The purpose of life is to live it, with the luckiest among us uncovering the secrets to living it to its fullest. Throughout our lives, we have opportunities to explore the unknown and come face to face with new, richer experiences. For seniors, who often have the advantage of more free time on their hands, each new opportunity for adventure is something that should be embraced with gusto.
Why Adventure Shouldn’t End as We Age
The world around us is full of experiences. We often long to explore and soak up a little adventure, but the very basics of human nature means we tend to stay close to home and take care of the necessity of daily living. When life is busy and hectic, adventure often gets put on the back burner.
For seniors, who are past retirement age and have moved beyond the daily responsibilities of caring for families, the world becomes a blank slate. It isn’t too late to seek out adventure in our senior years. In fact, you could easily argue that this is the best time of life for seeking out new, rich life experiences.
How Do We Define Adventure?
The word adventure isn’t synonymous with traveling the world. Certainly, world travel offers plenty of life enriching activities, but true adventure can be found much closer to home. For seniors living in retirement homes or independent living, extended travel might be out of reach both financially and physically. It’s important that seniors see the world around them for all that it has to offer and seek out those everyday opportunities for adventure that exists near their homes and in their communities.
For instance, a trip to the opera or theatre can provide a nice dose of cultural adventure. Maybe traveling to a far-off destination is out of the question, but what about visiting a local restaurant that features cuisine from worldly destinations? Maybe a day of antiquing or learning more about the community by visiting local attractions is in order. These are just a few of the ways that seniors can live life to the fullest by soaking up a little local adventure.
A trip to the theatre, a museum, library, arboretum or other local attraction can provide intellectual and social adventure and engage the imagination.
Supporting the Adventure Seekers in the Senior Population
At Lexington Square, we believe that life’s adventures only continue to get better as we age. There’s so much out there for seniors to explore, which is why we’re committed to doing our part in providing opportunities for adventure and exploration in the community. Our community planners are hard at work, planning trips and on-site events that excite our residents and add a little touch of adventure to their lives.
Reach Out to Lexington Square to Learn More
Our senior communities are designed to support an exceptional quality of life for all our residents. We’re committed to providing enrichment activities for all our residents. We’d like to invite you to learn more about our independent living and assisted living facility. Contact Lexington Square and let us show you everything we can offer your loved one today.