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Local Summer Activities to Enjoy with Seniors

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Summer is the perfect time to enjoy everything the city of Dayton has to offer. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of summer events that older adults are sure to enjoy, right here in the area. Many retirement communities schedule outings to local events and even offer complimentary transportation so residents don’t need to worry about driving. Check out a few of these great activities to enjoy with seniors this summer.

Listen to live music

All summer long, you can catch live music at various locations in the Dayton area. Bethany Village and Graceworks at Home are platinum sponsors of the popular Centerville Summer Concert Series, where residents can enjoy a variety local bands all summer long. Retirement communities also often organize transportation for group trips to live concert and theater performances, making it easy for seniors to enjoy a worry-free night on the town.

Experience the flavors of Dayton

From farmer’s markets to food truck festivals, there’s plenty of delicious cuisines to enjoy in the Dayton area. If you are looking for healthy, local food, try visiting your local farmers market! Most vendors sell fresh fruits and vegetables, milk and cheeses, specialty jams, and even pottery and jewelry. It’s a great way to try new foods and enjoy the local community. 

Explore local history

Discover Dayton’s rich history by taking a tour of locations such as historic Carillon Park, where the original Wright Flyer III airplane is on display. Seniors can also purchase discount tickets to the Dayton Art Institute, which features various traveling exhibits throughout the year. Or, bring the grandchildren and explore The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Admission is always free and the museum is easily accessible for individuals needing wheelchairs or walkers.

Written by Bethany Lutheran Village

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