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Indianapolis is an amazing city for people of all ages. There is so much to explore and enjoy together. When you or a loved one is getting older, it can be natural to feel like you should stay at home, but that’s definitely not the case! Getting out and embracing the city around you, can help improve moods, increase physical health, and serve as a bonding experience.

If you are having a hard time thinking of senior-friendly activities, you are in luck! Indianapolis is full of experiences that can work for people of all interests and mobility needs. Check out some great options below!

Embrace Your Inner Bookworm

If you have a senior in your life that is a self-proclaimed bookworm, there is almost no better place to spend an afternoon than at the Indianapolis Central Library. The library has been a staple in the city since 1917 and is full of events, educational classes, and, of course, books! Spend an afternoon perusing the rows of books, or join a book discussion with others from the area.

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Soak in the Sounds

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If you are looking for a more elegant way to enjoy the evening, getting some tickets to see the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is a must-do! The talented musicians are sure to blow you away with their beautiful renditions. Typically, you can also bring your own food and blanket to enjoy the show together.

Go on an Adventure

There are some amazing historic landmarks in and around Indianapolis. If you are wanting someone else to do the planning on how to do some sightseeing, there are many tours that you can take to get to know the city and its history. Some great places to start are the City Market Catacombs and Morris-Butler House.

Find Your Favorite Winery

You might not think of Indiana as a state with lots of great wine options, but think again! There are quite a few wineries in and around Indianapolis. You and your senior loved one are sure to love getting to taste test many different varieties of wine. Sip and stroll through the vineyards together, or join an actual winery tour. From just posting up with a glass of wine to learning all about how the wine is made, a day spent at the winery is sure to be enjoyable!

Embrace the City Atmosphere

Just because you or your loved one is getting older, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all that urban life has to offer! Downtown Indianapolis has some of the best restaurants and shopping around. Spend the day hopping from restaurant to restaurant sampling some of the best dishes in the city, or get some retail therapy by supporting local shops and boutiques.


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