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Top Activities for Seniors in Columbus

By Alyssa Ball

Finding good family-friendly activities that seniors can enjoy with your whole family is easy to do in Columbus, OH. Depending on what your family enjoys, there are lots of seasonal outdoor activities in spring, summer and fall. We have researched activities that run throughout the year that most seniors will enjoy, and created a list that you can review with your loved ones. 

1. 50+ Sports

Columbus has an active 50+ senior activity center. One of the biggest group of activities they offer is the 50+ sports activities. You can join a league and play with other seniors just for fun. And your family can root for you in the stands. Learn more here.

2. Columbus or Franklin Country Park

There are some lovely parks for all ages, many with scheduled activities that seniors would love such as bird watching, trail walking, fishing and golf. Most of these activities are free, and fun to do with grandchildren. You can see a list of parks in Columbus here.

3. North Market

Ohio is rife with farmer's markets that feature local foods. Open since 1876, North Market is Columbus's largest farmer's market with dozens of local merchants and farmers. You can go for an hour or spend several hours browsing and tasting foods. There are several places to sit and people-watch while eating a meal. 

4. Franklin Park Conservatory

Seniors will love visiting the Franklin Park Conservatory with family. There are indoor and outdoor exhibits to visit throughout the year. Take your time and stroll through exhibits, eat a snack in the cafe or sit in the gardens. There is an admission fee of $15 for seniors. 

5. City of Bexley Senior Activities

The city of Bexley is a first-ring suburb of Columbus that sponsors several senior activities year round. You can sign up for their newsletter to find out about this month's activities. Previous activities include monthly 55+ lunches and group visits to cultural events. 

6. Columbus Historical Society

Visiting the Historical Society can especially meaningful for seniors, since many of the items on display will bring back memories for them. They will enjoy sharing these memories with family members and friends. A current exhibit is about WWI which many seniors like to read and watch movies about. They also run public city tours.

Caring Senior Service can help your aging loved one enjoy all of these activities. Learn more about our senior home care services