Activities for Cincinnati Seniors to Enjoy This Summer

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As those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer pass us by, do you find yourself looking for fun and interesting activities to fill the remaining days? If so, you might want to consider activities for seniors in and around Colerain Township, located just north of Cincinnati.

Colerain Township is committed to providing activities and events that enrich the lives of their residents. They know that an active lifestyle improves physical, mental and social well-being. To that end, they offer endless opportunities - enjoy a stroll through various parks, visit a local winery, attend movies, concerts and Shakespeare in the park, or take part in one of the many activities offered at their senior center.  Let’s take a moment to look at a few of these activities.

Vinoklet Winery

Situated on 30 picturesque acres of rolling hills and ponds, Vinoklet Winery is a great place to escape and unwind. After its’ humble beginnings as an old dairy farm, it became a fully operational winery in 1985; and it is Hamilton County’s only working winery that also has its own vineyard.

Activities at Vinoklet go well beyond just wine tasting, however. You can also enjoy a unique dining experience while watching the sunset from the patio, gazebo or solarium dining room. Or, check out one of their events (some are weekly) which include movies, Shakespeare performances and acoustic live music during their Cigars and Guitars event every Wednesday night.  

While there, don’t forget to sample Vinoklet’s outstanding red blend, “Brother Joe,” the Best of Show winner in the 2015 Ohio Wine Competition.  

And be sure to mark your calendar to attend the 17th Annual Arts & Wine Festival at Vinoklet Winery on Septemeber 12-13, 2015.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Pack a picnic basket with your favorite goodies, including a bottle of Vinoklet wine, and venture into the woods of Mt. Airy Forest. With 23 picnic areas to choose from, each complete with tables, charcoal grills and swing sets, you are likely to find the ideal spot for a picnic with family and friends. While there, be sure to check out Ohio’s only wheelchair accessible treehouse. Or, treat yourself to a walking tour of Mt. Airy Arboretum’s specialty gardens. An enclosed dog park is also onsite for a visit with your four-legged companions.

Another great park to explore in the area is Winton Woods. Nature-related educational exhibits are featured in its auditorium; the park has various nature trails including 2.6 miles of paved trails; and, picnic areas are available. Take the grandkids and share the joy of Winton Woods’ 100-acre educational farm complete with animals, plus wagon and pony rides.

While at Winton Woods, try out a fun and friendly game of lawn bowling. Teams of one to three persons compete in this very unique sport that is similar to bocce ball and curling. It is a game that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. Want to learn how to play? Then you’re in luck! Your first two visits for lawn bowling at the Little Miami Golf Center are free. A complementary lesson and equipment are provided as well. Take a group of friends and share the fun. Want to learn more? Check out the Cincinnati Lawn Bowling Club.

With more than 50 other local parks and nature centers and preserves, Cincinnati has thousands of acres filled with plenty of flora and fauna to explore and enjoy. Many of the parks are designed with wheelchair accessibility. Whether you are searching for an ideal place to picnic, a trail to hike, birds to watch, flowers to enjoy or wanting even to catch a glimpse of a flying squirrel, you are sure to find a park or nature center that meets your needs.

Enjoy your summer!

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Bryan Reynolds
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August 01, 2015
Bryan Reynolds is the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Bryan is responsible for developing and implementing ERS' digital marketing strategy, and overseeing the website, social media outlets, audio and video content and online advertising. After originally attending The Ohio State University, he graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a Bachelor of fine arts focused on electronic media. Bryan loves to share his passion for technology by assisting older adults with their computer and mobile devices. He has taught several classes within ERS communities as well as at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute run by the University of Cincinnati. He also participates on the Technology Team at ERS to help provide direction. Bryan and his wife Krista currently reside in Lebanon, Ohio with their 5 children.

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