Looking for fun activities to keep seniors loved ones engaged? There’s lots to do around Waco for seniors and their families. Here are just a few of the activities that we recommend!
We can’t talk about Waco without mentioning Chip and Joanna Gaines. These house flippers put Waco, TX, on the map. They have a shopping complex called Magnolia Market in downtown Waco. This is a great place to do a little shopping, grab a bite to eat, or spend some time outdoors. However, it can get crowded during the weekend, so plan accordingly.
Dr. Pepper Museum
Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco! So, if you or a loved one is a fan of this drink, you’ll enjoy the Dr. Pepper Museum. You can make sodas, taste sodas, explore the history of Dr. Pepper, and more at this attraction. Museums make a great choice in the hot summer months because they are air conditioned.
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Waco is also home to the nation’s first and only recorded evidence of Columbian mammoths. There are fossils from the ice age on display at the Waco Mammoth National Monument. This activity does require some walking, but it is a great educational opportunity to see a giant piece of history. The price is reasonable too at just $5 for adults ages 62 and older.
Waco Suspension Bridge
If you’re looking for a free attraction in Waco, check out the suspension bridge. It spans the Brazos River and is a gorgeous piece of architecture. Seniors can enjoy walking across the bridge, sitting near it and watching the water, or having a picnic near the bridge.
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame
Another museum that seniors may enjoy is the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. This museum presents artifacts from Texas Rangers, an icon of the American West. Admission for seniors is only $8, and the museum is open every day except for Christmas, New Year's Day, and Thanksgiving.
If you or an aging loved one needs help enjoying any of these activities, our professional caregivers are here to help. Reach out to our team to learn more.