Local events and activities are the perfect opportunity for people over 65 to exercise their bodies and minds, and seniors in Phoenix looking for fun events taking place this autumn have much to choose from. Phoenix, AZ, senior care experts suggest a few local events your elderly loved one can participate in this coming fall.
Meet Me Downtown Phoenix: A Social Walk/Run Experience
Copper Blues at 50 West Jefferson Street will be hosting this social event, which will recur weekly on Monday evenings starting on October 3rd. Your loved one can get fit and make friends by joining the community for a social walk around the city. He or she can also shop locally, win prizes, and get discounts at select restaurants. Every participant will be given a route map.
The Great Pumpkin Festival
The Desert Botanical Garden at 1201 North Galvin Parkway is hosting this festival on October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. At this festival, seniors and their families can enjoy hayrides to the pumpkin patch, learn how to decorate a pumpkin, and visit the community garden to learn how vegetables and pumpkins grow. Your loved one can also boost his or her mood by meeting the cute farm animals and get some exercise while having fun dancing to live folk and country music. General admission for seniors 60 and older is $20.
Basic Painting Classes
The Devonshire Senior Center at 2802 East Devonshire Avenue is offering multimedia painting classes every Wednesday from October 26th to December 7th from 1pm to 4pm. Your loved one can learn easy watercolor techniques, use colored pencils, and combine methods by using acrylic paints on watercolor paper. He or she can also learn to paint wood, glass, and fabric surfaces. These rewarding classes can give your loved one a sense of pride and enhance his or her wellbeing. Each class costs $70.
Certified Local Fall Festival
On November 5th, this free fair presented by Local First Arizona will take place at Margaret T. Hance Park at 1134 North Central Avenue from 10am to 4pm. This event celebrates everything local to Arizona. Your loved one can shop from over 100 vendors and sample delicious food from local restaurants, and he or she can also participate in making various art and crafts projects, which are perfect for and sharpening the brain. This fair will also feature some of Arizona’s best musicians at the entertainment stage.
It’s important for seniors to get out of the house for some exercise and socialization, but some may need transportation to attend local events or a social companion to accompany them. At Home Care Assistance, our caregivers are available 24/7 to provide services such as these and help with a wide variety of tasks around the house as well. In addition to our respite and live-in care services, we also offer comprehensive Parkinson’s, stroke, and dementia home care Phoenix, AZ, seniors can count on. For more information, call one of our friendly Care Managers today at 602.388.1085.