Sometimes referred to as the “Heart of America”, Kansas City is well known for its barbecue, craft breweries, and its long tradition of jazz music and culture. Kansas City is also home to the KC Chiefs, Royals, and Sporting KC, keeping any sports buff entertained year round.
If your loved one has a knack for culture and the performing arts, then they will be thrilled to stay in the KC area and enjoy the Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City ballet, or peruse the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.
Activities for your loved one in Kansas City:
- Kansas City Public Library; Located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, the KC Public Library is the oldest library in Kansas City. The library offers monthly “Lobby Stops” to bring the library to senior housing sites. The library staff sets up a small, pop-up library in a common meeting area or lobby. During their visit, patrons are invited to browse and check out items on-site.
- National WW I Museum and Memorial; Come explore history with photographs, letters, and an interactive WW I timeline at the world’s most comprehensive collection of WW I items. The National World War I Museum and Memorial is dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community.
- The Kansas City Symphony; Each year the Kanas City Symphony plays a 42-week season, which includes subscription concerts, educational concerts, regional and national tours, and public outreach concerts. The symphony is housed within the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts.
- KC Transportation; Getting around Kansas City is simple with KC Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) bus rapid transit line, the Metro Area Express (MAX). MAX links the River Market, Downtown, Union Station, Crown Center and the Country Club Plaza. KC also has a two-mile streetcar that runs between the River Market and Union Station.
- YMCA of Greater Kansas City; The YMCA hosts a number of programs for Adults 55+ including group exercise classes such as water exercise and SilverSneakers® classes. There are also classes designed to accommodate adults with arthritis including water fitness classes, land classes, Tai Chi and Enhance Fitness classes. The YMCA also hosts group outings, health education seminars, volunteer opportunities and events designed to promote mental agility, good health and independence.