If you live in Coventry and find that you are lost for things to do that are entertaining, social and different to your everyday activities, yet are struggling to find somewhere new to visit – especially somewhere that is accessible if your mobility and agility aren’t quite the same as they used to be – then we’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to go as a fun day out, pick up a new hobby or simply get out the house and partake in some self-care, in this blog we’ll list three different activities in Coventry that may be of interest to you. All are suitable for the elderly, so you won’t have to worry about them being unmanageable!
Museums are enjoyable at any age – you’re never too old to learn something new, after all! If you also have a penchant for all things transport, then the Coventry Transport Museum is an especially favourable destination for you. Home to the fastest car in the world, the museum houses the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles in the world and tells the story of a city that changed the world through transport through captivating displays, interactive galleries and much more.
With a nearby bus stop that makes it easy to get to, there are lifts that provide access to both floors of the museum if stairs are something you struggle with, meaning you won’t have to miss out on any of the exhibits during your visit. There are also senior concession tickets available, meaning you could enjoy all the museum has to offer at a great rate!
Is there a particular hobby or skill that you used to be proficient in or one that you would like to pick up? If so, then you may be interested in the activities offered by the Gilbert Richards Centre. With a variety of volunteer-run sessions offered weekly in a group setting, this is a great way to find something new and fun to implement into your weekly routine and get you out the house, as well as encouraging you to socialise and meet new, like-minded people.
Some of the activities offered include pottery, sculpting, painting, knitting, sewing, wood working, computer & IT sessions and more. You can view the spring schedule for which workshops are running and when here.
If you’re looking to stay active in your older age, then you may benefit from some of the facilities offered at The Wave leisure centre. There is a 25m pool for lane swimming, an activity that is both gentle on the body yet incredibly effective for maintaining your strength and fitness levels in later life. Or perhaps, if you’re looking for something more guided, you would enjoy one of the low impact yoga classes, helping to keep you flexible.
There is also a spa if you fancy treating yourself to a little self-indulgence once in a while, as you rightly deserve!
Do you find that your mobility is slower than it used to be and stairs are becoming more burdensome or even painful to walk up and down nowadays? You shouldn’t have to tolerate pain at home that may consequently stop you from getting out and enjoying external activities, that’s why you should consider a stairlift.