Thursday, April 21, 2016
If you are feeling too pampered with your 55 plus active adult community taking care of your needs, and you feel as though you need to get your hands dirty, then look no further! Earth Day is just around the corner, on April 23, 2016. And if you feel strongly about protecting the environment and conserving the Earth, then this is an opportune time for you to get in the thick of it and make a difference after you get settled in your new active adult community in Boca Raton. And, this is year is the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, which was first held on April 22, 1970!
So, let’s start with how you can make a difference:
Get Cleaning: The city of Boca Raton is having a beach and mangrove cleanup called the Great American Clean-Up, which will take place on April 16, at the Spanish River Park. Visit the Great American Clean-Up website for more information on various dates and times of local clean-ups and events.
Attend the Earth Day Event: You can go to the 3rd Annual Florida Earth Festival on Sunday, April 23 in Boca Raton, Florida, featuring outdoor and indoor events. Both the outdoor and indoor events will have food and entertainment, alternative fuel vehicles, and an Eco-Park for Green Vendors. The vendors are asked to offer items that are in line with the “green” mentality: “Reuse, recycle, upcycle.” There will also be plenty events aimed at educating both the young and the not-so-young on a sustainable lifestyle, including energy, air, and water workshops for kids – the perfect opportunity to make new friend with those in your 55+ community in Boca and come together to learn sustainable living.
Visit Nature Centers: South Florida is home to some vast nature centers, such as the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, which also happens to be one of Boca Raton’s most visited attractions. With 20 acres of protected barrier island, Gumbo Limbo has committed to increasing public awareness on the coastal and marine ecosystems in South Florida. They also play a vital role in protecting the nests of sea turtles along South Florida’s beaches.
If not there, then try the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, which is located west of Boynton Beach, is a dedicated to conserving America’s fish, wildlife and plants as part of the network of lands and waters managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Or visit the Green Cay Nature Center, located in Delray Beach. The center has one and a half miles of elevated boardwalk over acres of constructed wetlands. They offer guided audio tours, or if you prefer to simply explore, you can learn about the habitat through guided signs and explanations located along the trail. And if your Fibonacci skills are in place, then grab your camera because the center is a photographer’s dream. The center is packed with rare birds and species that roam the wetlands.
These are just some ideas of ways you can participate and get educated on ways to start helping our environment to help make our planet a safe place for future generations. Because even future generations want to feel the luxury of living in a 55 plus active adult community!
Are you loving your new 55 plus active adult community in Boca Raton, but finding yourself in need of a change of scenery? But, where do you start with so many places in Boca Raton to visit? Should you go golfing, or maybe go to Boca Town Center? If you are feeling overwhelmed with choices, try focusing your attention to a singular area that offers a wide variety of activities and events. Active adult communities in downtown Boca Raton, Florida do just that! Whether you are looking to eat your heart out, pamper yourself, or just go shopping, an active adult community in downtown Boca Raton definitely offers it all.
Feeling Peckish: If your taste buds are looking for adventure, there’s no need to fly half away around the world to experience the flavors of India, the Caribbean, Italy or even France. Simply go down to Downtown Boca Raton and experience available variety.
Feeling Shellfish: Try going down to the Downtown Boca Greenmarket to enjoy local seafood while enjoying live entertainment! If the seafood alone doesn’t entice you, the farm-to-table produce, cheeses, honey, homemade soaps and baked goods will definitely catch your eye.
Feeling Sluggish: Enjoy free yoga classes every Saturday in Sanborn Square to shake off any aches and pains you might have after moving into a 55+ community in Boca Raton. And, if you’re feeling really adventurous, they also offer free Capoeira classes! Or, you can take a stroll through downtown and enjoy the Spanish-Mediterranean architecture and the beautiful landscaping.
Feeling Swedish: If you feel that yoga is not for you, how about pampering yourself instead? Downtown Boca is home to more than a dozen spas and salons that offer Swedish massages, hot stone treatments, facials, mani/pedi’s and even hair blow-outs.
Feeling Cultured: Looking for something more mentally stimulating? Enjoy the visually appealing art work scattered throughout Downtown. The Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, the Boca Raton Children’s Museum, and the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum offer some of the finer arts available in the area. The exhibits frequently change to offer you a new experience with every visit. If you’re looking for a show, then head on down to Showtime Performing Arts Theater for a full lineup of musical theater from September through May each year, so you will definitely have plenty to do after hiring an active adult community specialist in Boca Raton to get you settled in!
Feeling Dancy: Live music is always in the air Downtown. Variety plays a key role in the music scene. The Funky Biscuit offers indie rock and tribute bands and Vino Wine Bar is home to nightly singers. If neither of these places interest, then fear not! Mizner Park Amphitheater is a great place for concerts where artists such as Idina Menzel and Adam Lambert have performed. Catch Cindy Lauper on June 11, 2016. And if you don’t think your dance moves are up to standard, join the Fred Astaire Dance Studio for private and group classes, plus weekly social mixers to practice your newly learned moves!
After a day out, come back to your active adult community to enjoy the comfort of your new home. And if you haven’t found your perfect community, contact an active adult community specialist to find your new home in Boca Raton!