Top Activities for Seniors in Austin

By Caring Senior Service

Austin, TX, has so much more going for it than just bragging rights as the Lone Star State's capital. It is a city that embraces technology, culture, and music, which makes for a diverse mix of people. Seniors are a thriving population in Austin because of activity and care options geared toward maintaining a healthy lifestyle for this generation. Here are just a few of the activities Austin offers to seniors. 

Explore Nature

Spend time visiting some of the unique outdoor opportunities available to you. Go with a friend and just enjoy the fresh air and exercise while you learn something new. You'll leave in a better mood. A few options here include the Zilker Botanical Garden. This is a garden lover's paradise.

Wander through the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, rose gardens, and Pioneer Village. If you decide to take your grandchildren, they might enjoy the Children's Garden. There are also educational opportunities available. Admission is nominal. 

While this stop, admittedly, is not for everyone, Austin Bats provides a unique and albeit somewhat unnerving glimpse into nature as the bats fly out at night. This urban bat colony is the largest in North America, and it's located under the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge.

If you love nature, you will thoroughly enjoy all that McKinney Falls State Park has to offer. It's a great place to walk, swim, picnic, and fish. There are also special programs and events as well fishing workshops. 

Senior Days 

Many of the local movie theaters offer senior discounts for certain showings. One choice that may appeal to you is the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, which offers their draught house foods and cocktails with movie night. It's a unique way to spend an evening with friends. 

The Austin Parks & Recreation Department is a wealth of information, services, and programs for seniors. Whether your dream's been to learn line dancing, or you'd prefer the gentle art watercolor, there's a class for you. Volunteer, meet new people, learn something new, and simply enjoy yourself. 

Caring Senior Service can help aging loved one enjoy all of these activities safely. Contact us for more information about our senior care services.