Recognized in 2010 by Money Magazine as one of the “Best Places To Live”, Shawnee, Kansas has much to offer. Shawnee was recognized for its affordable housing, air quality index, and median commute time. Not only is it a great place to live, but also the city offers numerous activities for seniors and their families.
Being able to stay connected to your loved ones is important in this stage of life and finding activities to do together or even new hobbies to pick up is priceless. We’ve put together a short list of games and services in the Shawnee area that you and your loved one can enjoy together or simply just stay in the loop as your parents or grandparents stay active. Keep in mind, Cherished Transitions will be with you every step of the way as you navigate this new and sometimes challenging transition with your loved ones. Our Registered Nurses will help guide you through the process and lend a helping hand when needed.
Activities for your loved one in Shawnee:
- Kansas Senior Games; If you’ve always been known to be competitive and are 50+, the Kansas Senior Games are for you. Originally located in Topeka, KS, this multi-sport competition takes place over two weekends. Gather your Shawnee friends and form a team to play your choice of over 20 sports/games from granny basketball to pickleball to shooting – sporting clays. Age groups include: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, and 95-99.
- Shawnee Senior Services; CityRide is a transit program for seniors (65 and older) who reside in the city limits. Shawnee CityRide provides rides to and from private residences, to businesses, to physician offices, and any other location inside the Shawnee City limits.
If the Grandchildren are visiting:
- Wonderscope Children’s Museum; Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City provides fun, dynamic exhibits and programs that integrate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning for children eight years of age and younger.
- PowerPlay; PowerPlay offers a wide range of attractions for all ages including Virtual Reality, Laser-Tag, Go-Karts, Tilt-a-Whirl, Whirlyball, and of course hundreds of arcade games. Your children and grandchildren won’t want to leave!