Innisfil’s modest charm plays a substantial role in the humble town’s appeal to first-time home buyers in search of settling down and starting a family. However, with countless amenities including clubs, legions, scheduled physical activities at local centres, assisted living programs and volunteer opportunities, seniors will also find Innisfil optimal in offering services that encourage them to remain socially and physically active. And with Belle Aire Shores’ low maintenance and affordable homes, including several bungalow designs, all in close proximity to the community’s excellent amenities, Innisfil stands alone as ideal for seniors who desire a community to thrive in. Innisfil has grown over the years and still manages to offer and create more recreational avenues for seniors to explore. The town itself shares numerous naturesque trails for short or longer strolls in the fresh air. For seniors who enjoy spending time in the kitchen, the Innisfil Farmer’s Market (open June-October) is a great place to source fresh, local ingredients while getting to know the neighbouring farmers.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES & AMENITIES
Innisfil and the surrounding Simcoe area offer a variety of physical activities and programs especially for seniors. Swimming is ideal for improving heart health and strengthening muscles without causing major impact to joints. Innisfil’s YMCA offers senior swimming programs including shallow and deep water aerobic and muscle conditioning workouts, aquatherapy, aquafit classes (good for cardiovascular health) and aquarunning. Seniors also receive membership discounts to all swimming classes. Innisfil’s recreational complex on Yonge Street, minutes from Belle Aire Shores, also offers a walking track every Monday and Wednesday morning for seniors looking to mingle with others while still squeezing in some healthy, low impact exercise. To learn more about Innisfil’s YMCA click here.
SOCIAL & LEISURE
Innisfil’s community centres, residential complexes and schools are utilized to provide recreational programs for all age groups including various exercise classes and lessons tailored specifically to seniors. Some of these year-round programs include beginner yoga, ballroom and latin dancing, skating lessons, as well as light fitness classes that encourage seniors to socialize while increasing flexibility, balance and coordination. To learn more or register for any of Innisfil’s recreation programs for seniors click here. Barrie’s 50+ Social Club meet up also offers scheduled activities including cards (Bid Euchre), board games (Scrabble) and other social activities. The group also plans a monthly dinner for seniors to chat and enjoy great food and company. You can learn more about Barrie’s 50+ Social Club here.
Orillia’s Champlain Seniors Service Club is a phenomenal non-profit association. The club is made of retirees and semi-retirees striving to make a positive impact by allowing seniors to participate in community service and volunteering. Volunteer activities include working with organizations supportive of both local and Canada-wide initiatives, where seniors witness their impact on their surrounding community, as well as on a national scale. The club also offers weekly programs that promote and encourage seniors to socialize and support each other while enjoying the club’s entertainment activities. Orillia’s Champlain Seniors Service Club emphasizes values of loyalty and integration of seniors into the community, while supporting them as they age. Learn more about Orillia’s Champlain Seniors Service Club here. With a wide variety of activities and events created especially for seniors and retirees, it’s no wonder Innisfil has become the ideal community for mature generations to relocate. Innisfil’s supportive community and recreational facilities all value the importance of recognition and providing equal opportunity for seniors to contribute and remain active in society.
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