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Falling in Love with Your Community Again

Falling in Love with Your Community Again

In the last edition of Maturity Matters, we discussed the need to feel connected, engaged, and valued throughout every life stage, especially as we transition into later years. Whether you want to be challenged, entertained, inspired, or in-service of others, most communities have a menu of options to entice and invite.  We have included a sampling of some of the ways we can participate and share throughout our lifetime. Social Engagement Local Senior Centers:  For those who want to get-together, connect and have a good time.   These centers offer a variety of social programs including luncheons, informal get-togethers, games and classes, as well as a variety of activities and group outings to local events and attractions. Community Service Clubs: Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, etc. are not typically age-specific, and provide an excellent opportunity to meet and affiliate with other service-minded people who are looking for fellowship while helping their community. Organized Sports Be active!  From tennis to hockey, softball to pickleball, there are local clubs and organizations looking for new members to join in the love of the game.  Dust off your old equipment, or purchase new, you may be surprised by the age groups enjoying the love of sport again or anew. Community Recreation Centers   Swimming pools, outdoor courts and fields, gym classes and computer classes, there is something for everyone!  Community rec centers promote active and healthy lifestyles by offering a variety of recreational, cultural, and learning programs to all age groups, with specialty programs for seniors identified.  Seasonal and regular programs are promoted throughout the year.   Cultural Activities   Join a choir, local ensemble or...