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The Many Benefits of Being Active in Your Local Senior Center

Too often in life we find excuses that limit us from reaching our fullest potential and getting the most out of the time we have. We find reasons to not do the things that are good for our mind, body, and soul, just because we’re getting older. Rather, we do things to simply turn around the clock, that make us fall into a routine and don’t really give us the purpose or happiness we desire because we think: “I’m way too old for that” or “I don’t have time for that.”

Now’s the time to put an end to the excuses and start believing in the fact that age is just a number. Life is too short to bypass opportunities such as becoming active in your local senior center. There are several benefits to getting involved in the programs and events at your local senior center.

1. Social Events

There is always an opportunity to attend social events and meet other seniors. Aside from fundraising events, your local senior center could also host many educational and recreational classes that allow you to connect with others while having fun.

Social Events

2. Exercise/Gym

Keeping up with exercise is important at any age. Let’s talk about just some of the benefits of exercise alone:

  • Improves strength and mobility

  • Enhances mood

  • Enhances cognitive proficiency

Your local senior center could offer a workout room as well as many health and wellness classes. Exercising is good for your health and provides another chance to socialize with others.


3. Art/Crafts

Hone your creative skills at your local senior center by participating in arts and crafts classes. Art is a form of self-expression that allows you to convey your own ideas and feelings through a number of mediums. Some of the activities you might find at the center could be:

  • Watercolor Painting

  • Oil Painting

  • Knitting

  • “Make your own” crafts (birdfeeders, ornaments, jewelry, etc.)

  • Flower Arranging

  • Silk Painting and Stitching​

Arts and Crafts

4. Technology

Need to do some research? Or maybe you just want to learn how to use a computer and know your way around it? Your local senior center might provide a computer lab with free access to Wi-Fi. If they do, they may offer computer classes for those who would like to learn as it’s never too late to, no matter your age.

These are only some of the benefits to becoming active at your local senior center. Becoming an active member will help you enhance your lifestyle and overall health and wellness so if you’re interested in being active at Brookletts Place, call us at 410.822.2869 for more information.

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