For seniors living at home, it can be a struggle to stay active and socially stimulated. Activity is a key component to keeping seniors engaged and healthy. Fortunately, Phoenix, Arizona, operates 15 senior centers throughout the city that provide a vast array of recreational and educational activities geared toward the older adult. The centers are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
All of the centers offer a congregate lunch each day. The lunch is provided free of charge, although donations are accepted. Each center also hosts monthly birthday celebrations, exercise and art classes, and a variety of other activities and games to engage seniors and allow for much needed socializing and fun.
Some examples of scheduled trips and events include:
- Herberger Lunch Time Theater trip -Devonshire Senior Center
- A trip to a Diamondbacks baseball game -Adam Diaz Senior Center
- Autumn Moon Festival and a trip to the Phoenix Federal Reserve -Chinese Senior Center
- Fall Dance -Deer Valley Senior Center
- Mall Walk at the Paradise Valley Mall -Shadow Mountain Senior Center
There are also ongoing programs at all the senior centers that include games such as bridge, bingo and mahjong; health and education programs such as free health screening and lectures; classes including drawing, ceramics, and language; as well as support and discussion groups.
These Phoenix senior centers provide a wealth of opportunities and programs for seniors of all levels of ability throughout the city. They are a great resource when looking for fun, stimulating and appropriate activities for seniors this fall.
If your aging parent or loved one needs encouragement when it comes to socializing and assistance with transportation, one of the hourly caregivers in Phoenix at Home Care Assistance will surely fit the bill. Our trained and experienced caregivers are available at any hour of the day or night to assist Phoenix seniors in need.
For more information about how one of our hourly or 24/7 caregivers could be of assistance, please call Phoenix Home Care Assistance today at 602.388.1085.