Even if you are a youngster! Senior Centers may have homemade crafts for sale for a reasonable price. They may have books, magazines, or jigsaw puzzles you can borrow. They may offer classes for free, also.
They are also a 'fount' of information, a good resource to know about.
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Free Gym or Fitness Center Memberships for Seniors
Ask if you can receive a free gym membership through the Silver Sneakers program that comes with some health care programs for seniors. Programs may offer memberships at Ys, commercial gyms, or senior centers. Programs differ nationwide & consider you a "senior" at different ages.
Luckily my Silver Sneakers program is good at a very new & well-equipped Y which is only 12 minutes from home. Things might be different in other areas, but my Y is less crowded in the late morning or early afternoon because many people stop there on the way to or from work..
We just moved cross country & to acquaint myself with places I think I'll want to frequent I've taken a small notebook into which I tape coupons, ads & other items of interest I cut out of the local paper. I have them in sections like Restaurants, Thrift Stores, Medical, Shopping, Pets, Attractions, etc.
I know I'll be needing a doctor (plus a few specialists), a dentist, hairdresser, vet, etc. When I see ads for those types, into the appropriate section they go. When new coupons come in, I just tape them over the old coupons. I even have a section for Yard/Patio/Estate Sales, which is helping me
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