Detroit might have had a less than perfect recent history, with the challenges facing the auto industry and its downtown architecture, but this city is on the rise again. The entrepreneurs, farmers, artists and substantial investors in Detroit are making this city the ideal place to live in and visit, a feeling that most seniors share. Here are some aspects about Detroit that make it perfect for seniors.
Games are fun and are a great way to spend time, but the board games and other outdoor games that seniors engage in help to boost their cognitive abilities even in their old age. Most games require alertness, mental flexibility, and remembrance of particular aspects, and repeated play improves a senior's cognitive alertness and content retention. The National Veterans Golden Age Games and the Michigan Senior Olympics are great avenues for seniors in Detroit to engage in various sports.
Learning has numerous advantages especially in old age because some professionals claim that a person's education level will likely affect his or her life expectancy. The more seniors learn new things including how to live healthier; the chances are that they will live longer. The Detroit Public Library offers computer literacy classes for all who are interested, while other organizations such as St Patrick's senior center offers programs that help seniors develop physically and psychologically.
Seniors in Detroit, who exercise regularly, are happier when compared to others who do not try to keep fit because exercise causes the release of endorphins which cause an individual to have positive moods and thinking. Group fitness programs provided by organizations such as the Henry Ford Health System and the Detroit Area Agency on Aging keep seniors focusing on a common goal which when achieved leads to a great feeling.
Older persons who know that they can dance have an opportunity to improve on their jazz, ballet, hip-hop or tap dancing skills or just have a great time at the Detroit Windsor Dance Academy, where they will get discounts just because they are seniors. However, for seniors who want to use their beautiful voices to make a difference in the lives of others, joining choirs like The Koinonias or the Madison Heights Senior Choir will be a great move.
Regardless of how old we become, our need to make friends is always there. Seniors interact with their age mates during the social activities that they engage in, and they form friendships that last a very long time. However seniors in Detroit can also make friends through different Meet-up groups whose primary purpose is just to socialize, or other groups that bring together seniors who share particular interests. The Lets (Seniors) Discuss group is a great group for seniors to exchange ideas on anything.
Travelling is always a great experience, which becomes even better when you do it with friends. Seniors usually have a lot of time on their hands, and they love to spend that time doing fun activities such as traveling. Instead of depending on tour companies to organize tours for seniors, individuals have taken the initiative to organize the tours themselves.
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