April Showers? Here Are 10 Fun Indoor Activities for Seniors
April showers bring May flowers, but they can also limit your social outings, especially during a long streak of rainy days. Independent living makes those rainy days a little easier, with plenty of social activities for seniors to do without leaving the community. Living at Aberdeen Heights also gives you easy access to lots of spring activities in Kirkwood, MO, and the surrounding area. Explore these 10 options for indoor senior activities to keep yourself engaged and social.
1. Wellness Center
Residents of Aberdeen Heights have access to many on-site amenities that offer plenty of ways to stay busy on any rainy day. One of those options is the wellness center, complete with an indoor pool. Take an aqua class, swim some laps in the pool or join our water volleyball team. The center has lots of fitness equipment and offers instructor-led courses where you can work on your fitness and friendships.
2. Arts and Crafts
Residents have access to an arts-and-crafts room that can add a little creativity to rainy days. Our Art is Ageless program provides classes and events throughout the month to nourish the artistic spirit. Your work can even be part of community art exhibits for others to enjoy. If you want to turn it into a social event, consider an informal club with fellow crafters, and meet regularly to work on new projects.
If you prefer woodworking as your form of creative expression, the community features a woodworking shop. You can spend rainy spring days here creating something new for your apartment or as a gift. Some seniors are hesitant to move to a senior living community because they worry they'll have to give up hobbies, such as woodworking. Aberdeen Heights makes it easier to keep up lifelong passions.
Rainy spring days are the perfect time to challenge your fellow residents to a friendly competition. Our card and club room is one option for gathering with friends for fun and conversation. Grab a deck of cards, play your favorite board game or challenge someone to a game in the billiards room.
5. Scheduled Activities & Learning Opportunities
If you're not sure what you want to do, check out the schedule of activities for Aberdeen Heights residents. Something is always happening, from Bible study to art classes. Residents can enjoy a variety of special entertainment options throughout the week as well.
Our Just Ask Lifelong Learning series offers educational seminars on a range of topics to promote continued learning and engagement. Attending these programs is a good way to foster curiosity, connect with others and provide substance for continued discussion and conversation.
6. Off-Site Trips
Off-site trips for Aberdeen Heights residents offer great social activities for seniors. You can join fellow residents on regular outings throughout the month. The options change but often include concerts, performances and dinners at local restaurants. Check the schedule on the next rainy day to see if any excursions are planned.
7. Local Museums
St. Louis senior living keeps you close to many world-class museums that make great rainy-day activities. Gather a group of your friends, and head to one of these popular options:
- National Museum of Transportation
- St. Louis Science Museum
- St. Louis Art Museum
- Field House Museum
- Missouri History Museum
Explore the museums that match your interests or offer new learning opportunities when you need a rainy-day activity.
Aberdeen Heights features an on-site library, where residents can browse available titles. The fireplace in the library makes it especially cozy on rainy spring days. If you want a different selection of books, the Kirkwood Public Library is less than 2 miles away from the community. The public library offers book clubs for adults along with several events, such as speakers, trivia nights and book signings. You can even participate in craft events and crafting groups at the library.
Take in performances on-site at Aberdeen Heights or nearby venues. On-site performances often include musicians, singers and dancers. The Kirkwood Performing Arts Center hosts a range of performances nearby. Beyond the community, seniors can take in shows from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra or see performances at other venues, including the Stifel Theatre, the Fabulous Fox Theatre and the Sheldon Concert Hall. These venues welcome a variety of acts, from musicians and comedians to plays and musicals.
10. Pampering Treatments
Having a home spa day in your independent living apartment can help boost your mood on a gloomy, rainy day. Invite friends from the community to join you to make it a social event. Aberdeen Heights has an on-site beauty and barbershop, so you can schedule an appointment as part of your pampering day.
Schedule a Visit
Aberdeen Heights makes it easy to stay busy on rainy spring days. The numerous on-site amenities offer variety, so everyone can find something they enjoy. If you're interested in seeing the independent living community features for yourself, give us a call at 314-909-6066 to schedule a tour.