Being bored in Irving should not happen with all the activities available to you. With so many things to choose from including games with friends, traveling the world, Yoga, and fitness classes, you may have a hard time choosing what to do versus finding what to do.
Heritage Senior Center is a 40,000 square-foot facility bursting with fun. There is a billiards game facility or you can play Bingo on Thursday mornings. You can also sign up for the lunch program to get a hot lunch and eat with some friends. This center has a library, craft room, and fully equipped fitness room. Be sure to check out their publication, Heritage Herald, so you don’t miss a beat. You’ll find more arts and crafts at the other Dallas County Senior Centers.
The library is a great source for learning opportunities including book clubs, learning a new language, practicing sign language and more. If you wish to engage in other scholarly discussions, Aaron Family Jewish Community Center offers weekly programs for seniors including “College on the Couch” continued learning sessions. There are also classrooms at the Heritage Senior Center.
The City’s Recreation Center offers a wide variety of fitness classes including Zumba, Pilates, aerobics, stretch, and tone, and classes geared toward medical conditions such as Tai Chi for arthritis. Be sure to check out dances on Tuesday nights. There are other line-dance nights at The Aaron Family JCC on Fridays. SilverSneakers also allows seniors to work out at local facilities for free.
Here is a great article about all the dancing opportunities available. You can see that dancing is fun in the many Dallas County senior centers. Want to join a show and audition? Check out the Spectacular Senior Follies. They put together a large production every fall with talented senior dancers, singers, orchestras and more.
The Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services stated that older adults might have experienced a boost in their health through volunteering which may have motivated them to continue volunteering. The Senior Source offers volunteer opportunities for active older adults to take on roles of mentors, coaches, or just companions to people in need. Don’t worry; there is something that will fit your schedule. You will be assessed to find the opportunities that best utilizes your interests and talents.
You will certainly make friends at the recreation centers, but there are also Meetup groups for senior singles in Irving. There are other groups just to hang out. LGBT seniors and friends can also check out the “Senior Moments” social gatherings hosted by Resource Center Dallas.
The Garland Senior Center offers day trips and other travel opportunities multiple times each month. If you wish to travel further, Dallas-based Celebration Senior Magazine sponsors trips on a cruise or other US destinations. The Dallas/Fort Worth International Adventure Travel Club offers group travel to all ages including seniors. They have trips posted such as Costa Rica, Morocco, and Peru along with others.
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