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4 Summer Activities for Cleveland Seniors and Their Families

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With summer under way, Cleveland, Ohio, offers unique attractions and experiences for people of all ages to enjoy. From cultural arts to historic landmarks, seniors and their families can keep busy during the warmer months.

Continue reading for a list of four noteworthy activities and attractions for seniors in Cleveland, Ohio.

1. Cleveland Botanical Garden

Formerly known as the Garden Center of Cleveland, the Cleveland Botanical Garden offers a vibrant experience for everyone. With 10 acres of beautiful outdoor gardens, seniors can enjoy a relaxing afternoon surrounded by lush plants, birds and butterflies. In addition, the garden offers a variety of adult education programs, including lectures, art classes and health and wellness activities. For more information, visit Cleveland Botanical Garden. The garden is also wheelchair and mobility scooter accessible.

Entry Price: Member Adult ($12.00), Nonmember Adult ($22.00).

Upcoming Event: Meditation in the Garden – Learn techniques to calm and relax the mind and spirit in the therapeutic qualities of the outdoors. (June 25, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

2. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

The zoo offers opportunities for seniors and youngsters alike to enjoy the outdoors and learn about wildlife. For those who are worried about being on their feet, the zoo offers attractions like the Boomerang Line, a train ride through the zoo’s Australian adventure. In addition, the zoo offers free admission to residents of Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township.

Entry Price: Free on Mondays for residents. Adults ($14.25), Seniors ($12.25).

Upcoming Event: Father’s Day at the Zoo – Celebrate with the fathers in your life by enjoying a free day at the zoo for dads (with child admission).

3. Cleveland Museum of Art

Proud to be one of the world’s most distinguished comprehensive art museums, the Cleveland Museum of Art houses a diverse collection of exhibitions and galleries. Seniors can enjoy the dynamic collection on any given afternoon, free of charge. For more information, visit the Cleveland Museum of Art. The museum is also accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs.

Entry Price: Free to the public.

Upcoming Event: Parade the Circle – The Cleveland Museum of Art has been bringing Parade the Circle to Greater Cleveland for 28 years. Come see University Circle come alive with color, music and art for all ages. (June 10, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

4. Start a Conversation

For rainy days, or a day when you’d like to relax, get the family together for some meaningful conversation. Get to know one another on a deeper level by asking each other questions you wouldn’t normally think to ask, like the following:

  • What is the best lesson you learned from your mom, dad or other role model?
  • What personal events have most shaped your life?
  • What events in your nation’s history had an impact on you and how?

Pack up a picnic and head to the park for some conversation, or invite the family over for some bonding.

From museums to memorials, Cleveland has a variety of opportunities to keep seniors active and educated. For a detailed list of senior activity resources in Cleveland, visit the Senior Citizen’s Guide to Cleveland. In addition, we invite you to explore our blog for more information and resources for seniors. 


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