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Summertime Activities for Seniors in McLean, Virginia

Summer is the perfect time to try something new and take advantage of the warm weather in McLean, Virginia. Whether you prefer to relax with friends and family near your Independent Living suite or you love discovering hidden gems further afield, there's something to do in McLean to suit all interests and ability levels. Let's discover some of the best summertime activities for seniors in and around Vinson Hall Retirement Community.

1. Senior-Friendly Outdoor Activities

At Vinson Hall Retirement Community, we offer a broad range of senior-friendly outdoor activities within the community and further afield. Many of our residents enjoy participating in our regularly scheduled intergenerational playdates with preschoolers at the VHRC Sports Park. Spending time with children offers a range of health and social benefits for older adults, including improved mood and quality of life.

Alternatively, enjoying time on our beautiful grounds is a relaxing way to top up your vitamin D levels. Green-thumbed seniors can grow their own flowers, herbs and vegetables in our tranquil community garden. Meanwhile, our sunny outdoor dining areas are the perfect setting for an alfresco coffee or meal with friends and family.

2. Local Events

There's always something to look forward to in Fairfax County, Virginia, from live music concerts to fairs and festivals. The area is home to Wolf Trap, the country's only national park for the performing arts, where you can take in a variety of entertainment, such as open-air pop, opera, Broadway performances, and more! The county's summer festival program also boasts events for every taste, including fun fairs, live music events and food festivals. Our community certainly enjoys celebrating a mind-boggling array of global cuisine.

If you prefer to stay closer to home, Vinson Hall Retirement Community operates a diverse schedule of cultural and social events just a stone's throw from your Independent Living apartment. Our program of events includes lectures by local experts, weekly movie nights, ice cream socials and musical performances. Our team also provides transport to nearby events — perfect if you want to explore local museums and landmarks without driving.

3. Water Aerobics

Aqua aerobics is a low-impact exercise, making it ideal for older adults who want to improve their physical fitness without straining sensitive joints. Research also shows aqua aerobics can help you maintain a healthy body weight and reduce your risk of falls as you age.

Vinson Hall Retirement Community's dedicated wellness team runs regular water fitness classes suitable for all abilities and experience levels. Our community also offers a full schedule of activities, such as yoga, pool volleyball and balance and gait classes, to help you maintain optimal wellness and enjoy a vibrant, active lifestyle in your Independent Living community.

4. Pickleball

Pickleball can be an excellent alternative if you love competitive sports but find tennis too hard on your joints. This game requires a smaller court, making it easier to keep the ball in play. Therefore, it helps keep you active without requiring excessive running or jumping. Furthermore, players use a lighter ball similar to a wiffleball, and the stringless paddle minimizes strain on the wrists and hands. These adjustments reduce the risk of accidental injuries.

Some people play singles pickleball, but doubles games are more common. Both options provide plenty of opportunities for social interaction as you enjoy outdoor exercise. The sports park at Vinson Hall Retirement Community has two pickleball courts where residents can enjoy a playful match of this popular sport. Readers of Arlington Magazine recognized our courts as one of the best pickleball courts in the region. For interested participants, our weekly pickleball events are ideal for beginners and experienced players alike and are a great way to meet new friends.
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