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When it comes to the perks of living in the Miami area, sunshine and gorgeous scenery accompany the many activities that seniors can participate in throughout the year. These activities range from outdoor adventures and relaxing beach getaways, to socializing and cultural events.
As seniors get older, it becomes increasingly important for them to get out of the house, socialize and remain active, especially if they are living alone. The Aventura and surrounding Miami area is the ideal place for seniors to experience both. Below, we’ve outlined just a few of the many activities for senior citizens in Miami, Florida.
Outdoor Activities in Aventura, Miami-Dade County
For adults over 55 years of age, Miami-Dade County Parks offers a program called Active Older Adults that encourages older adults to improve their overall health by incorporating regular exercise and mental activity into their lifestyle. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, older adults should get at least 2 ½ hours of exercise per week. The Active Older Adults program offers members a variety of options, including:
- Arthritis Intervention Program
- Walk4Life Walking Program
- Cardio Fit Plus
- Tai Chi Classes
Other outdoor activities for seniors in Aventura to take advantage of — and sustain an active lifestyle year-round — include trail running, biking, walking and hiking. The Oleta River State Park Trail, Everglades National Park Shark Valley Trail, Shark Valley Birdland’s Tamiami Trail to the Miccosukee Cultural Center and the Everglades National Park Bobcat Boardwalk Trail are just a few of the trails that seniors can utilize around Aventura.
Social and Cultural Activities in Aventura, Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County offers numerous choices for seniors to enjoy engaging social and cultural activities. Specialized senior centers include the Jack Orr Senior Center, Haitian American Senior Center and the Miami Gardens Senior Focal Point Center:
- Jack Orr Senior Center:Participants can enjoy cultural, educational and leisure activities.
- Haitian American Senior Center:Ideal for those living in and around Little Haiti, this center provides social, recreational and educational activities to the Haitian American senior population.
- Miami Gardens Senior Focal Point Center:Along with information and referral programs, this center is designed to serve both independent and homebound seniors. Recreational activities, educational programs and volunteer opportunities are just a few of the options available to seniors.
In addition to the centers listed above, Miami-Dade County offers a program known as the Golden Ticket program that enables seniors to attend free cultural activities and ride for free on Miami-Dade County’s mass transit system.
Active Home Care Companion Care Services
If you or a parent are older and living in the Aventura area but are concerned about doing these activities on your own, Active Home Care can help. Making sure seniors stay active is important. If you are caring for aging parents, it can be a challenge to look after them as well as maintain your own family and work responsibilities. Having the quality care to ensure your parents have what they need and are able to enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the Miami-Dade County area can lift the weight off your shoulders.
Active Home Care offers Companion Care Services so you or your loved one can still participate in all the activities available — without worrying about doing it alone. Our Companion Care, Personal Care and Live-In Services are available in:
- North Miami
- Coral Gables
- Miami Beach
- Key Biscayne
- Bal Harbour
- Cutler Bay
- Sunny Isles Beach
- North Miami Beach
Contact us today to learn more about our Companion Care Services.