Local recreational centers and community groups help Chandler seniors to stay active as they age. From card games to fitness classes, Chandler offers countless opportunities for retirees to exercise and socialize.
Active Adult Programs at the Chandler Senior Center give isolated older adults the chance to get out of the house on a regular basis and socialize with their peers. Seniors can catch up with friends over morning coffee, tea or hot chocolate at Koffee Klatch each day, or try out a new restaurant each month at Out to Lunch Brunch. Chandler Senior Center also organizes regular games of bingo, bridge, Bunco, cribbage, dominoes and more. Organized social outings include weekly bowling trips and monthly movie matinees.
If you’re looking for a day of entertainment and excitement, you can head down to Lone Butte Casino for the day to hit the slots or enjoy a game of bingo, poker, blackjack and other table games. Casino guests can also watch a live show or enjoy a variety of fine dining options.
The Chandler Senior Center, along with several recreation centers located around the city, offers a range of classes for older adults and retirees. Seniors over the age of 55 can participate in arts and crafts programs, cooking classes and language courses. Computer workshops for seniors are available at the Chandler Senior Center and the Chandler Public Library.
New Adventures in Learning is a Chandler-Gilbert Community College program that offers volunteer-based, peer-led educational opportunities for older adults. Diverse course offerings in the spring, summer and fall cover everything from world history to personal growth.
A number of local senior fitness options make it easy for Chandler retirees to stay in shape. Dance, yoga, pilates and Tai Chi classes at the Chandler Senior Center offer both high and low-intensity workouts designed to keep older adults healthy. The Snedigar Sportsplex and the Tumbleweed Recreation Center also offer fitness classes and adult sports leagues. Tennis players can drop by the Chandler Tennis Center at Tumbleweed Park for group tennis lessons, recreational leagues, tournaments and more.
If you and your friends want to play a round of golf, the Bear Creek Golf Complex offers daily discounts for senior visitors. The complex is made up of a practice area and two golf courses, including one 18 hole championship length course and an 18 hole executive length course. New players can participate in individual and group lessons taught by PGA professionals.
The Spice of Life Senior Variety Show is a Chandler area spectacular where adults over 50 can showcase their talents onstage. Show off your unique abilities or come see your friends and neighbors as they perform showstopping tunes, fabulous dance numbers and astounding magic tricks.
Are you having trouble finding new friends in your area? Online Meetup groups make it easy for older adults to get outside and socialize. Chandler locals can join groups that center around exercise, business, hobbies and other interests. Singles can get back into the dating scene by joining over 50 singles groups.
Local travel groups are a popular option amongst both married and single seniors who wish to travel the world after retirement. Chandler is home to groups such as the Chandler Travel Photography Meetup and Phoenix Travel Meetup, a group that organizes overseas tours, cruises and more.
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