It’s a Collingswood Summer!

No doubt about it, there’s no summer like a Collingswood summer!  From the lively downtown to scenic parks, there is always something for the whole family to do. Even though older adults must take extra precautions in the heat, there are still plenty of activities they can safely enjoy. Whether at our assisted living community, or in the surrounding area, we have a list of local options that scream fun from our senior activities team in South Jersey!

Visit Collingswood’s First and Only Brewery. Devil’s Creek Brewery is a staple on Collingswood’s main street and has the capacity to brew up to 1000 barrels a year (not bad for a town that’s been dry for 200 years). Their tasting room features a 19 ft bar made of reclaimed wood from an 1800s Pennsylvania church. Devil’s Creek always has 12 unique beers on tap, including the crowd-favorite, a “Caramel Apple” brown ale – yum. The best part about this brewery? It’s only a 2 minute drive or a 10 minute walk from UMC at Collingswood. Plan a day with the family to share a flight of beer in their tasting room. Or better yet, call them up and see if they have any fun events coming up this month. In the past, they’ve had trivia nights, painting classes, and “sip n shop” parties – all great activities not just for summer, but all year round! (Safety note: please plan to drink extra water while participating in beer tastings to avoid any heat exhaustion or dehydration issues that could negatively impact your health.)

Sing your heart out at Songbird Karaoke. After you visit the brewery, you can walk a few doors down and sing at the top of your lungs at a little place called Songbird Karaoke. This unique venue allows you to book a private suite with your friends to have food, drinks, and enjoy some karaoke. If you’re a resident at our independent lifestyle community, get at least three friends together and one of our caregivers can book a session and help arrange transportation. Booking a private suite with 4 people comes out to $10 a person – you can’t beat that!

Go for a walk at a nearby park. If you or a loved one resides at UMC at Collingswood, then you might already know that there are three beautiful parks nearby: Cooper River Park, Knight Park, and Newton Lake Park. All three spots are perfect to enjoy a little summer sunshine and an old fashioned picnic with family or friends. Newton Lake Park is pet-friendly, so when you include the whole family in a picnic, don’t forget your furry friend living at Collingswood (yes, UMC allows pets!).

Summer Fun at UMC at Collingswood. There’s no place like home, especially when home is a community filled with activities from A-Z. We have many spots outdoors in our community to gather with residents and families. Why not take advantage and plan a fun get together with those you enjoy spending time with the most? Have everyone bring an appetizer or side dish, spread out a big blanket on the grass, turn on some music, and have yourselves a feast! Don’t forget to apply sunblock throughout the day and try to set up camp under the gazebo or a shady tree.

Senior Activities and Events at UMC at Collingswood

UMC at Collingswood provides many opportunities for seniors to have fun and socialize onsite. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide assistance with daily tasks like dressing, cooking, and medication management. Our residents are fully supported while they enjoy doing the things they love! Our team members could also recommend the best spots to meet new friends on campus and fun activities to take part in like Tai Chi, Book Club, and Feature Film Fridays! Call us today to see what we have planned for the end of summer, as there is always something exciting going on for seniors at Collingswood!

For more information on our summer events for seniors in South Jersey, please visit our website at: https://umcommunities.org/collingswood/

This blog was originally published at https://umcommunities.org/collingswood/blog/its-a-collingswood-summer/

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