Naples seniors don’t have to look far to find opportunities to learn, play and socialize. Senior centers, nonprofit groups and other organizations offer programs designed to help seniors improve their quality of life through education and recreation.
Playing card games, board games, Mahjongg and more can help keep your mind sharp as you age. You can visit the Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) Naples Senior Center to enjoy mentally stimulating games along with weekly movie nights and group luncheons. The Collier Senior Resources Golden Gate Senior Center also helps to keep senior citizens engaged within their community by providing social and recreational programs for older adults. The facility offers services in English, Spanish and Creole.
Naples’ senior centers offer a variety of classes for older adults, including arts and crafts courses, computer literacy workshops, and job training programs. The Collier County Public Library also holds lecture-based seminars and hands-on technology courses for adults of all ages. Several universities throughout the Naples area offer in-depth continuing education programs for seniors, including the Hodges University Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning and the Florida Gulf Coast University's Renaissance Academy.
It’s important to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle as you age, and your local senior center can help you to do just that. The Naples JFCS and Golden Gate centers both schedule a variety of exercise classes for older adults throughout the week, including courses in Tai Chi, Zumba, Chair Yoga and more. Local gyms also strive to help seniors stay fit through course offerings such as:
Naples 24 Hour Fitness Active Aging Classes Greater Naples YMCA Adults in Motion (AIM) and aquatic fitness programs Addicted to Fitness exercise, balance and fall prevention classes for seniors Naples Family Fitness Senior Cardio and Senior Tone classes
Naples area adult performing groups give seniors of all ages the chance to show off their talent under the spotlight. Experienced musicians and singers can audition throughout the year to join the Naples Orchestra and Chorus, an ensemble of about 90 members that performs live for audiences across Collier County. If you enjoy dancing, you can take classes and participate in performances with the ReCreation Tappers of Southwest Florida.
Hanging out at your local senior center is a great way to meet other older adults in your area. Book clubs held by the Collier County Public Library also offer an opportunity for Naples seniors to meet others who share their taste in literature. Internet savvy seniors can go online to find a Naples area Meetup group that caters to adults over 50, from singles gatherings to networking clubs. Meetup groups give you the chance to make new friends who live nearby and share your unique interests.
If you are looking to see all of the best that Florida and its neighboring states have to offer, look no further than Best Group Tours. Based out of Naples, this company hires out buses for both day trips and overnight vacations. Best Group Tours also collaborates with Cruise and Travel Partners to bring seniors first class service to overseas destinations.
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