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Six Fun Activities When Visiting Your Loved One in Assisted Living

There's plenty to see and do when you visit your loved one in Aberdeen Village in Olathe, Kansas. Our community boasts a range of fun amenities and activities for our residents and their families to enjoy, and our proximity to Kansas City offers a wealth of community-based opportunities. Let's explore six fun assisted living activities in Aberdeen Village and the surrounding area.

1. Putting

Putting is a gentle, low-impact physical activity ideal for older adults, although it's great fun for people of all ages. Furthermore, a 2018 review concluded that golfing activities offer significant health benefits for seniors, including improved mental well-being, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and enhanced balance.

Our on-site putting green is the perfect spot to enjoy a putting game in beautiful surroundings. After your game, consider grabbing a delicious coffee and snack in our welcoming cappuccino bar.

On-site putting green
Cappuccino bar

2. Swimming

The advantages of swimming for seniors are well-documented. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend it as an excellent way for older adults to boost their heart health, reduce arthritis pain and promote good mental health.

Every member of the family can benefit from a session in the pool, making it an ideal assisted-living activity to enjoy with your loved one. At Aberdeen Village, residents and their families are welcome to use our indoor swimming pool for fun and exercise.

Indoor swimming pool

3. Arts and Crafts

Our community champions the power of art to boost self-esteem, improve memory and reduce the risk of mental health problems in older adults. Aberdeen Village residents and local family members over 65 can participate in our award-winning Art is Ageless program and even enter our annual art competition for a chance to be featured in our prestigious calendar.

If you're visiting with children, consider bringing art materials to create a collaborative masterpiece in your loved one's assisted living residence. Alternatively, you can book a studio class or catch an exhibition at the nearby Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. The museum is home to a breathtaking collection of ancient and contemporary artworks and is just a 30-minute drive from the community.

4. Walking

Strolling along the beautiful walking paths at Aberdeen Village is the perfect way to get some fresh air while exploring our vibrant community. We're also fortunate to have various outdoor spaces just a stone's throw from the community, offering delightful views and fun family activities.

The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is a particular highlight, and you can get there by car in under half an hour. It features a network of stunning gardens for walking and relaxation, tranquil woodlands, and educational resources to help you learn about Native American culture.

5. Concerts

Aberdeen Village hosts a range of live music events for musical seniors and their friends and families. Our musical program offers something for all tastes, from coffee and piano events to communal hymn singing.

Alternatively, discover beautiful and historic spaces while enjoying live classical music by attending a Kansas City Symphony event. The orchestra performs a varied program in and around Kansas City, including free chamber music concerts, live film and music events and holiday performances. Visiting grandkids may enjoy taking in a family concert in the impressive Helzberg Hall.

6. Visit a Museum

The wealth of museums near our community allows our residents and their loved ones to explore the area's rich history and learn something new together. The historic 18th and Vine neighborhood in nearby Kansas City is home to the American Jazz Museum. The venue hosts a range of interactive exhibits and a live jazz club, bringing the city's musical heritage to life.

Learn more about the area's history and cultural history by visiting the Kansas City Museum. This grand building contains numerous exhibits documenting Kansas City through the ages, including a fascinating oral history collection and examples of period garments.

Schedule a Visit

Aberdeen Village welcomes seniors and their families to visit our community and experience our outstanding amenities first-hand. Call us at (913) 213-1686, or complete our contact form to schedule a tour.

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