Fun Senior Activities in Scottsdale, AZ

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Senior Activities and Services in Scottsdale

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on December 12, 2014

Most of us think it would be great to never work again, but for retired seniors boredom can set in quickly. Keep your senior loved one healthy and active by encouraging participation in the local 65+ community. Scottsdale is full of activities and services for seniors looking to get out and about and fill their days with fun. Scottsdale Home Care Assistance put together this brief list of the best activities and services available to local seniors.

Games
– Bridge. If your senior loved one is a bridge player, both the Granite Reef and Via Linda Senior Centers have multiple, ABL sanctioned games ongoing throughout the week in addition to social bridge games. Fees apply for sanctioned bridge games.

– Billiards and Table Tennis. Both of the local Scottsdale senior centers have billiards rooms offering tournament quality equipment and tables. Drop-in billiards is free and open to the public. Table tennis times are schedule, but free and available to all levels of play.

– Senior Softball. Batter up! Senior softball is in full swing. Batting practice and games are held on Tuesday and Friday mornings at various fields throughout Scottsdale. Drop-in senior softball is free, and play is subject to field availability.

Arts
Both Scottsdale Senior Centers offer a wide variety art classes and workshops. Free art education programs are also offered through Scottsdale Public Art, Phoenix Art Museum, and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Seniors are also encouraged to attend social art events like art fairs and gallery shows.

Health and Wellness Services
Both senior centers provide walk-in weekly blood pressure screenings, and The Granite Reef Senior Center has partnered with Concerned Citizens for Community Health to provide canes, walkers, wheel chairs, and other various medical equipment for a small monthly rental fee.  Seniors can also participate in the MATTER of BALANCE program designed to increase fitness and strength, improve balance, and decrease fear factors.

Having a senior loved one who enjoys keeping a full calendar can be tough on your personal to-do list. Find hourly or 24 hour live-in care in Scottsdale for your senior loved one and make sure he or she is as active and social as they want to be. To learn about services available in your area, call Scottsdale Home Care Assistance at (480) 448-6215 to speak with a Care Manager. Our caregivers are put through an extensive background check, are bonded and insured for your safety, and receive ongoing training on the best care practices.