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Out & About Senior Activities

At Seniorcorp, we believe social engagement and mental stimulation are important components to quality care. We encourage our caregivers and clients to seek activities outside the home to enjoy safely and successfully.

Seniorcorp, professional senior helpers in Virginia Beach, VA and the surrounding areas, has collected resources from all over South Hampton Roads for active seniors as well as those with physical or cognitive limitations. For those who are interested, we have compiled a list of places to go and things to do so that families and caregivers alike can plan more effectively how to get a senior loved one Out & About.

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“Physical and mental exercises are important factors to anyone’s well being, including the senior you now care for. Make a schedule and be more intentional about integrating physical and mental exercises into their daily activities. You and your client will both be the beneficiaries . . . for life!

Jacqueline Stenson
MSNBC Contributor, and

Top Ten Local Outings for Seniors and Their Caregivers

  1. Drive through First Landing State Park. You may stop and enjoy a picnic on a nice day!
  2. Go out for a movie and popcorn
  3. Visit an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art or the Chrysler Museum of Art
  4. Visit the Virginia Aquarium
  5. Have lunch at The Pagoda in Norfolk
  6. Ride the tram through Norfolk Botanical Gardens
  7. People watch on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk
  8. Visit the Battleship Wisconsin or take a Harbor Cruise
  9. Explore a farmer’s market and try new foods
  10. Read up on the area’s local history and then go visit an historical site

If you are unsure, call ahead to determine handicap accessibility. Plan for frequent rests and locate the restrooms when you arrive. A little preparation will ensure your outing is very enjoyable!

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Get more ideas by visiting these website listings of local attractions

  • PrimePlus Norfolk Senior Center (Former location of the Jewish Community Center – JCC) Numerous activities for Active Adults are posted on their website. Seniorcorp client receive a free day-pass that includes lunch. Phone: 625-5857 Address: 7300 Newport Ave #100, Norfolk, VA 23505
  • Forever Young Senior Centers (Va Beach Recreation Centers —Multiple Locations) Numerous activities at the various rec center locations are posted on the city’s website.
  • Tidewater Arts Outreach (live, quality music and arts experiences for seniors) Music and arts activities are posted on their website. Phone: 965-5155
  • Virginia Beach “Free and Almost Free Events” (multiple locations throughout VA Beach) Places to visit and things to do are posted on their website.
Thought for
the day . . .

We do not stop exercising because we grow old—
we grow old because we stop exercising.

– Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Cooper Institute

Three of the area’s finest Senior Communities have opened their doors to Seniorcorp’s clients and caregivers to participate in all their events, outings, and activities.

These events provide a great way for you to stay engaged and active; plus they’re a lot of fun. Most activities are free of charge, but some may involve a nominal fee. Please visit the websites or call the numbers shown below for a monthly schedule of activities at each senior community, and always be considerate and let them know ahead of time if you plan to visit.

  • Atria Senior Living
    Monthly activities are posted on their website.
    Phone: 496-8001
    Address: 1628 Old Donation Parkway, Va Beach, VA 23454
  • Brookdale Virginia Beach
    Monthly activities are posted on their website.
    Phone: 877-766-2067
    Address: 965 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help
    Monthly activities are posted on their website.
    Phone: 495-4211
    Address: 4560 Princess Anne Road, Va Beach, VA 23462

Note: If you find other interesting activities and events for seniors in Hampton Roads and would like for us to add them to our list, please let us know by calling Seniorcorp at 640-0557!