Senior Fun and Activities
Senior fun and activities abound on the Treasure Coast. Golf, boating, tennis, dancing and swimming are just a few examples. Charitable organizations, churches, clubs (from the Women's Club of Martin County to several VFW's, Elks, Moose) and more, add to the possibilities. For senior fun and activities all over the Treasure Coast, we've got a lot to offer!
Happiest Seaside Town
In a recent survey by US News, 9 of the top 25 best places to retire are in Florida. It's no wonder Florida's at the top of the list... with low taxes, housing affordability, and overall happiness and desirability. Stuart, voted the "Happiest Seaside Town" by Coastal Living Magazine for the entire US, has lots of activities and support for seniors. I've lived in the Stuart area for many years and love the small town charm. So many great restaurants, playhouses, golf, beaches, and boating to consider.
State of the art healthcare is available at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health which has 3 hospitals... Stuart, Stuart South and Tradition in Pt. St. Lucie. We have award winning long term care facilities as well. Palm Beach International Airport is only about 45 minutes to the south and Orlando Regional Airport (and Disney World), is less than two hours to the north.
Stuart Area Golf Courses
There's plenty to choose from that are reasonably priced, conveniently located and tons of fun! These beautiful, affordable, year-round courses. give you miles of greens and lots of golf time. For details about specific course, check out my blog on golf courses.
Do you love to dance? Sing? Senior fun and activities include Friday nights at the Hobe Sound VFW with dancing and if you're so inclined, singing. Cowboy Bob's karaoke tunes bring out the performer in all of us. Terrific dance floor and a good sound system make the place light up with fun and friendship. Friday nights are open to all, membership not required. With very reasonable prices, enjoy their delicious menu from 4:30-7:00 pm.
Here's a video of Elijah Fox's 100th birthday! He golfs 5 days a week and comes to dance at the VFW in Hobe Sound. It's more than just a place to go, it's family.
Several dance studios are close by if you want some instruction and many Stuart area restaurants have live entertainment and dancing. There's plenty to choose from.
Festivals and Art Shows
As a personal favorite, the Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival offers a large variety of art and attracts artists from all over the country. This February event on East Ocean Blvd typically benefits from beautiful temperatures with lots of sunshine. With Memorial Park and it's lovely grounds as a backdrop, enjoy free admission and the opportunity to see (and perhaps buy) some amazing art.
Another personal favorite is Under The Oaks in Vero Beach. World-class artists with amazing, high quality pieces displayed among huge live oak trees in Riverside Park on Vero's barrier island. It's a stage set for success. For a complete list of Treasure Coast area art shows and festivals, check out Treasure Coast Insider's blog on these events.
Theatres and Playhouses
Stuart offers plenty of plays and entertainment at the Lyric Theatre located downtown. Drawing top performers and musicians, this historic theatre is loved by many Martin County residents. Great musicians, comedians, singers and entertainers are the consistent line up for the Lyric. The theatre also offers free movies in the summer. The Sunrise Theatre in Ft. Pierce, like the Lyric, has world class productions and entertainers.
Nestled in an unsuspecting location on Weatherbee Rd in Ft. Pierce, the Pineapple Playhouse has ample parking, great plays and a more intimate experience than larger playhouses. The Barn Theatre on East Ocean in Stuart is also smaller. Another cozy theater is the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach.
Bingo anyone? The highly rated Elks Lodge near Kanner Hwy and US1 in Stuart boasts many Friday nights filled with Bingo and lots of senior fun and activities. Great Italian food on Thursdays with entertainment. Made-to-order meals 5-7 pm with bar service 4:30-8:30 pm. Join in the fun!
Bingo Madness and Arcade on US1 in Port St Lucie has great reviews too! With its recent transformation, it's sure to make your time worthwhile. If you're a serious player, check them out.
Bingo at Night's of Columbus is a great spot for Stuart area senior fun and activities. One review says "this place exudes the warmth of brotherhood." The facility is also available for your events. Located in southwest Stuart.
For more information about senior fun and activities on the Treasure Coast, contact Mona Leonard, your trusted Treasure Coast Insider blogger.