Summer 2014 Activities for Seniors in Tampa Bay

senior friendly Tampa Bay activities
EasyLiving’s senior caregivers and concierge specialists are experts at coming up with fun activities and helping our clients stay engaged, active and healthy. Here we share some of our ideas to help you take advantage of all kinds of fun activities in Tampa Bay:

Check out the great local performing arts scene.
Ruth Eckerd Hall always has a great lineup and you can find their accessibility information as well as some other great activities on our Pinellas County/Tampa Bay Senior Indoor Activities post. Check out Tampa’s Straz Center for a wide array of shows. The St. Pete Opera Company has a performance of West Side Story on right now (through July 6th) and several of our clients enjoy concerts by the Florida Orchestra on a regular basis.

Take in a game.
Since the Tampa Bay Rays play indoors, you’ll never have to worry about the heat or rain ruining your plans. There is also great (and inexpensive) minor league baseball all over town, from the Dunedin Blue Jays to the Clearwater Threshers and the Tampa Yankees. Many teams offer senior specials or special events, so check their sites.

Go see some of the unique offerings of our area.
The Tampa Bay History Center has a special exhibit from June 14-August 17th of The Highwaymen. Here is a blurb about the exhibit:

Unable to show their work in local art galleries, a group of African American artists decided to take their art directly to the people. They sold their paintings featuring colorful Florida landscapes out of the trunks of their cars along Florida’s highways, usually for no more than $35. They worked collaboratively, sometimes finishing each other’s paintings, and employed a “fast painting” method that allowed them to produce hundreds of paintings. Dubbed “The Highwaymen” in the mid-1990s by art collector and critic Jim Fitch, works by these previously unknown, self-taught folk artists became highly sought after by private collectors, and galleries all over the world started exhibiting their work.

The Dali museum is an amazing treasure for us to have right here in Tampa Bay as well. They also host the “Our Town Conversations“, a monthly series of talks with local heroes about their visions, accomplishments and contributions to shaping the identity of our town.

Check out our other blog posts (type “activity” in to the blog search bar) for more unique Tampa Bay offerings, along with home-based activities that are great when the weather is at its hottest. During summer, you can still enjoy the outdoor beauty of Tampa Bay during the cooler times of day. Get out early for a walk along the beach or enjoy watching the sun set over the Gulf.

A special note: If you have active duty military in the family, several local museums are participating in the Blue Star initiative, offering free admission to active duty military and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

EasyLiving is here to help ensure that age, disease or disability do not affect our clients’ quality of life. Contact us for help arranging activities, elder companion services, senior travel and concierge services and more!