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..
I go to the local rec. center with my husband after he gets home from work and we swim to the deep end of the pool and tread water while catching up with each other on our day. We are spending quality time together while getting our exercise in.
You would be surprised how many calories you burn treading water and it is easy on your joints.
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