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7 Spring Activities For Seniors In Seattle | Fedelta Home Care, Seattle WA
May 03, 2022
7 Spring Activities For Seniors In Seattle
Now that Spring has arrived, it’s time to come out of hibernation and enjoy the many wonderful activities that Seattle has to offer. Having fun doesn’t need to break the bank. In fact, there are a lot of free and inexpensive ways to experience Seattle.
If you’re a senior in the Seattle area, this Spring might be a great time to consider utilizing senior companion care. Home care Seattle experts know how important getting out of the house is, but that can be difficult for seniors if your family lives far away or works at peak Seattle exploration hours. Fedelta’s home care agency can introduce you to a trusted and fun senior companion who can help organize, drive and hang out while you experience the riches of the city. Homecare doesn’t just mean care at home. A senior companion can take you all over the city. Here’s a list of seven inexpensive Spring activities for seniors in Seattle.
1. Take A Drive Through The Arboretum’s Upper Loop Road.
The Arboretum’s upper loop road has specifically been opened for people who want to enjoy nature, but can’t physically hike all the challenging trails in the area. The road was opened for people with disabilities, parents with young children, people recovering from injuries/surgery, and seniors! You won’t need a disability permit to enjoy this area. The drive is scenic, so you’ll really get a great taste of Mother Nature in the Seattle area.
2. Spend A Day Immersed In Airplanes At The Museum Of Flight
The Museum of Flight is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. You’ll be immersed in aircrafts from both the sky and space! Check out one or more of the museum's in-depth exhibits, like Untold Stories: World War II at 75 or the Bush Pilots of Alaska exhibit. According to the website, the museum usually hosts Free First Thursdays, but that has been suspended for the time being due to COVID-19. Thankfully, you can still get a great rate with a senior discount.
3. Take A Casual Stroll Around Olympic Sculpture Park
The Olympic Sculpture Park is “an award-winning nine-acre sculpture park on the waterfront” making it the largest green space in Seattle. You would think such a highly acclaimed place would cost money, but it’s completely free! Take a stroll around to see all of the artfully crafted statues. The park opens thirty minutes before sunrise and closes thirty minutes after sunset, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore.
Must-See Olympic Sculpture Park Artists
- Mark di Suvero’s “Schubert Sonata” - 1992
- Louise Bourgeois’ “Father And Son” - 2005
- Louise Bourgeois’ “Eye Benches 1” - 1996-1997
- Richard Serra’s “Wake” - 2002-2003
- Roxy Paine’s “Split” - 2003
- Roy McMakin’s “Love & Loss” - 2005-2006
- Alexander Calder’s “The Eagle” - 1971
- Jaume Plensa’s “Echo” - 2011
- Mark Dion’s “Neukom Vivarium” - 2006
4. Play Tourist At Pike Place Market
What’s better than being a tourist in your own city? If you’ve never tried it, it’s quite fun to experience your city from a more touristy perspective. Pike Place is a great place to start. Take in the view, while you browse coffee shops, flower stands and don’t forget to enjoy plenty of tasty food. Stop for lunch at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese or Pike Place Chowder for a fresh and delicious meal.
5. Admire The Greenery At Volunteer Park Conservatory
Spring is the best time to explore conservatories, because many of the flowers will be in full bloom inside and out! Volunteer Park Conservatory is no exception. Admire plants from all around the world during your walkthrough. Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses! Admission is only four dollars per adult. Free admission on the first Thursday and Saturday of each month has been temporarily suspended, but will hopefully be back soon.
6. Boat Watch At The Ballard Locks
Pack a picnic and watch the boats sail by at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, better known as the Ballard Locks. You’ll see countless boats as they are lowered in and out of the waterways. This area is wheelchair accessible and a perfect way to spend a morning. If you have fun at the locks during the Spring, make sure you return in July through September to watch the salmon migrate.
7. Spend Some Time Among Books At The Seattle Public Library
Whether you’re an avid reader or not, the Seattle Public Library is a pretty incredible place to visit. With stunning architecture, you’ll find yourself immersed in books and among friends. The Seattle Public Library offers programs with seniors in mind. You can join a bookclub or take a class on tracing your genealogy. Maybe you’d like to learn more about how to use technology as a beginner, so you can keep up with your grandkids better. When you stop by, be sure to ask about the free programs for seniors.
Talk to your family about getting a senior companion. Even if you only schedule a Seattle outing once a month, it can make all the difference to have something to look forward to.