Activities for Active Older Adults

It’s easy for seniors to stay active and engaged in the St. Croix Valley.

Here in the St. Croix Valley, it’s easy to stay active and engaged every day—no matter your age. Local senior living communities offer a wide variety of activities to keep the body, mind and spirit in good health. From exercise classes to crafts to volunteering, there is something for everyone. Read on for a sampling of the top diversions for seniors these days.

Boutwells Landing
Boredom stays at bay at Boutwells Landing in Oak Park Heights, as the center offers a variety of services to best suit seniors’ needs. Residents in their independent living, assisted living or memory care facilities enjoy water-based activities in the pool, arts and crafts, Bible studies, shopping trips and movie screenings. Boutwells also has an Adult Day Services program, which is perfect for seniors not quite ready to make the switch to a retirement community but looking to fill their days with a bit more excitement. Boutwells Landing.

Croixdale Senior Housing
There is no shortage of activities at Croixdale Senior Housing. In fact, the hardest thing might be making time for all of them. A typical day might include exercise classes, visits from a therapy dog, a trivia competition, coffee with friends, a shopping excursion and cards before bed. The facility’s Town Center is set up like its own village, complete with small town charm and amenities. Later in the summer, community members can see all Croixdale has to offer. Its annual customer appreciation event—a state fair theme this year—will be held August 24 from 1–4 p.m. Croixdale Senior Housing.

Oak Ridge Place
Residents and their families rave about Oak Ridge Place. In addition to quiet, clean and comfortable apartments, the center offers a full slate of daily activities and social opportunities. Residents enjoy yoga, church services, Bible studies and board games (Rummikub in particular). There’s also the popular Uff Da Club, which meets twice a month in celebration of Scandinavian history and heritage. Oak Ridge Place.

Red Cedar Canyon Senior Assisted Living
Red Cedar Canyon Senior Assisted Living has a holistic approach to health that makes a world of difference for its residents. Its wellness program is focused not only on physical health but emotional, mental and spiritual health as well. There are therapeutic exercise classes, spiritual study groups, movies, trivia and games, but the program also includes several out-of-the-ordinary options. Aromatherapy is one of the top favorites. Red Cedar Canyon Senior Assisted Living.

Oak Park Senior Living
Days are jam-packed at Oak Park Senior Living. Its staff works hard to ensure each day brings something new, fun and rewarding for the residents who call it home, whether they’re in one of the independent living, assisted living or memory care units. Games, workouts, walking clubs and movie nights help keep tenants active, engaged and connected to one another.  Oak Park Senior Living.