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Step Into Spring Safely With These Activities

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April 20, 2023

Warmer spring weather invites you to step outside and enjoy more activities after spending time indoors through the winter. Northern Virginia weather can be unpredictable in the spring with high pollen counts and frequent heavy rains, so having a mix of indoor and outdoor activities on your list means you always have something to do.

Read on to explore several ideas for social activities for seniors this spring, both on campus at Falcon Landing and in Potomac Falls.

Get Moving
Nicer weather often inspires people to get moving. Physical activity supports your general health and well-being, and it can give you more energy. Focusing on balance and strength activities can help prevent falls to keep you safer and more confident. Falcons Landing offers many ways to stay active as part of the independent living community, starting with a well-equipped fitness center and exercise equipment. Residents can take a dip in the junior Olympic pool, to swim laps or join a water aerobics class. It's a low-impact option that's gentle on joints and often good for individuals with mobility issues.

The community makes it easy to get moving. You can join one of three walking clubs to have company on the local trails. Fitness classes in and out of the water let you stay fit with fellow residents. Classes are available for all levels, including bootcamp, chair aerobics and chair yoga if standing is difficult. You can also grab some friends and spend some time on the tennis courts.

Join Group Activities
Participating in group activities lets you socialize and engage in stimulating activities. Falcons Landing offers several group options as part of an extensive lineup of on-site activities. Join a book club or computer club, find your artistic side in an art class, join the fun at Trivia Night in our Compass Club or chat about opportunities with the investment club. The community also has classes, lectures and entertainment on the monthly schedule. Join fellow residents in the scheduled activities that match your interests.

Explore the Amenities
When choosing a northern VA senior living community, the available amenities can be a deciding factor. Having lots of options without leaving the community makes your days more enjoyable. Some ways to fill your days this spring is taking advantage of all the Falcons Landing amenities. Some options include:

  • Woodworking shop
  • Arts-and-crafts center
  • Billiards
  • Pickleball
  • Massage therapist
  • Billards

Volunteer Your Time and Talents
You've lived a life of service, so continuing that in your retirement years is a natural option. Find a local volunteering opportunity that lets you use your talents to support the community. You can find a variety of ways to share your time. Consider your skills and physical limitations to choose a safe option. For instance, if you're interested in volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, avoid tasks that involve ladders or other fall risks. Local museums, arts foundations and the National Parks Service can provide great opportunities for giving back to the local area and people.

Visit Museums
If you're looking for indoor spring activities in Potomac Falls, VA, consider visiting a local museum. You can find a wide range of options in the Northern Virginia area to match whatever interests you might have — or explore something new. Some examples include:

  • Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum
  • Waddell Art Gallery
  • Winmill Carriage Museum
  • Museum of Hounds and Hunting
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
  • The George C. Marshall International Center

If you want to take a longer trip, gather a group of friends and head to Washington, D.C. to visit the city's many museums and historical sites. If you use a walker or wheelchair, check the accessibility of the museums you plan to visit, so you know what to expect. Falcons Landing offers a D.C.Drop Off and Old Town Alexandria Drop off each month.

Explore Nature
You don't have to go far from the grounds at Falcons Landing to find little pockets of nature in the city. You'll discover several parks close to the community, including Claude Moore Park, which features a variety of habitats, including ponds and meadows. If you like to explore, plan a hike there. If you prefer a more mellow option, this park is good for bird-watching or nature photography. We have three walking clubs that take full advantage of the local scenic trails, including Algonkian Regional Park which sits along the Potomac River, giving you impressive water views, along with both paved and natural surface hiking trail options.

Schedule a Tour
To learn more about the many on-site amenities that keep our residents busy and engaged during the spring and throughout the year, reach out to our team at 703-404-5151. If you're considering a move to an independent living community, contact us to schedule a tour to see if Falcons Landing is a good fit for you.

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