8 Exciting Activities for Seniors around V!VA Oakville
Published on December 13, 2019
When moving into a retirement home in Oakville, one may be tempted to focus more on the amenities available in their new setting—and at retirement homes like V!VA Oakville, those amenities are certainly impressive. However, the Town of Oakville also offers endless places to enjoy sports, entertainment, nature, and the local community. There are many senior activities in Oakville to enjoy, from shopping and dining downtown to beautiful parks and gardens nearby. If you’re considering retirement living in Oakville, here are eight exciting activities for seniors to enjoy!
Visit Old Oakville for Shopping and Dining
If you love historical villages, Old Oakville a.k.a. Downtown Oakville is a neighborhood well worth exploring. It has a historic village atmosphere and is the perfect place to enjoy local restaurants and bars or go shopping at specialty stores. Old Oakville is also home to high-end boutiques located along Lakeshore Blvd. Taking a walk down the street and enjoying the beautiful architecture and local art galleries is a must!
Experience Oakville’s Festival Scene
Oakville may be a small town, but it is very lively and hosts numerous festivals each year. For example, the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival is the most popular and lively event currently running in the city. Bring a few lawn chairs and some friends and you can enjoy free concerts on its nine stages. In the spring you can enjoy the For the Love of the Arts Festival, and in the summer, the Midnight Madness Festival offers over six blocks of free family-friendly entertainment to enjoy. If you love ribs, the annual Oakville Family Ribfest is a must-see! There’s also the Bronte Creek Annual Maple Syrup Festival and Canada Film Day. The list of fun Oakville festivals is endless!
Visit the Cool Beaches in the Halton Region
If you love visiting the beach and enjoying picnics and walks in the summer, there are many places nearby that are just a short drive or bus ride away. Five great beaches to enjoy nearby include Port Stanley, Cobourg Beach, Long Point Beach, Point Pelee National Park, and Grand Bend. Many Oakville retirement homes, such as V!VA Oakville, also offer day trips for seniors to local attractions and beaches on a shuttle bus, so you can kick back and enjoy the scenery as they coordinate the transportation to and from the beach for you.
Golf is a great sport for seniors to enjoy and The Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville is the perfect place to enjoy a few rounds. Even if you don’t play golf, the club is also a great place to enjoy a Sunday brunch. The Glen Abbey Golf Club has hosted 25 Canadian Open championships, and for those who want to learn the sport, there is also an available golf academy.
Explore the Gardens and Parks
For a fun day with the grandkids, there are many parks, trails, and gardens to explore. With over 1,400 hectares of parkland, 150 kilometres of trails, and over 200 parks, playgrounds, sports fields, and tennis courts, Oakville has a variety of places to explore outdoors when the weather warms up. Some of these sites include:
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Bronte Heritage Park
Oakville Greenhouse and Conservatory
Visit Museums and Exhibits
A great place to spend an evening in Oakville is the Erchless Estate, former home of the Chisholm family who founded the town. The Erchless Estate is now a museum and a wonderful place to explore the rich history of Oakville. There are permanent collections as well as special exhibitions with guided tours. At this museum, you can see a collection of textiles, costumes, ethnological artifacts, decorative arts and more that belonged to the Chisholm family. Outside there are also beautiful grounds and gardens to photograph.
Watch a Canoe Regatta or Go Canoeing Yourself
The Burloak Canoe Club in Oakville is the perfect place to watch a canoe regatta. The club is located on Navy Flats on the banks of Sixteen Mile Creek, and it has trained top paddlers like Adam van Koeverden, Mark Oldershaw, and more Olympic medalists. Aside from watching the races, you can visit the club to enjoy canoeing or kayaking with friends or family or rent a Dragon Boat.
Settle into V!VA Oakville and Enjoy a Great Retirement Experience
If you are considering Oakville as your retirement destination, V!VA Oakville Retirement Community is the place for you. We offer an incredible senior residence in Oakville that offers many of these activities with easy access to the fun sites mentioned above, and much more.
At V!VA Oakville, we provide more than just a comfortable, safe place to live. We ensure a great quality of life for seniors, whether they have moved for personal reasons, physical or medical limitations, or because they want to meet and live near their peers after losing a loved one. Whatever reason you have for considering retirement living, V!VA Oakville is a great choice. We care about our Community Members greatly and strive to offer the best senior living experience in Ontario.