5 Activities for Seniors in Lanham That Are Actually Fun

If you are nearing retirement age, or are already enjoying the retirement lifestyle, you may notice that many of your friends have headed to warmer climates. Many retirees choose to eliminate the risk of snow and ice, trekking to popular southern spots like Arizona and Florida. However, there is much to be said for choosing an area to retire that features a four-season environment, nearby cultural opportunities, and plenty of excellent restaurants. 

Lanham, Maryland may not immediately come to mind as a major retirement hotspot, but seniors living there know that they have diverse options of things to do, lovely weather, and educational opportunities close by. If you don’t believe us, check out a few of our favorite things for seniors to do in Lanham that are fun to enjoy alone or with visitors.

Try an Escape Challenge

One of the best features of living in Lanham is the close proximity to events and places in Washington, D.C. Less than a 30-minute drive or public transportation trip, Washington, D.C. is easily accessible for seniors and their visitors. For a fun challenge to enjoy as a group, try either of the two escape rooms located in the D.C. area. Solve clues to find keys that unlock more riddles as you try to find your way out of this scavenger hunt before the set time limit. This is a great time for a family visit or for a book club that is looking for a fun afternoon to spend together.

Enjoy the Greenbelt Farmers Market

Don’t miss fresh produce and delicious treats from local businesses at the Greenbelt Farmers Market. Open on Sundays from May until November, this market is sure to have a variety of local fruits and vegetables, as well as plenty of time to meet some of your neighbors. 

Annual Festivals

Lanham and the surrounding area boast many annual festivals throughout the year. For an early summer treat, be sure to check out the Greek Food Festival for a cultural—and delicious—way to spend a weekend. 

Catch a Game

In the summer, enjoy America’s pastime by catching a baseball game. The Bowie Baysox stadium is nearby and has excellent play in a laid-back and festive atmosphere. There are even special prices and events for seniors that sometimes include meals and entertainment.

Meet Friends

The Lanham area offers an excellent senior center, supported by the park district. Check out the monthly events to find something you enjoy, and take advantage of being able to drop in for programs as well as fitness centers throughout the area. The 60 and Better Club gives older adults the opportunity to experience many events and facilities in the Lanham area.

Lanham, Maryland is an ideal spot for retirement. Not only are residents close to Washington, D.C., there are plenty of activities locally that are sure to keep you busy. Fortunately, you can also take advantage of the Lanham area even if you require a bit more assistance with your daily tasks. Assisted living communities in Lanham, such as Arbor Terrace, offer engaging programs, an active lifestyle, and the extra care that gives residents peace of mind. Learn more about Arbor Terrace and come experience our community!

Jennifer Fenton

About the Author: Jennifer Fenton

Jennifer’s professional experience in senior care spans 20 years but her drive to serve seniors started when she was 5 volunteering at the local nursing home. After graduating from University of Maryland with a degree in Family Studies and Gerontology she began helping families through the transitioning to a community lifestyle. She has spent time as a Senior Care Counselor, Senior Living Advisor, Admissions Director and the Director of Community Relations in skilled nursing facilities and assisted livings. She is a Certified Senior Advisor and during her free time she enjoys volunteering with her daughter and her Pets on Wheels dog, Clementine.

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