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Activities Aging Adults can Enjoy in San Mateo

No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else- Katharine Graham

Now that you're older, your whole life has transformed from working eight hours a day to wondering what you’ll do with all this spare time. Getting old or retiring does not mean your life has come to an end. It actually implies that you’re finally free to do things you wished for when you were younger.

Making your Golden Years Count

The county of San Mateo leaves no stone unturned when it comes to taking care of its older citizens. There are several administrative groups that work to develop interactive and dynamic activities for the elderly to help them maintain an active lifestyle. From recreational parks to tax assistance, computer classes, and much more, the county is a great place for you to grow old.

Classes for Creativity

Using creative art for expression is one of the best ways to enrich your body, mind and spirit. The county provides several creative outlets programs specifically for the elderly.

Knitting: Knitting is one of the oldest ways of meditating while being creative. During these classes, you not only learn a new pastime but also make friends by interacting with like-minded individuals.

Crochet: It’s remarkable what a ball of yarn and a hook can create. Once you’ve learned basic crochet, you will be able to design an infinite variety of beautiful items such as garments, accessories, home decor or baskets. Imagine creating blankets for your grand kids to give them a memory for a lifetime.

Ceramics: Working with clay is known to be a great stress reliever. From basic pottery wheel to “coffee and clay” classes, every class is designed for a certain skill set and style of ceramics.

Fitness Classes

San Mateo also offers several fitness classes designed specifically for the elderly. These are taught at a slower pace to make sure they suit your strength levels.

Dance Programs

The Adult Dance Program is an amalgamation of several dance forms taught in a non-competitive and supportive environment. The classes are supervised by professionals and experienced staff.

The main aim of these classes is to:
  • Help you develop flexibility, strength, and poise.
  • Help you make friends.
  • Assist you in finding new ways for self-expression.

Golf

Parks and recreational facilities in San Mateo offer affordable golf opportunities for adults. The county’s intention behind encouraging golf among seniors is to keep them fit. The many benefits of golfing include,
  • Walking four to six miles
  • Burning around four hundred calories per hour
  • Improving your upper body strength and flexibility

Using San Mateo’s Commutation Services

Although there are no boundaries to what you can learn at every age, growing old does come with certain restrictions. For instance, you may have trouble driving around once you cross 60. This, however, does not mean you have to depend on others to take you to your classes. San Mateo boasts of several non-medical transportation companies offering well-equipped vans designed to cater to non-emergency needs of seniors. These vehicles can be hired for a variety of reasons such as, attending fitness and creative classes, grocery shopping, attending doctor appointments, and much more.

With the right activities and adaptive equipment, you can remain active throughout your life. Though you may need to make certain adjustments with time, there is no reason you cannot enjoy different games, hobbies and a good lifestyle.

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