The Mishmash
Founded in 2015, this event is for people who just want to build new friendships and have fun doing indoor and outdoor activities like playing card games and going dancing. They host a beginner country line dance class every Monday night at 6pm at the American Legion Boat and Canoe Club at 401 Northeast North Park Street. Your loved one can have fun learning new dance steps while making friends.
Make sure you loved one has the support he or she needs to attend social events by reaching out to Home Care Assistance. Our caregivers can provide transportation, assist with mobility, bathing, and grooming, and help with many other daily tasks. To learn more about the in-home senior care Grand Rapids, MI, families trust, call one of our experienced Care Managers at 616-243-0835 today.