Whenever people think of senior living, they cringe. Many do not want to be associated with the term senior living, yet everyone is aging with each passing day. Many associate senior living with boredom and losing one’s identity, but this does not have to be the case. Many people think that once you become a certain age, one can no longer have fun and enjoy life. This notion is misconstrued. Living in a senior living community could be the best decision a senior, and their loved ones, could ever make for the senior in question. Senior living communities provide both a safe and enjoyable community with one’s peers. Activities are not only limited to holiday dinners and bingo night. Seniors have a lot more time on their hands and are free to engage in many more activities compared to younger people.

With senior living, one has the opportunity to enjoy music and dances specifically organized for them to enjoy themselves. Seniors are encouraged to dress up for these events, and many opt for outfits that remind them of their younger years. The music played also starts all the way from the 40s to the current music such that one is spoilt for choice. A party is a party, and whether you are a senior or not, you are bound to enjoy yourself. Even though some may not be able to dance and move like they used to, the atmosphere creates a fun haven where seniors can share great memories from their heydays. Family members and friends can also be invited to participate in these events. 

For those who like to travel, bus tours are a great option. Seniors can take a bus tour of the city or their destination of choice to places such as museums. Many people enjoy looking at historical sites even if the town is not very large. How much more fun can it get? One can also travel long distance for those who are in good health to even undertake international travel to different tourist destinations. Travel gives these seniors the opportunity to learn and travel without worrying about being very mobile.

They can also go to the movies or the casino without the hassle of having to drive themselves. Oldies movies always bring back fond memories and are a ton of fun. If not, karaoke at the casino is also a lot of fun. People can perform solo or in teams and even dress up for such activities. Food and drinks can be provided even as they undertake these activities and so far I believe everyone likes good food and drinks in a relaxing environment.For those who prefer dinners, senior living communities are now bringing in gourmet chefs to cater to their fine dining needs.

For the more athletic seniors, one can golf, go bowling, go hiking, play tennis, swim, and enjoy the gym. Many senior living communities are paying close attention to the health and fitness needs of their members. Going on tour to engage in these sporting activities are also gaining momentum and seniors are now having more fun than most young people. If they are the more artistic kind, they can paint, create music, and many other activities to satisfy their artistic juices.

Senior living is no longer as boring as it used to be. With more time on their hands and their children having left the nest already, seniors are free to spend their latter years enjoying activities and experiences that they could not afford to before. The good thing is that one does not have to break the bank to enjoy these activities and social fulfillment is guaranteed with all these activities.
Written by The Village Of Bedford Walk, a senior living community in Columbia, MO.