Red Deer, Alberta, is a beautiful city about halfway between Calgary and Edmonton, where we have an assisted-living community offering residential care called The Hamlets at Red Deer. In today’s blog, we will talk about some of the great summer activities that are available for seniors in and around Red Deer.
Red Deer River
The Red Deer River runs right through the middle of Red Deer, and the river is an obvious place to mention for senior-appropriate activities. Several parks border the river, including McKenzie Trails Park, Three Mile Bend, Bower Ponds, and Maskepetoon Park. In these parks, you can walk, run, bike ride, and go fishing. (Be sure to get a valid fishing license if you want to fish.)
More ambitious seniors can swim, canoe, kayak, and paddleboard. The river is a relaxing way to spend a few minutes or a whole afternoon. There is something very soothing about being near water, and the summer is the best time to enjoy it.
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame
If it’s hot outside and you are looking for something indoors, visit the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. The museum covers 7,000 square feet with over 16,000 artifacts related to Alberta sports history. The museum is on Highway 2, open seven days per week, and offers a discounted admission fee for seniors.
Are you a golfer by any chance? Within 20 miles of Red Deer, there are about 23 golf courses. And summer is definitely the best time to play. Golf is a great activity for seniors because it is exercise but not as hard on the joints as something like running. Because Red Deer is an area of Aspen Parkland and rolling hills, the scenery is particularly nice for golfers.
These are just a few of many activities that would suit seniors in Red Deer during the summer. We have several activities in our community throughout the month and year to keep you busy and engaged. Come visit us at The Hamlets at Red Deer and discover why it is such a desirable place to live!