A Senior’s Guide to Being Active and Engaged in Your New Community
Published on: March 28, 2024
4 aging, fit adults holding yoga mats outdoors
Photo By: Anupam Mahapatra

Austin’s bustling energy extends to its active senior community. This vibrant city offers diverse options to keep seniors moving, socialize, and forge new friendships.

Low-impact fitness

Senior Centers provide a welcoming environment for activities like yogatai chi, and dance classes. Many offer swimming facilities, perfect for gentle exercise.

Outdoor activities

Austin boasts numerous scenic trails like the Barton Creek Greenbelt or the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail. Walking and hiking trails offer a chance to commune with nature and get some fresh air.

Social engagement

Active social clubs and groups like the Hill Country Hikers Club or the Austin Newcomers Club organize outings and activities catering to various interests, fostering a sense of community.

Additional resources

Austin Parks and Recreation Department provides information on senior fitness programs and events.

Many insurance plans offer SilverSneakers coverage, granting access to fitness classes specifically designed for seniors.

By exploring these options, Austin’s senior population can embrace an active and fulfilling lifestyle, forging connections and enjoying the city’s dynamic spirit.