As one gets older, they tend to think about what life may look like. What will my housing situation be? What are the things that I can do to occupy my time? How will I get around? These are just some of the questions one may have.
Thankfully Red Deer has many things to offer for those who are in the retirement phase of their life. There are many condos, apartments and townhouses available to those who are wanting a smaller place, don’t want to do the yard work anymore and are wanting an adult only community area. These homes are also equipped to help people age in place.
The Golden Circle is a great for those who are wanting to enjoy the company and support of peers. It is the “hub” that helps build community and provides activities, programs, resources (such as grocery delivery and in-home maintenance) and information for older adults and their families or caregivers. Programs are dedicated to enriching the lives of the seniors in the Red Deer area. There are many classes that help maintain a healthy social and physical life, things like fitness and dance classes, cards and games, clubs (such as photography, art and horseshoes), even computer and music classes. Golden Circle also helps arrange trips to get away with a group who are also wanting to travel. Check out their website to see this awesome resource http://www.goldencircle.ca/
The Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown house is another great way to connect. It is a drop-in center to go and enjoy things like bingo, carpet bowling, card games and a hot lunch. They are open from 8am to 4pm and is located near the Red Deer Hospital 5414 43rd Street Red Deer, Alberta and cab be reached at 403-346-4034 for more information.
Red Deer also has a great transit system in place to help those who are not able to drive around allowing anyone to access all the major areas of Red Deer. This allows people to feel like they still have freedom to get around and enjoy the beauty and amenities that Red Deer has to offer.