Gilbert is full of various activities for seniors and offers activities for everyone. Choose from a wide array of activities including fitness classes, recreation classes, games, travel, community service, or learning opportunities. Your calendar will be bursting with life just like you in your retirement.
If you are looking for more laid back fun like games and chatting with friends, join the small town feel of the Gilbert Community Senior Center. Choose from card games, crafts, painting classes, movies, bingo, and bunko. There are also lunch programs available for seniors. You can even watch your favorite show with others in the lobby if you wish to have a laid-back outing. There are also dances to help you fill your evenings with fun and adventure.
Chandler-Gilbert Community College offers New Adventures in Learning to adults who are retired or nearing retirement. These classes consist of diverse and changing topics to keep the mind active and challenged. These fun classes do not include tests, and you will not be graded. It’s all about the learning! Classes include lectures, discussion groups, computer classes, and field trips. The Maricopa County Library also offers you classes on foreign languages, writing, US Citizenship, and reading.
The City’s Recreation Center offers a wide variety of fitness classes including Yoga, chair exercise, Zumba, Tai Chi, and dancing. If you enjoy a nice walk to exercise and chat, check out the Active Older Adult Walking Group. In nearby communities, you can look into the Senior Olympics that specializes in programs and activities that keep older adults physically, mentally, and socially fit.
Not only will you make a difference in your community, but you will feel pride, satisfaction, and accomplishment by helping others. Keep your mind active and refreshed. The City of Gilbert has some opportunities for volunteer work and a listing of various organizations within the community. You can share what you have learned in your lifetime with others.
If you wish to find additional friends other than the ones at the recreation centers, there are specialized groups on Meetup. Here you can find groups of singles, senior dancers, walking clubs, and more. There is an Active Over 50 Club that meets for Happy Hour, meals, and other social events. The Solo Seniors of the East Valley is not a dating service but is a group of single, widowed, or divorced seniors over 55 with activities focused mainly in the East Valley.
The Gilbert Senior Center has numerous short day trips available to you if you wish to see and experience the city and surrounding areas. If you wish to see the world, there are groups for that too! Phoenix International Travel Meetup offers adventures for all ages to places. The group gets together to meet and plan two fun trips a year based on everyone’s input.
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